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Delta Building appeals $1.5M fine in National Gallery bid rigging case
Appeals 2024-07-04 12:07 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Industrial technology company Delta Building Automation has appealed a $1.5 million penalty for attempting to rig a bid for construction work on the National Gallery of Australia, a penalty five times the amount it claimed it should face.

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‘Contrary to commercial reality’: Google takes aim at Epic Games’ competition case
Trials 2024-07-02 11:47 pm By Sam Matthews

Google has slammed Fortnite game maker Epic Games’ landmark competition case against it as “contrary to commercial reality”, saying its competition with rival tech giant Apple means it is no monopolist.

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Apple decries Epic Games’ attempted ‘freeriding’ in competition case over lucrative app stores
Trials 2024-06-28 11:48 pm By Sam Matthews

In a landmark competition case, Apple has told the Federal Court that Epic Games and other developers should not be allowed to “freeride” on the resources and user base the tech giant has “spent many billions” to develop. 

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Google attacked for ‘untruthful evidence’, failure to call top execs in Epic Games trial
Trials 2024-06-25 11:55 pm By Sam Matthews

Epic Games has taken aim at Google for the “untruthful evidence” of its witnesses in the game maker’s competition case against the tech giant, as well as its failure to call senior executives to the stand to defend itself. 

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No docs, no Tim Cook: Epic Games assails Apple’s ‘contrived’ defence in trial’s closing arguments
Trials 2024-06-24 11:11 pm By Sam Matthews

Video game maker Epic Games has attacked as “entirely contrived” the defence by Apple in closing submissions in a Federal Court trial of its landmark competition case, pointing to the tech giant’s lack of evidence, including from CEO Tim Cook.

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Judge penalises National Gallery contractor $1.5M in ACCC bid-rigging case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2024-06-04 11:22 pm By Andy Sidler

Industrial technology company Delta Building Automation has been hit with a $1.5 million penalty after it was found liable for attempting to rig a bid for construction work on the National Gallery of Australia, a penalty five times the sum it asked the court to impose.

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Judge gives vent to class action pet peeves in approving $1M Axsesstoday settlement
Class Actions 2024-05-30 11:11 pm By Sam Matthews

Approving a settlement between insurers and group members in an investor class action against lender Axsesstoday, a judge has aired his frustration with expansive confidentiality provisions and deeds that “misapprehend the nature of the court’s role” in dealing with group members’ claims. 

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Insurers to pay $1M in Axsesstoday class action settlement
Class Actions 2024-05-16 11:26 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Four insurers have agreed to fork over $1 million to settle an investor class action against lender Axsesstoday over an allegedly misleading prospectus for a bond offering, while claims against PricewaterhouseCoopers will move forward.

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Qantas to pay $120M to settle ACCC’s ‘ghost flights’ case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2024-05-06 8:29 am By Christine Caulfield

Qantas will pay a $100 million penalty and another $20 million in compensation in a settlement of the ACCC’s so-called ghost flights case that includes an admission by the airline that it engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct in selling tickets for cancelled flights.

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Insurers for failed finance lender Axsesstoday settle class action claims
Class Actions 2024-05-06 2:00 pm By Christine Caulfield

A class action against failed asset finance lender Axsesstoday and auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers has reached an in-principle settlement with the lender’s insurers.

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