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FE Sports to pay $350,000 penalty for ‘serious’ resale price maintenance
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-03-24 9:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

Brisbane-based sporting goods wholesaler FE Sports has been fined $350,000 for engaging in resale price maintenance that prohibited dealers from advertising certain products for less […]

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Facebook still California dreaming in legal battle with startup
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-02-04 3:50 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram are pushing for a competition dispute brought by an Australian social media startup to be heard on their home turf […]

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Herbert Smith Freehills advice to Horizon Oil protected by privilege, judge rules
Defamation 2021-02-24 4:58 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Horizon Oil has won its bid to shield Herbert Smith Freehills documents advising the company did not breach foreign bribery laws from being revealed in […]

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Insurer appeals ruling putting it on hook for Opal Tower coverage
Insurance 2020-11-17 10:37 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Insurer Liberty Mutual is challenging its loss in a coverage dispute with construction company Icon Co over $31 million in losses stemming from Sydney’s Opal […]

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Facebook, Instagram waived right to arbitrate startup’s competition case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-23 6:41 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram have lost a bid to shut down a lawsuit brought by an Australian social media startup, with a judge finding […]

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Icon wins dispute with insurers over Opal Tower coverage
Insurance 2020-10-20 5:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

Construction firm Icon Co has won a coverage dispute with its insurers over $31 million in losses stemming from Sydney’s ill-fated Opal Tower, whose residents […]

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Full Court trashes ACCC appeal over Woolworths ‘eco’ picnic products
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-09-29 7:03 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has lost its appeal of a ruling that found Woolworths’ environmental claims for its ‘Select Eco’ line of compostable […]

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Law firm should personally pay costs for individual pelvic mesh cases, judge says
Product Liability 2020-05-11 3:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has found that the law firm behind a plethora of pelvic mesh lawsuits filed in multiple courts should be personally hit with costs […]

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Pelvic mesh cases remind judge of the days when ‘mobile phones resembled house bricks’
Class Actions 2019-12-18 10:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has frowned on a bid to transfer 12 individual cases over allegedly defective pelvic mesh to various state and territory courts, […]

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Judge ‘flummoxed’ about why 200 pelvic mesh cases are not a class action
Product Liability 2019-09-12 1:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has expressed disbelief that hundreds of lawsuits are being pursued over allegedly defective  pelvic mesh, saying he was “absolutely flummoxed” as […]

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