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In loss for Herbert Smith Freehills, court says self-represented law firms can’t recover costs
Business of Law February 13, 2020 4:29 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Herbert Smith Freehills cannot recover its costs for successfully representing itself in litigation with United Petroleum over the company’s aborted initial public offering, with an […]

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Multiplex wants Hastie liquidators to pay up for betting on set-off limitation
Restructuring & Insolvency November 15, 2019 10:33 pm By Christine Caulfield

Multiplex is calling for the liquidators of collapsed engineering services group Hastie to pay its costs, and pay now, for pursuing an action to recover […]

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‘We’re not in the realm of snake oil’: AFT appeals Maxigesic judgment
Competition & Consumer Protection August 13, 2019 9:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

AFT Pharmaceuticals has challenged a Federal Court decision that found its Maxisegic ads were misleading and deceptive, saying the judge “set the bar too high” […]

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Potato wholesaler Mitolo to pay $240,000 penalty in ACCC’s unfair contract case
Competition & Consumer Protection August 2, 2019 12:09 pm By Christine Caulfield

Australia’s largest potato wholesaler Mitolo Group will pay a penalty of $240,000 to resolve the consumer regulator’s case alleging its contracts with growers were unfair. […]

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High Court declines funder’s appeal of $64M Banksia settlement approval
Appeals May 24, 2019 1:23 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court will not review an appeals court’s decision to approve a $64 million settlement in litigation over the failure of Banksia Securities while […]

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Reckitt using court to beat competitors, AFT tells judge in spat over Maxigesic ads
Competition & Consumer Protection March 27, 2019 3:26 pm By Miklos Bolza

AFT Pharmaceuticals has accused Nuremol maker Reckitt Benckiser of “happily advertising away” while using the court to shut down AFT’s ads for rival painkiller Maxigesic. […]

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Pacific National, Aurizon await judgment in high-stakes competition case
Competition & Consumer Protection May 8, 2019 11:19 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Judgment is expected next week in the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s case against Pacific National alleging the rail company made an anti-competitive bid for […]

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ACCC cuts collusion claims as trial against Pacific National, Aurizon comes to an end
Competition & Consumer Protection February 15, 2019 11:45 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has dropped its claims of collusion against rail freight companies Pacific National and Aurizon, as the trial in its […]

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AFT agrees to temporary injunction over new Maxigesic ads
Competition & Consumer Protection March 5, 2019 8:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

AFT Pharmaceuticals has agreed to a court order temporarily restraining it from distributing point of sale material containing updated claims that its painkiller Maxigesic is […]

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Judge greenlights MWL derivative suit against Focus Financial
Corporate January 7, 2019 11:42 am By Miklos Bolza

Majority shareholders in MWL Financial have won court approval to bring a derivative suit against US-based Focus Financial Partners over an acquisition gone sour. Federal […]

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