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Judge rejects GetSwift’s latest push to delay ASIC trial for a year
Securities May 21, 2020 9:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

Logistics company GetSwift and its directors have failed in a bid for a year-long delay of a trial scheduled to start next month in ASIC’s […]

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Virgin administrators relieved of JobKeeper liability
Restructuring & Insolvency May 20, 2020 6:31 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Virgin Australia’s administrators will not be responsible of any overpayments of the JobKeeper allowance, which is currently being claimed on behalf of thousands of the […]

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ACCC can submit evidence from BlueScope criminal investigation in civil case
Competition & Consumer Protection May 15, 2020 11:25 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The ACCC has been given the green light to use witness statements prepared during its criminal cartel investigation of BlueScope Steel in the civil penalty […]

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COVID-19 sees Virgin administrators absolved of liability on unprecedented scale
Restructuring & Insolvency May 15, 2020 4:40 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The administrators of Virgin Australia have been absolved of personal liability for the ongoing operation of the embattled airline on an unprecedented scale, with Australia’s […]

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ACCC can expand cartel case against BlueScope
Competition & Consumer Protection May 12, 2020 11:20 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has won court approval to bring new claims against BlueScope Steel for allegedly seeking to induce competitor OneSteel to […]

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Bupa hit with $6M penalty over broken promises to aged care residents
Competition & Consumer Protection May 12, 2020 4:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Bupa Aged Care has been ordered to pay a $6 million penalty for charging customers of its aged care facilities for services it never provided, […]

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Car makers won’t take class closure fight to High Court
Product Liability May 7, 2020 11:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

Seven car makers defending class actions over defective Takata airbags have confirmed they will not be challenging a landmark decision that set aside a pre-settlement […]

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ACCC loses appeal over $205M Pacific National, Aurizon terminal deal
Competition & Consumer Protection May 6, 2020 5:41 pm By Miklos Bolza

The ACCC has come up short in its appeal of a ruling that dismissed its challenge to Pacific National $205 million acquisition of Aurizon’s Acacia […]

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ACCC dodges indemnity costs over failed detergent cartel appeal
Competition & Consumer Protection May 6, 2020 6:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

Personal healthcare giant PZ Cussons has lost its bid for indemnity costs against the ACCC, after claiming that the regulator was “doomed to fail” when […]

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Courts should be flexible on laws in COVID-19 pandemic, says Virgin Australia judge
Restructuring & Insolvency April 29, 2020 3:08 pm By Christine Caulfield

The COVID-19 pandemic and government social distancing restrictions were reasons to be flexible in applying and adapting the law, the judge overseeing the administration of […]

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