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Full Court puts injector pen patent appeal on fast track
Intellectual Property January 17, 2019 2:03 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Federal Court has expedited an appeal filed Christmas Eve by Sanofi-Aventis of a ruling that denied its bid to block Alphapharm from listing an insulin […]

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DLA Piper sued by QC, junior barrister over $370,000 in unpaid fees
Business of Law January 16, 2019 10:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

A Queens Counsel and a junior barrister at the Victorian Bar are taking DLA Piper to court, accusing the law firm of failing to pay more than $370,000 in fees.

Spotless judgment clarifies redundancy payment exception
Employment January 16, 2019 5:14 pm By Miklos Bolza

Spotless Services violated the Fair Work Act by failing to pay redundancy for workers employed at Perth International Airport, a court has found, in a ruling that clarifies when employers are on the hook for redundancy payments.

Lawyer Brody Clarke jailed for stealing from client to feed ‘irrational’ gambling habit
White Collar January 16, 2019 11:42 pm By Christine Caulfield

A former solicitor with Sydney law firm Atanaskovic Hartnell was jailed Wednesday for a minimum of three years in a fraud case a judge called a “sad illustration of the moral delinquency” of online betting in Australia.

Opal Tower ‘structurally sound’ but flaws found in design, construction, report says
Construction January 15, 2019 10:40 pm By Christine Caulfield

The cracks that led to the evacuation of Sydney’s Opal Tower and threats of litigation have been blamed on design and construction issues, but the […]

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Judge orders Rinehart family feud into arbitration
Energy & Natural Resources January 14, 2019 8:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Supreme Court of Western Australia has stayed counterclaims by Bianca Rinehart and John Hancock and sent a long-running Rinehart family dispute over control of […]

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Toxic foam class action not time-barred, court hears
Class Actions January 10, 2019 10:36 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The applicants in a class action over exposure to allegedly toxic foam used on a government military base have struck back at the Commonwealth of Australia’s […]

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Ex-Liberal MP can’t get names of News Corp sources behind leaked erotic lit
Defamation January 9, 2019 3:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge overseeing former Liberal politician Dennis Jensen’s defamation case against News Corp has denied him access to the identity of anonymous sources who leaked […]

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ACCC weighs divestiture proposal in Bingo’s Dial-a-Dump acquisition
Competition & Consumer Protection January 8, 2019 12:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission is considering whether a divestment offer by waste management company Bingo Industries will address concerns the regulator has raised […]

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In ASIC suit, Dover Financial says ‘client protection policy’ caused no harm
Article January 8, 2019 8:55 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Defunct financial adviser Dover Financial is seeking evidence to bolster its argument that no clients were harmed by a liability waiver that’s at the centre […]

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