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Full Court to hear Epic’s challenge to Apple dispute being heard in the US
Appeals 2021-04-16 11:58 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Fortnite game maker Epic Games has appealed a judge’s decision to send its misuse of market power case against Apple to California, in a significant […]

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Judge sends Epic’s competition dispute with Apple to California
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-04-09 11:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has found that a clause in Apple’s agreement with developers requires that Fortnite game developer Epic Games litigate a closely watched competition lawsuit […]

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FE Sports to pay $350,000 penalty for ‘serious’ resale price maintenance
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-03-24 9:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

Brisbane-based sporting goods wholesaler FE Sports has been fined $350,000 for engaging in resale price maintenance that prohibited dealers from advertising certain products for less […]

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Fuji Xerox loses bid to throw out ACCC’s case over small biz contracts
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-03-04 7:18 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has refused to summarily dismiss proceedings brought by the ACCC against office supply company Fuji Xerox over allegedly unfair contracts with small businesses. […]

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Judge ‘not following’ government’s argument backing coal expansion in climate class action
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-03-03 6:23 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The Federal Government has argued a class action against the expansion of a northern NSW mine has “conspicuously failed” to show that the emissions would […]

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Apple doesn’t have to produce info on Australian users in Epic Games competition case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-03-03 2:28 pm By Christine Caulfield

Tech giant Apple will not be forced to hand over documents about Australian users to Epic Games ahead of argument on Apple’s application to shut […]

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Judge questions whether novel PFAS class action should go to Full Court
Class Actions 2021-02-12 3:16 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A judge has raised the possibility of referring a class action against the Morrison government for allegedly contaminating Indigenous land with toxic firefighting foam to […]

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ACCC secures $83.5M in fines over vehicle shipping cartel
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-02-04 10:43 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Norwegian shipping company Wallenius Wilhlmsen Ocean has been fined $24 million for conspiring to fix the rates charged for shipping vehicles to Australia, bringing the […]

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Apple to seek stay of Epic Games competition lawsuit
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-08 11:16 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Apple wants to stay a competition lawsuit brought by video game developer Epic Games in Australia, claiming a clause in its developer contract requires any […]

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Norwegian shipper pleads guilty to cartel charge, says fine should be $20M
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-06-18 5:02 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Norway-based shipping company Wallenius Wilhlmsen Ocean AS has pleaded guilty to one charge of criminal cartel conduct, but told a court the penalty should be […]

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