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ACCC chair stands by final offer arbitration clause in proposed media code
Article 2021-01-22 9:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

The chair of the ACCC says that while it has made concessions in response to complaints from Google and Facebook about its proposed media bargaining […]

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Google threatens to block search in Australia if media code becomes law
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-01-22 4:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

Tech giants Google and Facebook have come under fire in a Senate inquiry for their “threats” to block news in Australia if a draft media […]

Standard Chartered unit wins $42.2M in securities dispute with Energy World
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-01-21 11:46 am By Miklos Bolza

A unit of Standard Chartered Bank has prevailed in a securities spat with Energy World Corporation, which has been ordered to approve a $64.4 million note transfer and pay $42.2 million to the Singapore-based bank.

Class action accuses Queensland energy generators of ‘gaming’ electricity rates for profit
Class Actions 2021-01-20 10:29 am By Miklos Bolza

A class action brought on behalf of 40,000 customers has been launched against two Queensland energy generators who are accused of ‘gaming’ the energy pricing […]

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$100M Woolworths shareholder class action set for February hearing
Class Actions 2021-01-20 3:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

Trial is set to begin February 2 in a $100 million shareholder class action against Woolworths over a February 2015 profit downgrade that allegedly led […]

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‘Not healthy nor sustainable’: Facebook says it shouldn’t be asked to fix Aussie media problems
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-01-20 1:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

Facebook and Google should not be expected to solve the challenges currently facing the Australian media industry, according to the social media giant, which has […]

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Allergan appeals loss in Botox trade mark dispute
Appeals 2021-01-20 5:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

Botox maker Allergan has appealed a court judgment tossing most of trade mark case against an Australian cosmetics company that sells topical creams as Botox […]

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‘Lawyers hate losing control’: Toyota class action referee process rankles judge
Class Actions 2021-01-19 12:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has rebuked the “procedural vulgarities” plaguing a referee’s supplementary report in a class action against Toyota over allegedly defective vehicles and has called […]

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Wagners wins appeal in multi-million dollar cement supply dispute with Boral
Appeals 2021-01-19 6:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

Building products supplier Wagners has successfully challenged a Queensland Supreme Court judgment ruling in favour of Boral in a high-stakes cement supply dispute between the […]

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RMIT faces $2.9M suit by law professor who complained about race, sexuality discrimination
Employment 2021-01-18 3:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

RMIT has been hit with a $2.9 million lawsuit by an Indigenous law professor who claims he was fired for complaining about “racially and sexually […]

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