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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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Judge promises no ‘mystery tour’ in Takata air bags class actions
Class Actions 2019-07-25 4:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing seven class actions against car makers over defective Takata airbags has shot down the applicants’ opposition to a soft class closure order […]

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NSW Ports slams ACCC’s competition constraint claims as ‘slight or hypothetical’
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-07-19 3:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

NSW Ports Operations has denied claims that an agreement for the privatisation of its subsidiaries Port Botany and Port Kembla stymied competition, describing the allegations […]

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ACCC must hand over docs on Vodafone-TPG merger investigation
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-07-04 4:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has ordered the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to hand over documents to Vodafone that were “directly relevant” to its decision to […]

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Vodafone, TPG merger would have ‘profound social consequences’, ACCC tells court
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-05-31 10:42 pm By Christine Caulfield

Allowing Vodafone’s proposed $15 billion merger with TPG to go ahead if there were a real chance that TPG could seriously compete in the market […]

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Charges still not finalised in groundbreaking ANZ criminal cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-04-09 11:05 am By Miklos Bolza

Charges in the criminal cartel case against ANZ, Citigroup and Deutsche Bank over a $2.5 billion ANZ institutional share placement have yet to be finalised, […]

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Doctor taped meeting where Ramsay Health unit CEO made alleged threats, trial hears
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-03-08 4:50 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A surgeon who was considering opening a health clinic in Coffs Harbour, NSW recorded one of the meetings central to the competition watchdog’s action against […]

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