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ASIC gets new competition mandate
Financial Services March 19, 2018 10:08 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australia’s securities regulator will soon have a new mandate – overseeing competition in the financial sector. In an address at the ASIC Annual Forum in […]

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Air France looks to ground “Love is in the Air” copyright case
Intellectual Property March 14, 2018 4:06 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Air France has denied claims of copyright infringement by the writers of “Love is in the Air”, saying its “France is in the Air” song […]

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Slater and Gordon seeks costs for CFMEU merger objections
Employment March 14, 2018 3:18 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Slater and Gordon is seeking costs for defending against unsuccessful challenges brought by two industry groups to the merger of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and […]

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Banks may face credit card insurance class action
Financial Services March 13, 2018 8:59 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Slater and Gordon is mulling a class action against Australian banks over credit card insurance, which the firm describes as “worthless” and “junk” because many […]

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Cargill’s talks with Allens stay privileged in Viterra case
Corporate March 8, 2018 9:50 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Viterra Malt has come up short in a second bid to access communications between Cargill Australia and its lawyers, in a case alleging fraudulent concealment […]

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Fairfax loses fight to block realestate.com.au trade mark
Intellectual Property March 8, 2018 9:24 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Fairfax Media has lost a bid to stop online property advertising company REA Group from trademarking its web address realestate.com.au. In rejecting Fairfax’s opposition and […]

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Vocation training head to pay Nationwide bill in defamation case
Media March 2, 2018 1:17 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has ordered the former head of collapsed vocational training organisation Australian Careers Network to foot the legal bill of Nationwide News, likely to […]

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Data breach notification rule takes effect this week
Privacy & Cybersecurity February 20, 2018 12:21 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Under new rules set to take effect this week, organisations will face stiff penalties for failing to promptly notify the Australian Information Commissioner and affected […]

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5 companies now face Takata airbag class actions
Competition & Consumer Protection January 12, 2018 9:41 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Five car companies have reportedly now been sued by law firm Quinn Emanuel over defective Takata airbags. Lawsuits were brought this week against Nissan and […]

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Aft says Reckitt suit over Maxigesic ads too hard to swallow
Competition & Consumer Protection October 27, 2017 12:25 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Aft Pharmaceuticals has denied claims brought by consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser that ads for Aft’s over-the-counter painkiller Maxigesic are misleading and causing harm to Reckitt’s […]

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