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Google, Facebook have ‘ability and incentive’ to abuse market power, ACCC says
Competition & Consumer Protection December 10, 2018 3:11 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Google and Facebook should be regulated given the potential they have to wield their monopoly powers in ways that would harm consumers, the ACCC said […]

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Judge tosses Penthouse publisher’s case over Milo Yiannopoulos, Nigel Farage tour fees
Media December 10, 2018 6:42 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Penthouse publisher Damien Costas has lost a dispute related to fees he allegedly owes a publicist for the book tours of far-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos and Brexit architect Nigel Farage, after a judge found Costas’ solicitors had failed to effect proper service.

Lawyerly holiday publishing schedule
Article December 10, 2018 10:40 pm By Lawyerly staff

In observance of the Christmas holiday, Lawyerly will be closed from 24 December through 4 January. We will resume regular daily publishing and newsletter distribution on Monday, 7 January. If you have any trouble accessing your Lawyerly account or wish to purchase a subscription during this time, please email subscriptions@lawyerly.com.au.

Insurance broker JLT hit with class action over excessive premiums
Class Actions December 7, 2018 1:01 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Quinn Emanuel has hit global insurance broker¬†Jardine Lloyd Thompson with a class action for allegedly charging local councils in NSW hundreds of millions of dollars […]

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Law firm profits soar as competition for talent heats up
Business of Law December 7, 2018 2:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australian law firm profits jumped 8.2 per cent in the past financial year amid heightened demand for legal services, according to a recent report, which […]

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We Buy Houses director appeals record $6M fine
Appeals December 7, 2018 10:35 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The director of property spruiker We Buy Houses has appealed a record $6 million for misleading property investors with claims they could learn to buy […]

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Labor MP Emma Husar files defamation suit against Buzzfeed
Defamation December 7, 2018 11:18 pm By Christine Caulfield

Labor MP Emma Husar is suing publisher Buzzfeed for defamation over an article and two social media posts that claimed she exposed herself to an […]

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Glencore in-house counsel wins access to ‘highly confidential’ deal docs, again
Corporate December 6, 2018 10:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge overseeing a fraudulent concealment trial over Cargill’s $420 million purchase of the Joe White malt business has reaffirmed an earlier ruling allowing an […]

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Ex-Murray Goulburn head to pay $200k in ACCC milk price case
Competition & Consumer Protection December 6, 2018 3:40 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The former managing director of Murray Goulburn will be hit with a $200,000 penalty for being knowingly concerned in false representations made by the dairy […]

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Queensland flood class can add evidence after ‘trial by ambush’
Class Actions December 4, 2018 1:37 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge overseeing the marathon hearing in the class action over the 2011 Queensland floods has allowed the lead applicant to submit further evidence after […]

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