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Court blocks Konami’s last-minute defence in damages trial over Aristocrat pokie patent
Intellectual Property October 17, 2019 9:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

Gaming and entertainment giant Konami has lost a bid to amend its defence in a patent case by rival Aristocrat Technologies on the second day […]

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Crown Resorts, ATO settle $396M dispute over botched US expansion
Tax October 17, 2019 9:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

Crown Resorts has settled its feud with the Australian Taxation Office over a $396 million tax bill stemming from the acquisition of Las Vegas-based Cannery Casino Resorts as part of the company’s failed North American expansion.

Car rental company ordered to recover deleted emails in ACCC case
Competition & Consumer Protection October 17, 2019 3:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

Car rental company Australian 4WD Hire will need to take steps to recover deleted, allegedly threatening emails after a court found it had not complied with its discovery obligations in an unconscionable conduct case brought by the consumer regulator.

Ex-Pizzeys patent attorneys deny using confidential info to poach clients
Business of Law October 16, 2019 8:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two patent attorneys being sued by boutique IP firm Pizzeys Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys are resisting an application for preliminary discovery, denying the firm’s […]

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ANZ says ASIC overreaching in case over ‘periodical payment’ fees
Financial Services October 15, 2019 9:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

ANZ has rejected allegations by the financial regulator that $35 million in fees charged to customers for periodical payments between accounts was unlawful, saying the […]

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Sydney Metro loses bid for Tiffany & Co chats in dispute over flagship store
Real Estate October 15, 2019 10:52 am By Miklos Bolza

High-end jewellery retailer Tiffany & Co has won its bid to block Sydney Metro from accessing privileged documents in a dispute over the compulsory acquisition […]

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Aristocrat goes ‘too far’: Konami tells court pokie patent damages should be proportional
Intellectual Property October 14, 2019 10:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

Aristocrat Technology has gone “too far” in seeking full profits from the sale of Konami Australia’s infringing pokie machines, with Konami arguing the court should […]

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Ex-Dick Smith directors seek damages against Deloitte over $520M float
Class Actions October 11, 2019 4:43 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two former Dick Smith directors targeted by dual class actions have expanded their case against Deloitte over the retailer’s 2016 collapse, saying if the company […]

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Election challengers subpoena ABC for Josh Frydenberg interview in front of Chinese posters
ABC October 11, 2019 9:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two petitioners challenging the election of Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and embattled Liberal MP Gladys Liu have subpoenaed the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Sky News for […]

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UDP wins $25M from insurers over doomed 5 Star Foods deal
Corporate October 10, 2019 5:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

Hong Kong-based UDP was entitled to $25 million from its insurers after losing more than $30 million from its disastrous acquisition of dairy conglomerate 5 […]

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