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Potato wholesaler Mitolo to pay $240,000 penalty in ACCC’s unfair contract case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-08-02 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 2019-05-24 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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Pacific National, Aurizon await judgment in high-stakes competition case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-05-08 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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Reckitt using court to beat competitors, AFT tells judge in spat over Maxigesic ads
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-03-27 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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AFT agrees to temporary injunction over new Maxigesic ads
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-03-05 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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ACCC cuts collusion claims as trial against Pacific National, Aurizon comes to an end
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-02-15 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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Judge greenlights MWL derivative suit against Focus Financial
Corporate 2019-01-07 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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Freight cos. slam ACCC’s collusion case over rail deal at start of trial
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-11-19 11:51 pm By Christine Caulfield

Pacific National would not misuse its market power after taking control of an important rail terminal in Brisbane because that would be “irrational”, the Federal […]

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Hastie liquidators pick two test cases over unpaid bills, but stay bid coming
Construction 2018-10-23 12:24 pm By Christine Caulfield

Liquidators for the collapsed Hastie Group will pursue test cases against two construction companies in their legal fight against more than two dozen major builders […]

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