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Merck Sharp & Dohme appeals judgment tossing Januvia patent extension
Intellectual Property 2021-09-10 6:04 pm By Miklos Bolza

Merck Sharp & Dohme is seeking to overturn a judgment refusing an extension of a patent covering its Januvia and Janumet diabetes drugs that would […]

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Developer PPK Group appeals defeat in HWL Ebsworth negligence suit
Professional Negligence 2021-09-10 2:19 pm By Christine Caulfield

Property developer PPK Group is challenging the dismissal of its long-running negligence case against law firm HWL Ebsworth over the $25.5 million sale of Crown-owned […]

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Seqwater wins appeal in Queensland floods class action
Class Actions 2021-09-08 11:29 am By Christine Caulfield

Water supplier and dam operator Seqwater has won its high-stakes challenge to a ruling finding it liable for the 2011 Queensland floods and sticking it […]

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High Court finds media responsible for third-party Facebook comments
Defamation 2021-09-08 3:13 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The High Court has found that media outlets are responsible for the publication of defamatory third-party comments on news stories posted to their Facebook pages, […]

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Allergan wins appeal in Botox trade mark battle
Intellectual Property 2021-09-08 5:19 pm By Miklos Bolza

Botox maker Allergan has successfully challenged a Federal Court judgment dismissing its trade mark lawsuit against an Australian company selling topical creams as an alternative […]

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Judge pushes on with penalty despite Qantas appeal in case over ground crew
Employment 2021-09-08 5:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

Qantas Airways is seeking to overturn a Federal Court finding that its decision to axe 2,000 ground staff and replace them with labour hire workers […]

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Full Court slams judge’s reasons as ‘disordered stream of consciousness’
Employment 2021-09-07 6:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court has issued a severe rebuke to a judge for his decision in an employment dispute, calling the judgment a “disordered stream […]

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Insurer keeps up fight over doctor’s costs in breast implant class action
Appeals 2021-09-07 4:49 pm By Miklos Bolza

Avant Insurance has launched an appeal of a Federal Court judgment ordering it to cover the defence costs of a surgeon facing a class action […]

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Monster Energy takes PepsiCo to court over ‘Monster Munch’ trade mark
Intellectual Property 2021-09-07 11:48 am By Sam Matthews

Monster Energy has instituted court proceedings against PepsiCo after failing to block the beverage giant from registering the ‘Monster Munch’ trade mark for the iconic […]

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Shareholders fail to prove loss from Babcock & Brown disclosure breaches
Financial Services 2021-09-06 11:49 am By Christine Caulfield

Shareholders of the collapsed Babcock & Brown have failed in their challenge to a ruling tossing their cases for damages for disclosure breaches during the […]

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