APPEAL AND NEW TRIAL – procedural fairness – where request for adjournment and transfer of trial to another location refused – where defendant (now appellant) did not attend – whether violation of the hearing rule established
CONTRACT – construction of clause giving rise to an election to terminate on a insolvency event – whether there was anything that indicated the defendant (now appellant) was or would be insolvent at the relevant time – whether contract validly terminated
EVIDENCE – where evidence adduced ex-parte – where evidence is comprised of hearsay – whether evidence should be given less weight
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY – copyright – infringement – parallel importation – knowingly concerned in possession of copyright material – subsistence of copyright – ownership of copyright – relevance of Universal Copyright Convention symbol and claim to copyright on packaging in establishing ownership of copyright – whether ownership by legal entity – whether limited partnership constitutes legal entity – assignment of ownership of copyright – exclusive licence for distribution of copyright material – whether possession of copyright material by company or by directors of company personally – where copyright material cinematograph films stored in laser video disc format – where copyright owner resident of United States of America and Canada
CRIMINAL LAW & PROCEDURE
evidence to make intelligible the alleged conduct of accused
evidence to show state of mind of accused at time approximate to death of deceased.
EVIDENCE – documentary evidence – business records – exception to hearsay – effect provisions creating time limit for objections on admissibility of evidence – whether Pt 4.6 Div 1 of Evidence Act 1995 (Cth) requires Court not to admit evidence for twenty-one days