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ACCC to ease off compulsory exams in response to COVID-19
Competition & Consumer Protection March 27, 2020 10:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will scale back its use of certain investigatory tools, such as compulsory examinations, amid the strain on Australian businesses […]

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‘Free the flag’: Copyright dispute over Aboriginal flag looms
Intellectual Property March 19, 2020 11:42 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A company that holds the copyright for the Aboriginal flag may file a lawsuit against a website that sells flags featuring the design with the […]

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Contingency fees will compromise lawyers’ ethics, peak legal body warns
Class Actions March 13, 2020 12:27 am By Christine Caulfield

The Law Council of Australia has come out against proposed Victorian legislation that would allow lawyers to charge contingency fees, saying lifting the current ban […]

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ACCC review of Google’s Fitbit acquisition to look at data
Competition & Consumer Protection February 27, 2020 11:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has opened a formal review into whether Google’s $3 billion acquisition of fitness device company Fitbit will harm competition, […]

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Dick Smith class actions headed for March trial after mediation fails
Class Actions February 10, 2020 11:00 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Two shareholder class actions against failed electronics retailer Dick Smith will head to trial in March, after a failed attempt to resolve the long-running dispute […]

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Former boss of music streaming platform Guvera disqualified for 2 years
Restructuring & Insolvency January 14, 2020 10:29 pm By Christine Caulfield

The head of failed global music streamer Guvera has been banned by the corporate regulator from managing corporations for two years for failing to avoid […]

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Lawyerly holiday publishing schedule
Article December 20, 2019 1:18 pm By editor

In observance of the holidays, Lawyerly will be closed from December 23, 2019 to January 3, 2020. We will resume regular daily publishing on Monday, […]

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Judge OKs $190M stolen wages class action settlement, says funder’s cut fair
Class Actions December 19, 2019 11:33 pm By Christine Caulfield

Calling it the largest human rights case in Australia’s history, a judge has signed off on a $190 million settlement in a class action against […]

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APRA puts conditions on CBA unit Avanteos after charging fees to dead clients
Financial Services December 11, 2019 11:16 pm By Christine Caulfield

CBA subsidiary Avanteos Investments Limited has been hit with extra conditions on its superannuation licence by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority after it was revealed […]

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Major League Baseball drops trade mark case against Philip Morris
Intellectual Property December 11, 2019 4:06 pm By

American professional baseball organisation Major League Baseball has dropped its Federal Court case against Philip Morris over the tobacco manufacturer’s bid to extend protection for […]

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