Construction Law Update – Contract Termination and Claim Values

Construction Law Update on Contract Termination “as much as he deserved”: Limits to Quantum Meruit claims in construction contract termination The Case: Mann v Paterson Constructions Pty Ltd [2019] HCA 32 At the High Court of Australia, the limits to quantum meruit claims for contractual termination have been noticeably altered. Key points A contractor is not entitled to recover […]

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Peanut Butter Wars and Trade Mark

The oily business of the peanut butter wars Cogent Legal Lawyer, Elise Steegstra, looks at the ongoing legal battle between Kraft and Bega over the right to use the ‘yellow jar’ for peanut butter. Key Points Trade Marks and Branding: Does your packaging form an ‘iconic’ part of your brand? Is it protected? Does it need […]

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