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Estate Disputes – Claims by Second Spouses

14 Jul 2009

Challenges to estates by second spouses or de facto partners is a rapidly growing area of estate litigation.

Shock AFPC Decision Sees No Minimum Wage Increase for 2009

On 7 July 2009, in its final minimum wage setting decision, the Australian Fair Pay Commission (‘the AFPC’) decided that minimum wages will remain at their current levels and not be increased in 2009.

Full and Frank Disclosure and Family Law

13 Jul 2009

A fundamental feature of property division and spouse maintenance court proceedings under the Family Law Act is the requirement for each person to make full and frank disclosure of their whole financial position to each other and to the Court.

Injunction Granted to Prevent Sale of Generic Pharmaceutical Drug

Wyeth was recently granted an interlocutory injunction preventing Sigma from exploiting its generic anti-depressant product Evelexa-XR® in competition to Wyeth’s successful Efexor-XR®. The decision provides an insight into the factors considered by a court when assessing an application for an interlocutory injunction concerning patent rights in the pharmaceutical industry.