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ACCC dodges indemnity costs over failed detergent cartel appeal
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-05-06 6:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

Personal healthcare giant PZ Cussons has lost its bid for indemnity costs against the ACCC, after claiming that the regulator was “doomed to fail” when […]

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ACCC loses appeal over $205M Pacific National, Aurizon terminal deal
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-05-06 5:41 pm By Miklos Bolza

The ACCC has come up short in its appeal of a ruling that dismissed its challenge to Pacific National’s $205 million acquisition of Aurizon’s Acacia […]

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Courts should be flexible on laws in COVID-19 pandemic, says Virgin Australia judge
Restructuring & Insolvency 2020-04-29 3:08 pm By Christine Caulfield

The COVID-19 pandemic and government social distancing restrictions were reasons to be flexible in applying and adapting the law, the judge overseeing the administration of […]

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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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