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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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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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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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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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Pitcher Partners fined $5.6M for concealing botched accounting
Financial Services January 7, 2019 8:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

Accounting firm Pitcher Partners has been ordered to pay more than $5.6 million in damages for fraudulently concealing an amortisation error that caused a well-known […]

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Sanofi takes another stab at injunction in injector pen patent case
Intellectual Property January 4, 2019 9:08 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi has appealed a judge’s ruling denying its bid to block Alphapharm from listing an insulin injector pen on the Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme. […]

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ASIC mulls appeal of Westpac ‘personal advice’ ruling
Financial Services January 4, 2019 10:31 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has not ruled out a challenge to a ruling that two Westpac subsidiaries didn’t provide personal financial advice as […]

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Ethicon wants class closure order in pelvic mesh case
Class Actions December 21, 2018 9:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

Johnson & Johnson unit Ethicon is seeking a class closure order in the pelvic mesh class action, as the company prepares to enter mediation. Barrister for […]

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MP Emma Husar can claim Buzzfeed article implied she’s a ‘slut’
Defamation December 21, 2018 10:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

Online news publisher Buzzfeed will have to defend an allegation by Labor MP Emma Husar that an article it published implied she’s a “slut”, despite never […]

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