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Judge mulls VW disclosures ahead of first ‘dieselgate’ trial
Competition & Consumer Protection February 14, 2018 7:50 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Federal Court judge may rule as early as Friday on whether Volkswagen should be required to answer questions about alleged emissions defeat device software […]

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ACCC sues Optus for pressuring customers to move to NBN
Competition & Consumer Protection December 15, 2017 9:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Optus has been sued for allegedly pressuring customers to move to the National Broadband Network before they needed to make the switch. The broadband provider […]

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Judge OKs $100M in rate-rigging settlements
King & Wood Mallesons November 10, 2017 10:58 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Federal Court judge on Friday signed off on $100 million in settlements between Australia’s securities regulator and National Australia Bank Ltd. and Australia & […]

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Judge puts temporary block on Maxigesic ads
Competition & Consumer Protection November 8, 2017 2:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge overseeing a case brought by Reckitt Benckiser against Aft Pharmaceuticals over allegedly deceptive painkiller ads has blocked Aft from releasing ads that claim […]

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Judge OKs BrisConnections’ traffic expert in $2B suit
Competition & Consumer Protection November 2, 2017 9:18 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge overseeing a multibillion dollar consumer protection suit by the receiver of defunct toll road company BrisConnections against global engineering firm Arup has signed […]

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Westpac to face ASIC alone in rate rigging trial
Competition & Consumer Protection October 30, 2017 4:25 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Westpac Banking Corp. will go it alone and defend itself at trial against claims by Australia’s securities regulator that it rigged interest rates, after National […]

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Major overhaul to competition law passes Parliament
Competition & Consumer Protection October 18, 2017 1:25 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Major changes to Australian competition law that include a ban on companies engaging in concerted practices have passed Parliament, and the competition watchdog says it’s […]

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ALDI flushes wipes after ACCC probe
Competition & Consumer Protection October 13, 2017 1:20 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Supermarket chain ALDI has taken its personal hygiene wipes off the shelves after the consumer regulator questioned the company’s promotion of the product as flushable.The […]

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High Court to decide if pensions count as lost earnings
Product Liability February 26, 2018 2:47 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court of Australia will tackle the question of whether¬†injured plaintiffs in tort cases are entitled to damages for the future loss of superannuation […]

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Sanofi wins challenge to Reckitt-Benckiser lozenge patent
Intellectual Property February 22, 2018 7:58 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Patent Office has shot down a patent application covering throat lozenges by consumer goods giant Reckitt-Benckiser on a challenge by rival Sanofi-Aventis. Citing […]

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