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Jury finds Country Care not guilty in first criminal cartel case against Australian biz
Trials 2021-06-02 3:00 pm By Christine Caulfield

The ACCC has suffered a stinging defeat in its criminal cartel action against mobility equipment provider Country Care, its CEO and a former employee, with […]

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Jump swim school hit with $23M penalty for ‘very serious’ consumer law breaches
Franchise 2021-05-20 4:47 pm By Miklos Bolza

The failed franchisor behind the Jump Swim Schools brand has been hit with a $23 million penalty for what a Federal Court judge found were […]

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Westpac gets lion’s share of proceeds from ‘anxious’ sale of collapsed fintech Sargon Group
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-04-26 4:04 pm By Miklos Bolza

Westpac will recoup the majority of proceeds from the $29.6 million sale of collapsed fintech Sargon Group, with a judge calling the company’s liquidators “anxious […]

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Telco Superfone hit with $300,000 fine for ‘predatory’ telemarketing practices
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-03-26 4:45 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has ordered telecommunications reseller Superfone to pay a $300,000 penalty in proceedings brought by the ACCC for misleading customers and making unsolicited telemarketing […]

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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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Trial in Country Care case faces delay as COVID-19 restrictions keep judge, lawyers in NSW
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-01-21 1:10 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The jury trial in a criminal cartel case against mobility equipment provider Country Care and two employees could be delayed due to coronavirus restrictions, as […]

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High Court asked to deal death blow to common fund orders
High Court 2020-12-07 4:57 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Convenience store chain 7-Eleven has asked the High Court to find courts do not have the power to make common fund orders at settlement or […]

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In partial win for QBE, judge pares back ANZ add-on insurance class action
Class Actions 2020-10-20 9:36 am By Christine Caulfield

A judge has sided in part with QBE Insurance and pared back a class action over allegedly worthless add-on insurance sold by ANZ to credit […]

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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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7-Eleven says courts have no power to ever make a common fund order
Class Actions 2020-10-27 11:51 pm By Christine Caulfield

The High Court’s majority reasoning in the decision nixing common fund orders at an early stage of a class action leads “inexorably and inevitably” to […]

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