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Bluescope slams as ‘delusional’ ACCC evidence of cartel conduct
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-08-31 6:04 pm By Cindy Cameronne

BlueScope has labelled “delusional” an argument by the competition regulator that alleged correspondence from a distributor about the steel company’s suggested higher prices was evidence […]

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Bluescope’s defence in ACCC case would ‘eviscerate’ cartel laws, trial told
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-08-30 9:55 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Steel maker Bluescope’s claim that it didn’t engage in cartel conduct because it only encouraged distributors to set a price for its products would “eviscerate” […]

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COVID-19 delays judgment in ACCC’s long-running case against private college Phoenix
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-08-06 3:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

Sydney’s ongoing COVID-19 lockdown has created “logistical” difficulties delaying the release of a long awaited judgment in the ACCC’s consumer law case against collapsed private […]

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Bristol-Myers Squibb denies claims in Merck Sharp & Dohme’s misuse of market power case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-08-06 3:06 pm By Miklos Bolza

Pharmaceutical giant Bristol-Myers Squibb will fight a case brought by Merck Sharp & Dohme alleging misuse of market power over stage IV melanoma treatments, telling […]

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Macarthur-Onslow family feud over ‘undervalued’ Lendlease land shut down by court
Real Estate 2021-08-03 4:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has shut down the latest legal spat between the children of one of Australia’s richest families, finding a lawsuit over a $200 million […]

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ACCC appeals ruling throwing out ‘fanciful’ NSW Ports competition case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-07-27 7:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has appealed a judge’s decision throwing out its competition case over an agreement for the privatisation of two NSW […]

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Westpac’s profits relevant, judge says in imposing $3M fees-for-no-service penalty
Financial Services 2021-07-22 9:35 pm By Christine Caulfield

Westpac has been ordered to pay $3 million after two subsidiaries admitted misleading hundreds of superannuation customers about the financial adviser fees they were charged, […]

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Judge lashes ACCC’s Port of Newcastle case as ‘far-fetched and fanciful’
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-07-20 10:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

The ACCC’s claim that NSW Ports stymied competition when it signed a 50-year agreement with the state to be compensated if the Port of Newcastle […]

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Law firms resolve multiplicity issue in Boston Scientific pelvic mesh class actions
Class Actions 2021-07-20 5:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Sydney law firm that brought a class action against Boston Scientific over allegedly defective pelvic mesh products has agreed to stay its case while […]

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Settlement reached in Takata airbags class actions
Class Actions 2021-07-13 11:55 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Six of the world’s largest car makers have agreed to settle class actions accusing them of selling cars with deadly Takata airbags. The in-principle settlements […]

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