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‘Time for commercial reality to bite’: Judge orders class closure in Takata air bags class actions
Class Actions 2019-11-01 3:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge overseeing seven class actions against some of the world’s largest car makers over defective Takata airbags has ordered that class closure take place […]

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BlueScope avoids criminal cartel charges, but exec accused of obstructing ACCC probe
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-10-08 11:56 am By Christine Caulfield

Prosecutors will not lay charges against BlueScope Steel over an alleged price-fixing conspiracy, but its former general manager of sales faces possible jail time after […]

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Steel giant BlueScope could face criminal charges over alleged cartel
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-09-18 10:08 pm By Christine Caulfield

Prosecutors are weighing criminal charges over alleged cartel conduct the subject of a price-fixing case by the ACCC against BlueScope Steel and former general manager […]

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TPG founder’s evidence means ‘anything can happen’, says judge hearing Vodafone merger battle
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-09-12 2:06 pm By Christine Caulfield

The judge overseeing Vodafone’s court battle with the competition regulator over a proposed merger with TPG questioned TPG founder David Teoh when the billionaire boss […]

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TPG’s media-shy boss David Teoh fronts court in battle with ACCC over Vodafone merger
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-09-11 9:45 pm By Christine Caulfield

The reclusive head of TPG Telecom, David Teoh, faced the spotlight on Wednesday to give evidence in a case over the company’s planned $15 billion […]

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ACCC’s decision to block Vodafone, TPG merger ‘chock full of speculation’, court hears
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-09-10 2:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

The competition regulator’s opposition to the proposed $15 billion merger of telecommunications companies Vodafone and TPG was based on “mere possibilities” and was “chock full […]

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Judge frowns on ‘moronic approach’ to group member sign-up in Takata class actions
Class Actions 2019-09-05 9:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing a group of class actions against car manufacturers over faulty Takata airbags has questioned a simplified group registration and opt out process […]

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Barclays, other banks in forex cartel class action must produce US case docs
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-08-15 3:36 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has ordered a group of banks facing a competition class action over alleged foreign exchange rate-rigging to hand over documents they produced as […]

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$100 million class action trailblazer back in the ring with new case on behalf of farmers
Class Actions 2019-08-13 8:15 pm By Amelia Birnie

A trailblazing country lawyer who took out seven overdraft extensions to self-fund a landmark $100 million case in the early years of the federal class […]

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Record $34.5M criminal cartel fine handed down against Japanese shipping company
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-08-02 8:52 pm By Amelia Birnie

Japanese shipping company K-Line has been hit with a $34.5 million penalty for criminal cartel conduct, the largest consumer criminal fine in Australian history. Kawasaki […]

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