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Virgin administrators not on the hook for aircraft leases, for now
Restructuring & Insolvency 2020-04-24 6:41 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The administrators of Virgin Australia will not have to pay the troubled carrier’s aircraft and other lease payments, after a court granted them a temporary […]

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Landmark ruling nixing class closure orders likely to reach High Court
Analysis 2020-04-23 9:10 pm By Christine Caulfield

A ruling Wednesday that struck down class closure orders — a device used by judges in class actions for the past two decades — has […]

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Courts don’t have power to make class closure orders, appeals court says
Class Actions 2020-04-22 6:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeals court has overturned a ruling ordering class closure in seven representative proceedings against car makers over defective Takata airbags, finding courts do not […]

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Judge ‘pleasantly surprised’ by virtual trials, refuses to delay GetSwift hearing
Trials 2020-04-09 8:07 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A judge has refused to delay a civil penalty hearing brought by ASIC against GetSwift, scheduled to begin in June, after the logistics company argued […]

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ACCC was unreasonable to pursue cartel appeal, Cussons says
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-04-03 9:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

Personal healthcare giant PZ Cussons is seeking indemnity costs from the ACCC, claiming the regulator unreasonably rejected a settlement offer in its case over an […]

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ACCC strikes out again, loses misuse of market power case against Ramsay Health
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-03-12 5:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has tossed a case by the ACCC against Ramsay Health Care claiming that the global hospital group misused its market power by pressuring […]

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Cussons seeks $4.7M in indemnity costs from ACCC for ‘doomed to fail’ cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-03-11 5:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

Personal healthcare giant PZ Cussons is seeking $4.7 million in indemnity costs from the ACCC, claiming the regulator’s much hyped spoke and hub case over […]

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‘Disappointed’ ACCC won’t challenge ruling on $15B Vodafone, TPG merger
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-03-05 9:37 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says it has no grounds to challenge a ruling that found the $15 billion merger of Vodafone with telecommunications […]

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Judge overstepped in accepting Pacific National undertaking, ACCC tells appeals court
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-02-17 4:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

The judge who dismissed the ACCC’s challenge to Pacific National’s acquisition of Aurizon’s Acacia Ridge Terminal in Queensland had no power to accept an undertaking […]

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Judge clears $15B Vodafone, TPG deal in latest merger challenge loss for ACCC
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-02-13 11:21 am By Christine Caulfield

Vodafone has won its case against the ACCC over its proposed merger with rival telecommunications company TPG, with a judge ruling the tie-up would not […]

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