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New owners of Nature’s Care face Wu family’s ‘nasty surprise’
Corporate 2024-01-31 10:57 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The current owners of vitamin giant Nature’s Care have won an urgent injunction against the company’s founding family, after a judge said it appeared they […]

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‘Turning around the Titanic’: Telstra fights bid to halt switch to new contractor
Telecommunications 2024-01-31 4:35 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Telstra will oppose a bid by former contractor Kingfisher Mobile to bar the telco from migrating customers to a new mobile services provider, saying that […]

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Franchisee class action against Hog’s Breath Cafe thrown out
Class Actions 2024-01-30 5:25 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has dismissed a franchisee class action against the Hog’s Breath Cafe restaurant chain after the lead applicants failed to hand over $1.23 million […]

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New judge vows to not be ‘cranky’, looks forward to bench-eye view of the Bar
Courts 2024-01-30 11:17 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The latest judge to join the NSW Supreme Court has expressed a desire to foster a serious but collegiate environment for advocates and has remarked […]

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Contingent nature of deal with law firm no excuse for liquidator’s late approval bid: court
Restructuring & Insolvency 2024-01-30 11:28 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has refused to retroactively approve a conditional costs agreement between a liquidator and a Sydney law firm to pursue claims against a former […]

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No scope in Patents Act for holding directors jointly liable for unjustified threats: court
Intellectual Property 2024-01-29 3:33 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A letter by King & Wood Mallesons was an unjustifiable threat of patent litigation against car accessories company Clearview, as was an announcement by the […]

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Employers, workers to come to blows over WFH this year
Analysis 2024-01-26 11:44 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Expect more legal battles this year over the right to work from home, with employees continuing to demand flexibility but businesses starting to push back, […]

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Bickfords squeezes out Frucor’s ‘Real McCoy’ trade mark
Intellectual Property 2024-01-26 9:28 am By Cindy Cameronne

Australian beverage company Bickfords, which makes ‘Real McCoy’ whiskey mixed drinks, has successfully opposed rival drink maker Frucor Suntory’s bid to trade mark the same […]

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AFL hit with racial vilification suit by former player
Sports 2024-01-25 3:27 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A former professional footy player has taken the Australian Football League to court, claiming it is liable for alleged racial vilification and abuse by a […]

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ACCC launches year-long probe into supermarket prices
Competition & Consumer Protection 2024-01-25 10:48 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will conduct a one-year inquiry into supermarket pricing and competition amid concerns by consumers. The treasurer has directed the […]

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