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ACCC calls for $35M fine against Empower Institute
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-01-29 3:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australia Competition and Consumer Commission is seeking a $35 million penalty against Empower Institute after the court found the vocational trainer engaged in unconscionable […]

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CSIRO appeals ruling allowing changes to BASF GMO patent
Intellectual Property 2019-01-29 3:12 pm By Miklos Bolza

The CSIRO is appealing a decision by the Commissioner of Patents that allowed chemical giant BASF to amend its application for a genetically modified organisms […]

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Court suppresses Ben Roberts-Smith accuser’s identity
Defamation 2019-01-29 11:37 am By Miklos Bolza

A key prospective witness in the Ben-Roberts Smith defamation proceedings can continue to have her identity suppressed, after a judge found there was “sufficient risk” […]

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FWO launches first underpayment case under new onus of proof laws
Employment 2019-01-25 9:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Fair Work Ombudsman is suing a sushi operator in a case which will, for the first time, utilise laws that put the onus of […]

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Aerocare loses appeal of split shifts ruling
Employment 2019-01-25 4:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

Aviation services company Aerocare has lost its appeal of a Fair Work Commission decision that shot down an enterprise agreement forcing employees to work split […]

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Juno Pharmaceuticals settles trade mark dispute with Juno Therapeutics
Intellectual Property 2019-01-25 3:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

Juno Pharmaceuticals has resolved its appeal of an IP Australia ruling that allowed Seattle-based Juno Therapeutics to extend protection of its namesake trade mark into […]

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Domino’s franchisee settles $6.1M case alleging false promises about pizza sales
Franchise 2019-01-24 3:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

A franchisee’s $6.1 million case against Domino’s Pizza accusing the fast food chain of misleading him about the sales he could expect from his two […]

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Ford to face unconscionable conduct claim at marathon PowerShift trial
Class Actions 2019-01-24 3:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

Car giant Ford will face a claim of unconsionable conduct in a trial of a class action over its defective PowerShift transmission that is now […]

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Judge rules cattle gene patent can be amended, tosses ‘bizarre’ challenge
Intellectual Property 2019-01-23 9:26 pm By Miklos Bolza

US company Branhaven has won leave to amend its cow genome patent after a judge dismissed opposition by industry bodies Meat & Livestock Australia and […]

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Clive Palmer can’t shut down ASIC’s criminal case over takeover law breaches
White Collar 2019-01-23 8:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

Clive Palmer has lost a fight to stay criminal proceedings alleging his company breached takeover laws, with a judge slamming the Queensland mining tycoon’s claims […]

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