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Objection to barrister’s eye rolling during BlueScope cross-exam shot down
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-09-27 9:29 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge hearing a price-fixing case against steel giant BlueScope has overruled an objection to the ACCCs barrister’s allegedly excessive “eye-rolling” and “scathing and sarcastic” […]

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Boral denies loss claims in shareholder class action
Class Actions 2021-09-15 2:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

Boral has denied that shareholders bringing two class actions against it over financial irregularities in its North America windows business suffered any loss, saying that […]

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BlueScope meeting with rival steel distributors ‘potentially illegal’, exec tells court
Trials 2021-09-02 9:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

BlueScope Steel general manager Jason Ellis wanted no record kept of a meeting with four of the company’s competing steel distributors and warned his national […]

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Ex-Deutsche Bank exec looks to knock out cartel charges
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-09-01 11:07 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A former Deutsche Bank executive named in a criminal cartel case over a $2.5 billion ANZ share placement says the charges against him are defective […]

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Bluescope slams as ‘delusional’ ACCC evidence of cartel conduct
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-08-31 6:04 pm By Cindy Cameronne

BlueScope has labelled “delusional” an argument by the competition regulator that alleged correspondence from a distributor about the steel company’s suggested higher prices was evidence […]

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Bluescope’s defence in ACCC case would ‘eviscerate’ cartel laws, trial told
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-08-30 9:55 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Steel maker Bluescope’s claim that it didn’t engage in cartel conduct because it only encouraged distributors to set a price for its products would “eviscerate” […]

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Banks unleash new legal maneuvers to shut down ANZ cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-08-18 4:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

The banks and high-ranking executives targeted in pared-down criminal cartel proceedings over a $2.5 billion ANZ share placement are taking new steps to shut down […]

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Former Citigroup boss escapes ANZ cartel case as prosecutors slash charges
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-08-17 11:33 pm By Christine Caulfield

Prosecutors have withdrawn two-thirds of the charges in a criminal cartel case over a $2.5 billion ANZ share placement and have dropped their case against […]

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Judge lets two Boral class actions run, but warns about potential lawyer conflicts
Class Actions 2021-07-21 11:59 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has denied a law firm’s bid to stay a rival’s closed shareholder class action against construction giant Boral but warned courts must be […]

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BlueScope cartel judge gives ‘hybrid’ hearings low marks as COVID-19 scrambles trial plans
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-07-29 1:17 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

When trial begins next month in the ACCC’s cartel case against BlueScope Steel, the parties will all appear by video, with a judge saying “hybrid” […]

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