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US court holds foreign corporations not liable for human rights harms under Alien Tort Statute
Insight 20 Jul 2018

In a decision on human rights litigation that has important consequences for business, a divided US Supreme Court has held that foreign corporations will not be held liable in suits brought under t ...

Australian Financial Complaints Authority: a 'one-stop-shop' for financial dispute resolution
Insight 19 Jul 2018

Written by Partner Andrew Maher, Associate Ingrid Weinberg and Law Graduate Calypso Strauss The new Australian Financial Complaints Authority ( AFCA ) is to replace each of the Superannuation ...

ACCC cartel action against Cryosite is a strong reminder of rules prohibiting 'gun jumping'
Insight 13 Jul 2018

The ACCC has instituted Federal Court proceedings against Cryosite Limited for alleged cartel conduct. This is the first case brought by the ACCC alleging 'gun jumping' in a merger, and is a remind ...

Clarity on what constitutes a misleading consumer guarantee representation
Insight 04 Jul 2018

The Full Federal Court has allowed in part the ACCC’s appeal against an earlier decision of the Federal Court by finding that LG Electronics Australia made false representations in two instances. T ...

Competition news
Insight 27 Jun 2018

iPhone and iPad 'error 53' Apple Inc has been ordered by the Federal Court to pay $9 million in penalties for making false or misleading representations to customers about their rights under the ...

VLRC takes first cut at class action reform
Insight 22 Jun 2018

The Victorian Law Reform Commission has completed its review of Victoria's class action regime, with a particular focus on the effect of litigation funding. The report calls for national regulation ...

Acquiring a business? How to 'transfer' social media accounts
Insight 20 Jun 2018

Our IP team frequently assists with the sale or purchase of a business, advising on the scope of relevant IP to be transferred and how to transfer that IP. These days, businesses often have a numbe ...

Brace for the Twitterstorm – US appeals court to decide whether embedded Tweets infringed copyright
Insight 20 Jun 2018

A US district court judge has found that several online publishers infringed copyright when they embedded Tweets featuring a photograph protected by copyright. The decision has now been appealed, a ...

Drones – a patent perspective
Insight 20 Jun 2018

The military and high-priced wedding videographers are no longer the only ones actively using drones. Companies from a variety of fields are coming up with innovative uses for drone technologies, a ...

The Federal Court's first look at enablement and support
Insight 20 Jun 2018

The Federal Court has taken a first look at the enablement and support provisions of section 40 of the Patents Act 1990 (Cth) (the Act ) as amended by the 'Raising the Bar' Act 2012 (Cth) ( RTB ). ...