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ACCC issues mea culpa after TPG, Vodafone merger gaffe
Competition & Consumer Protection May 16, 2019 10:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has apologised for botching the announcement of its plan to block the $15 billion merger of TPG and Vodafone, […]

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Class actions still loom as ASIC drops probe into Blue Sky
Class Actions May 15, 2019 9:28 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has dropped its probe into Blue Sky over possible violations of its continuous disclosure obligations, but the fund manager […]

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Viva Energy can’t block arbitration in oil tanker dispute, judge says
Arbitration May 14, 2019 3:18 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has sent a dispute between oil giant Viva Energy and a Panama-based oil transporter over petroleum allegedly contaminated during transport into arbitration. In […]

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ASIC wants Merlin Diamonds wound up over $13M in unauthorised loans
Restructuring & Insolvency May 14, 2019 10:25 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission wants ASX-listed diamond mining company Merlin Diamonds wound up, expressing concerns about the company’s solvency and over $13 million […]

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Trial in Fitch Ratings class action delayed a second time
Class Actions May 13, 2019 10:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

A battle over expert evidence in an invester class action against Fitch Ratings has delayed this month’s scheduled trial in the case by three months […]

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Brambles shareholder class actions consolidated despite stalemate between firms
Class Actions May 10, 2019 2:17 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has consolidated two shareholder class actions brought against chain logistics company Brambles by Slater & Gordon and Maurice Blackburn, despite the rival firms […]

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La Trobe University academics can’t keep names secret in law school head’s legal action
Employment May 10, 2019 9:57 pm By Christine Caulfield

Two female academics who made complaints of bullying against the head of La Trobe University’s law school and were named in his legal action against […]

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Hutchinson Builders resolves case against ACCC over notice to produce
Competition & Consumer Protection May 10, 2019 5:04 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Private construction company Hutchinson Builders has resolved a lawsuit it brought against the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission seeking to quash what it called an […]

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Paltar Petroleum to be wound up after judge finds ‘too much uncertainty’ in DOCA
Restructuring & Insolvency May 10, 2019 10:47 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Oil exploration company Paltar Petroleum will be wound up after a judge rejected a proposed deed of company arrangement as containing “too much uncertainty”. Federal […]

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Aussie boot maker ordered to pay $450,000 for infringing Deckers’ UGG trade mark
Intellectual Property May 10, 2019 10:29 pm By Christine Caulfield

A Chicago jury has ordered an Australian maker of ugg boots to pay US-based footwear company Deckers Outdoor US$450,000 ($643,000) in damages for infringing the […]

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