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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Prosecutors have withdrawn two-thirds of the charges in a criminal cartel case over a $2.5 billion ANZ share placement and have dropped their case against […]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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Banks can’t suppress judgment on defective indictment in ANZ cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-07-12 1:05 pm By Christine Caulfield

Investment banks accused in the criminal cartel case over a $2.5 billion ANZ share placement will not lose their right to a fair trial with […]

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After triumphing in beauty parade, Maurice Blackburn seeks stay of PFM’s Boral class action
Class Actions 2021-06-30 7:03 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

After winning a three-way contest to lead a shareholder class action against construction giant Boral, Maurice Blackburn is seeking to stay a competing class action […]

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Quaker asks High Court to weigh in on ‘grace period’ for publicly disclosing inventions
Article 2021-06-28 1:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

US chemical company Quaker Chemical is seeking special leave from the High Court to appeal a Full Court judgment that found its patents for quickly […]

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BlueScope questions ‘roving inquiry’ by ACCC in cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-05-06 10:11 am By Cindy Cameronne

BlueScope Steel has raised concerns over the ACCC’s subpoenas to produce documents in its civil penalty proceedings against the steel company, saying it may significantly […]

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