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Jewellery retailer Pandora admits misleading customers over refund rights
Competition & Consumer Protection March 22, 2019 11:25 pm By Christine Caulfield

Jewellery brand Pandora has admitted it misled customer about ther rights to get a refund on faulty items and may have breached consumer laws, the […]

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Federal Court gets $35M increase to tackle white collar crime
White Collar March 24, 2019 10:06 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Federal Court has been given exclusive jurisdiction over white collar criminal matters, with an additional $35 million in funding coming its way to mange […]

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Class actions in NSW Supreme Court do not require plaintiffs to have a claim against all defendants
Expert Insights March 21, 2019 9:17 pm By Daniel Meyerowitz-Katz

In a first for the NSW Supreme Court, Judge Peter Garling last week found that the plaintiff in a class action does not need to […]

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Meat & Livestock takes aim at bovine gene patent after judge tossed ‘bizarre’ challenge
Intellectual Property March 19, 2019 12:29 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Industry group Meat & Livestock Australia is challenging a ruling allowing¬†US company Branhaven’s cow genome patent to proceed, after a judge called the group’s challenge […]

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Maurice Blackburn to challenge ruling in favour of ATO over bushfire tax bill
Appeals March 19, 2019 11:55 am By Christine Caulfield

Maurice Blackburn has not given up its fight with the Australian Taxation Office over a multimillion dollar tax liability on record-setting class action payout for […]

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Jones Day nabs BHP’s top litigator for Melbourne office
People In The News March 12, 2019 8:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

Jones Day has bolstered its global disputes practice in Melbourne, bringing on experienced international dispute resolution lawyer Leah Ratcliff from BHP. Ratcliff, who was head […]

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Government does backflip on promise to abolish trailing commissions
Financial Services March 12, 2019 11:42 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Morrison government has backed down from a plan to end trailing commissions for mortgage brokers, a month after embracing the recommendation from the Banking […]

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Bosses could go to jail under Morrison Government plan to tackle worker exploitation
Employment March 7, 2019 10:18 pm By Christine Caulfield

Employers could face jail time for underpaying staff under measures unveiled by the Morrison Government Thursday that also include extending the accessorial liability provisions of […]

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Travelex faces $1.3M lawsuit by former managing director
Christopher Murdoch March 4, 2019 4:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former managing director at global foreign exchange giant Travelex has filed a lawsuit against his former employer, seeking over $1.3 million in compensation and […]

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TPG, Vodafone drag feet on ACCC’s information request
Competition & Consumer Protection March 1, 2019 7:48 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has suspended its timeline for announcing whether it will bless the proposed $15 billion merger of telco giants TPG […]

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