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Ticket reseller Viagogo duped customers, court finds
Competition & Consumer Protection April 18, 2019 1:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Ticket reseller Viagogo will face penalties after the court found it duped customers into thinking it was an official ticket vendor and failed to disclose […]

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Zoetis appeals security of costs ruling in horse vaccine class action
Class Actions April 18, 2019 1:01 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Horse vaccine maker Zoetis has appealed a ruling that denied its request for $450,000 as security for costs in an unfunded class action accusing it of failing to warn about the vaccine’s side effects.

Lendlease hit with shareholder class action over engineering business disclosures
Class Actions April 18, 2019 2:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Construction giant Lendlease has been hit with a class action over allegedly inadequate disclosures relating to its engineering and services business, which includes the NorthConnex tunnel road project in Sydney.

‘One more thing’: Apple can’t stop Swatch from trade marking fave Steve Jobs phrase
Intellectual Property April 17, 2019 9:48 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Apple founder Steve Jobs’ penchant for using the phrase “One more thing” as a rhetorical flourish during his highly anticipated “Stevenote” talks — usually before unveiling a new Apple product — does not constitute a trade mark use, according to a decision quashing Apple’s opposition to watch maker’s Swatch’ application to trade mark the phrase in Australia.

Engineering firm acquired by WorleyParsons sued over $132M arbitration award
Arbitration April 17, 2019 3:47 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The operator of a Vietnamese mine has filed a lawsuit seeking to enforce a $132 million arbitration judgment against  engineering company Jacobs E&C, which was acquired by WorleyParsons in December.

Midland Metals loses challenge to ‘deceptive’ letters by cable makers group
Competition & Consumer Protection April 17, 2019 2:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Singapore-based cable manufacturer Midland Metals has lost its appeal of a  judgment that found the Australian Cablemakers Association did not violate the consumer laws when it […]

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Energy company director kicked off board for missing too many meetings files appeal
Corporate April 16, 2019 9:02 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A director of an energy company who was kicked off the board for missing too many meetings has filed an appeal of a ruling dismissing […]

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Bupa Aged Care hit with ACCC action for allegedly misleading residents over extra services
Competition & Consumer Protection April 16, 2019 2:35 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has brought legal action against Bupa alleging the aged care provider charged thousands of residents for promised extra services […]

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Herbert Smith Freehills partner to helm Australian international arbitration centre
Arbitration April 16, 2019 10:12 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The head of Herbert Smith Freehills’ Australian international arbitration practice has become the first female to lead the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration. Sydney-based […]

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Parmalat loses opposition to a2 trade mark
Intellectual Property April 16, 2019 3:32 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Dairy giant Parmalat has come up short in its attempt to block competitor The a2 Milk Company from registering a trade mark in Australia for […]

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