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Tips from 10 prominent silks on nailing the first court appearance
Courts 2021-11-25 1:03 pm By Miklos Bolza

As the courts open up after 18 months of online hearings, junior barristers who were recently called to the bar may be apprehensive at the […]

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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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High Court refuses to take up 7-Eleven’s challenge to settlement CFOs
High Court 2021-06-25 10:29 am By Christine Caulfield

The High Court has declined to hear a case that challenges the power of judges to make common fund orders at the close of litigation, […]

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CFOs in spotlight again as High Court weighs 7-Eleven special leave bid
Analysis 2021-06-22 11:17 pm By Christine Caulfield

The power to make common fund orders in class actions is a question before the High Court a second time, but the justices aren’t likely […]

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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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