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Airbags class action judge failed to grapple with ‘unknowable’ explosion risk, appeals court hears
Class Actions 2022-03-29 11:01 pm By Sam Matthews

The plaintiff in a class action against Volkswagen over allegedly deadly Takata airbags has told an appeals court his case was misunderstood by the trial […]

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Novartis challenges loss of experts in spat with Pharmacor over generic Gilenya
Intellectual Property 2022-03-28 3:25 pm By Christine Caulfield

Novartis wants to appeal a ruling in its dispute with generic drug maker Pharmacor over patents for its multiple sclerosis drug Gilenya that tossed three […]

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High Court to weigh in on peak indebtedness rule in win for Gunns liquidators
Restructuring & Insolvency 2022-03-25 5:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

The High Court will clarify the so-called peak indebtedness rule used by liquidators recouping payments to unsecured creditors, granting a special leave application brought by […]

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Law firm must pay former high earner ‘fruits of his victory’ pending appeal
Appeals 2022-03-24 1:43 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A Melbourne law firm has lost its bid to delay payment of a $184,000 judgment to a former junior lawyer who earned hundreds of thousands […]

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High Court to hear Spain’s sovereign immunity claims in $375M arbitration dispute
High Court 2022-03-23 10:23 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has agreed to weigh in on whether an Australian court’s recognition of a $375 million international arbitration award against the kingdom of […]

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Court appoints contradictor in class action funder’s challenge to MIS rules
Class Actions 2022-03-22 3:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court has appointed a contradictor to “take up the cudgels” against funder Litigation Capital Management, which has challenged a judgment refusing to […]

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Full Court deals drug companies a blow on patent term extensions
Intellectual Property 2022-03-18 10:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Court has upheld two judgments that shortened patent term extensions granted to Merck Sharpe & Dohme and Ono Pharmaceuticals, finding the extension regime […]

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Climate change appeal decision: End of the road for novel duty of care?
Expert Insights 2022-03-18 2:11 pm By Editor

The Full Federal Court was emphatic in its decision that the environment minister does not owe a duty of care to Australian children to shield […]

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Fitness chain F45 tries to revive patents for computerised workout system
Intellectual Property 2022-03-16 5:29 pm By Sam Matthews

National fitness chain F45 has appealed a court decision revoking two of its patents for a computer-run trainer workout system, arguing its system constituted a […]

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No duty of care owed to kids by environment minister, Full Court rules
Environment 2022-03-15 10:45 am By Christine Caulfield

The Full Federal Court has overturned a historic judgment that found the federal minister for the environment owed a duty of care to Australians under […]

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