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Controversial COVID border closure could trigger class action, lawyer says
Coronavirus 2021-08-20 5:01 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The heavy toll of COVID-related border closures on businesses in northern New South Wales could trigger a class action lawsuit, a lawyers has warned, as […]

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Former Liberal power broker accuses 60 Minutes of ‘reckless’ defamation
Defamation 2021-08-20 2:19 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Former vice president of the Victorian Liberal Party Marcus Bastiaan has hit Nine with a defamation lawsuit over an explosive 60 Minutes report which allegedly […]

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ACCC chief warns Google, Apple of more regulation to come
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-08-19 3:14 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is investigating whether new legislation is needed to address the impact of dominant digital platforms such as Google and […]

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Developer’s ‘utterly unreasonable’ claims tossed in case over Fairfax brothel article
Defamation 2021-08-19 8:25 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A Gold Coast developer must re-plead allegations in a defamation lawsuit against Fairfax over an article alleging he met a former Ipswich mayor at a […]

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IOUPay granted relief for compliance bungle on 20 million share issuance
Financial Services 2021-08-18 4:59 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Fintech software solutions company IOUPay has been granted relief from the court after issuing 20 million shares without lodging a cleansing notice with the Australian […]

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Menswear label yd. accused of ‘obvious’ infringement by rival brand Politix
Intellectual Property 2021-08-18 4:38 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Australian menswear label yd. has been sued for “blatant and obvious” copyright infringement for allegedly using a floral pattern produced by rival brand Politix on […]

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Finish Powerball maker sues detergent rival for ‘deceptively similar’ packaging
Intellectual Property 2021-08-17 4:00 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The maker of Finish dishwashing products is seeking an urgent injunction to clear a competitor’s products from supermarket shelves, alleging trademark infringement over “deceptively similar” […]

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ACCC wins $1.5M penalty against sporting goods retailer Decathlon
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-08-17 10:01 pm By Bianca Hrovat

International sporting goods giant Decathlon has been ordered to pay a $1.5 million penalty for selling hundreds of basketball hoops and inflatable swimming pools that […]

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Ex-gangland lawyer fined for misleading Legal Services Commissioner
Legal Ethics 2021-08-16 12:50 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A Melbourne lawyer, who formerly represented gangland figures, has been reprimanded and fined $9,000, after a court found he recklessly misled the Victorian Legal Services […]

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Ashurst beefs up financial regulation team with consumer credit ace from HWL Ebsworth
Financial Services 2021-08-16 7:01 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Ashurst is expanding its financial regulation practice with the appointment of consumer credit expert Hong-Viet Nguyen from HWL Ebsworth Lawyers. Nguyen joined Ashurst on Monday […]

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