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Woolworths class action settlement to cover $1.75M legal bill, but no payout for group members
Employment 2021-11-12 11:06 am By Miklos Bolza

Woolworths has agreed to pay $1.75 million in Adero Law’s legal costs as part of a settlement of an underpayments class action which will see […]

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High Court shoots down Volkswagen’s challenge to landmark $125M dieselgate penalty
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-12 12:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

The High Court has rejected Volkswagen’s special leave application to challenge a record $125 million penalty for selling cars with a defeat device that allowed […]

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GetSwift mulls appeal of scathing judgment on ‘PR-driven’ approach to ASX statements
Class Actions 2021-11-11 5:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Logistics company GetSwift is considering an appeal of an 859-page judgment which lambasted the company and its directors’ “public relations-driven approach” to announcements on the […]

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GetSwift breached law through ‘public relations-driven approach’ to ASX statements, court finds
Securities 2021-11-10 1:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has scored a victory in its long-running case against GetSwift, with the Federal Court finding the company and its […]

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Judge ‘gags’ at ACCC’s proposed $5M penalty in Google ads case against Employsure
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-10 2:46 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A judge said he “gagged” at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s proposed $5 million pecuniary penalty in its case against specialist workplace relations company […]

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BlueScope meeting made distributor ‘extremely uncomfortable’, ACCC tells court
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-01 5:58 pm By Cindy Cameronne

BlueScope general manager Jason Ellis made executives of a steel distributor “extremely uncomfortable” in a meeting where he presented the steel giant’s price list, a […]

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BlueScope general manager ‘not an honest witness’, ACCC tells court
Trials 2021-10-26 9:03 pm By Cindy Cameronne

BlueScope Steel general manager Jason Ellis was not an honest witness and did not express genuine regret when he apologised for obstructing an ACCC investigation, […]

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ACCC’s approval of BPAY, Eftpos, New Payments Platform merger faces challenge
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-10-15 9:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

A challenge to the ACCC’s approval of the merger of major payment platforms BPAY, Eftpos and New Payments Platform Australia has been challenged by a […]

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Woolworths to pay further $50M to staff as underpayments class action settles
Class Actions 2021-10-08 1:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

Supermarket giant Woolworths will pay an additional $50 million to current and former salaried team members and has provisionally settled an underpayments class action against […]

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Objection to barrister’s eye rolling during BlueScope cross-exam shot down
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-09-27 9:29 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge hearing a price-fixing case against steel giant BlueScope has overruled an objection to the ACCCs barrister’s allegedly excessive “eye-rolling” and “scathing and sarcastic” […]

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