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Cargill cow gene patent invalid, Federal Court says
Intellectual Property February 13, 2018 4:37 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A federal court judge has found that a bovine gene patent held by Cargill Inc. is invalid, but said the American agriculture giant could beef […]

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Tabcorp’s $11B merger with Tatts gets thumbs up, again
Competition & Consumer Protection November 17, 2017 10:03 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition Tribunal has for a second time signed off on Tabcorp’s $11 billion merger with lotto giant Tatts, a deal the competition regulator […]

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Citibank repays cardholders $4.3M
Financial Services November 9, 2017 12:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Citibank will provide refunds of $3.3 million to credit card customers for failing to refund them when their credit card accounts were closed with an […]

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Judge clears way for college to seek appeal in ACCC case
Competition & Consumer Protection November 8, 2017 9:13 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge on Wednesday cleared the way for Sydney-based college Unique International to pursue its appeal of a ruling in an ACCC case that found […]

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NZ competition cop wants to block OfficeMax deal
Corporate November 3, 2017 8:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

New Zealand has asked the country’s High Court to block Platinum Equity LLC’s bid to buy OfficeMax Holdings Limited, echoing concerns voiced by Australia’s competition […]

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Australian Unity to pay $620,000 for altering policies mid-year
Healthcare November 3, 2017 8:31 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australian Unity will fork over $620,000 in compensation to policy holders after an investigation by the consumer regulator found the health insurer had moved the […]

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Happy hour for winemaker as ACCC tentatively OKs Deliveroo deal
Competition & Consumer Protection October 27, 2017 1:37 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Family-owned Taylor Wines won the interim OK from the competition watchdog to jointly promote the sale of wine through food delivery site Deliveroo with competing […]

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ACCC to review $1.3B milk merger
Competition & Consumer Protection October 27, 2017 11:52 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will review the proposed $1.3 billion sale of milk processor Murray Goulburn Cooperative to Canada’s dairy giant, Saputo. The […]

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Commission calls for product safety law overhaul
Competition & Consumer Protection October 25, 2017 1:37 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A new report calls for an overhaul of mandatory product standards, saying reforms would increase competition and lead to annual savings of $350 million. In […]

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White & Case celebrates Down Under as litigation cloud lifts
Business of Law October 20, 2017 9:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Five months after settling litigation with Herbert Smith Freehills over the poaching of eight partners — and just one month after the settlement’s anti-poaching restrictions […]

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