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  • US Copyright Office Director Shira Perlmutter to Present 2022 Francis Gurry Lecture on IP (18 October 2022)

    Since its establishment in 2009, by the Melbourne Law School in conjunction with the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA), the annual Francis Gurry Lecture on Intellectual Property has rightly become a highlight on the Australian IP calendar.  Past presenters include former Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia Robert...

  • High Court appointment.

    Federal Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus announced the appointment of Justice Jayne Jagot to the High Court bench, replacing the retiring Justice Patrick Keane. Justice Jagot has been serving on the Federal Court since 2008, and before that was a judge of the New South Wales Land and Environment Court. When she takes her place on the...

  • Global regulation and conduct series – Rising cost of living, vulnerable customers and consumer duty

    In the first in our global series of regulatory podcasts focussing on conduct issues, financial services partners from Australia, United Kingdom and the United States cover the rising cost of living, vulnerable customers and consumer duty. (Apple Podcasts / Spotify)

  • Conduct: Dental practitioner + Covid-19 failure to quarantine.

    Dental Board of Australia v Nairn [2022] WASAT 86 (on JADE). With thanks to Enore Panetta for noting this matter., where a dental practitioner had been convicted of offences under the Emergency Management Act 2005 (WA) for failing to self quarantine during the Covid-19 pandemic. That failure appears to have followed periods of interstate travel...

  • Economic Distress and the Risk of being Knowingly Concerned in the Contravention of Others (Australia)

    As global economies continue to experience uncertainties, it is likely that financial service providers and their dealings with consumers and small businesses will come under the microscope. Masi Zaki and Kate Spratt consider those issues from the perspective of of Australian Financial Service Licence holders in our latest alert.

  • Chicken often linked to Campylobacter infection in Australia

    The main risk factor for Campylobacter infection in Australia is eating chicken meat, according to a recently published study. Researchers recruited confirmed cases of campylobacteriosis reported to some health departments from February 2018 through October 2019. Controls came from notified influenza cases in the previous 12 months. There were 571 Campylobacter cases and 586 controls. Important risk...

  • New Allegations in World-first Lawsuit Over Clean Energy and Zero Emissions Claims

    On 25 August, 2022, the Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility (“ACCR”) expanded its case against the Australian gas company, Santos Ltd. (“Santos”), with new and more detailed allegations around greenwashing. Last year, ACCR filed a consumer protection lawsuit with the Federal Court of Australia regarding certain misleading or deceptive statements Santos made relating to its...

  • New Allegations in World-first Lawsuit Over Clean Energy and Zero Emissions Claims

    On 25 August, 2022, the Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility (“ACCR”) expanded its case against the Australian gas company, Santos Ltd. (“Santos”), with new and more detailed allegations around greenwashing. Last year, ACCR filed a consumer protection lawsuit with the Federal Court of Australia regarding certain misleading or deceptive statements Santos made relating to its...

  • High Court’s Failure Exposes the Festering Eligibility Sore in Australia’s Patent Laws

    In a keenly-awaited – and thus hugely disappointing – ‘decision’, the High Court of Australia has failed to satisfactorily resolve the question of whether patent claims directed to electronic gaming machine (EGM) technology developed by Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Ltd are directed to patent-eligible subject matter: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Patents...

  • “Good on ya mate,” Sammy B at Daily Harvest

    In 2007 I spent a month and a half traveling Australia giving speeches about “why it is a bad idea to poison you customers.” My wife, Julie, and three daughters, Morgan, Olivia and Sydney, went with me. In addition to the meat pies, Foster’e Lager, hiking to the top of Uluru, and counting all the...

Featured documents

  • The International Neurotrauma Symposium

    Today is the start of Australia’s Brain Injury Awarness Week. ABC News Onllne (Australia) has a report about The International Neurotrauma Symposium which is taking place in Adelaide Australia. Hundreds of neurosurgeons and scientists from around the globe are in Adelaide to exchange ideas and...

  • Cleared Conroy’s back on shelves

    January 6, 2006 The Advertiser (Australia) Sam Riches CONROY’S Smallgoods products rolled off the production line and into supermarkets yesterday, with shoppers confident stringent quality control, following the listeria outbreak last month, no longer is an issue. While only selected products,...

  • Poultry, pork in hepatitis scare

    July 18, 2006 12:00am Article from: AAP BRISBANE – Packets of shaved ham, turkey and chicken are being pulled off supermarket shelves across Australia because a Queensland meat packer has the potentially fatal hepatitis A virus. One of Australia’s largest meat producers, Darling Downs Foods Pty Ltd,...

  • Brilliant Women

    As a woman, a lawyer and a consultant who specializes in emotional intelligence among arguably one of the most challenged professions of our species– lawyers– I cringe every time I see articles such as “Brilliant Women Last in Love,” published August 18, 2007 in Australia’s Herald Sun. The premise– ...

  • Shigella Outbreak Reported By Australian Disease Control

    Adelaide in Southern Australia has an outbreak of Shigella, ABC News is reporting tonight (4/2/08). Director of the infectious diseases control branch, Ann Koehler, says cases of the illness, known as shigella, have been reported across Adelaide. Dr Koehler says it is one of the few types of gastro ...

  • Second Circuit Addresses “F-Cubed” Securities Claimant Jurisdiction

    On October 23, 2008, in a much-anticipated decision addressing what it called “the vexing question of the extraterritorial application of the securities laws,” the Second Circuit in the National Australia Bank (NAB) case ruled (here) that U.S. courts lack subject matter jurisdiction over the claims ...

  • Nanotechnology: Here and Now

    Late last year, Australia held a workshop on Nanotechnology and Social Inclusion. On April 23-24 of this year, New Zealand held it’s version, sponsored by government ministries. An evaluation of the “Nanotechnology-Here and Now” workshop was published in May of this year. The Australian and New...

  • Guest Post: Foreign-Cubed Litigation – Developments at the Supreme Court

    The D&O Diary is pleased to present the following guest blog post, written by Angelo Savino (pictured),  a partner at the Cozen & O’Connor law firm. Angelo is resident in the firm’s New York office. Angelo’s guest blog post follows:   As noted in prior posts (here), the U.S. Supreme Court is...

  • James Hardie and CSR – Allegations of “Collusion”

    The asbestos litigation pot continues to boil in Australia. Over the last couple of weeks, CSR was denied the opportunity to split its business, a topic I keep hoping to get to, but life is busy. For now, here is a new article about plaintiff’s seeking to amend a complaint to seek to prove up......

  • The US Supreme Court’s “foreign-cubed” ruling in Morrison v. Nat’l Australia Bank: Much ado about how much?

    In the last “international litigation” case of the Term, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Morrison v. National Australia Bank (No. 08-1191) held that Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 did not provide a private cause of action in “foreign-cubed” cases—cases where foreign...

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