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Apple denies app store monopoly, says blocking Fortnite didn’t harm Epic Games’ business
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-30 11:04 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Apple has rejected claims that it misused its market power by pulling Epic Games’ popular Fortnite game from its App Store and says the move […]

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Judge orders Employsure to pay $1M after ‘gagging’ at ACCC’s proposed sum
Employment 2021-11-30 5:43 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Specialist workplace relations consultancy Employsure has been ordered to pay a $1 million penalty over a series of misleading Google advertisements, a figure significantly lower […]

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Judge ‘gags’ at ACCC’s proposed $5M penalty in Google ads case against Employsure
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-10 2:46 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A judge said he “gagged” at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s proposed $5 million pecuniary penalty in its case against specialist workplace relations company […]

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Epic’s evidence in clash with Apple could be first in competition case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-04 1:19 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Epic Game’s plan to lead econometric evidence in its dispute with Apple could be the first time such evidence has been led in a competition […]

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BlueScope meeting made distributor ‘extremely uncomfortable’, ACCC tells court
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-01 5:58 pm By Cindy Cameronne

BlueScope general manager Jason Ellis made executives of a steel distributor “extremely uncomfortable” in a meeting where he presented the steel giant’s price list, a […]

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Injunction against Facebook doesn’t clash with competition watchdog’s orders, judge says
Social Media 2021-10-27 5:04 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A court has shut down Facebook’s renewed push to cut off Melbourne-based content strategists Sked Social from posting on Instagram on behalf of their clients, […]

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BlueScope general manager ‘not an honest witness’, ACCC tells court
Trials 2021-10-26 9:03 pm By Cindy Cameronne

BlueScope Steel general manager Jason Ellis was not an honest witness and did not express genuine regret when he apologised for obstructing an ACCC investigation, […]

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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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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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Apple says Epic Games case should be stayed in light of ‘imminent’ US judgment
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-08-20 3:50 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Apple has told a judge a high-stakes competition lawsuit by Fornite game maker Epic Games should be temporarily stayed in light of a special leave […]

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