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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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Full Court to hear Cigno challenge to ASIC ban on short-term credit lending
Appeals 2020-05-20 12:07 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Cigno has appealed a ruling shooting down its challenge to the first action brought by ASIC under its powers to prohibit ‘predatory’ financial products, which […]

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Law firm should personally pay costs for individual pelvic mesh cases, judge says
Product Liability 2020-05-11 3:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has found that the law firm behind a plethora of pelvic mesh lawsuits filed in multiple courts should be personally hit with costs […]

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Car makers won’t take class closure fight to High Court
Product Liability 2020-05-07 11:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

Seven car makers defending class actions over defective Takata airbags have confirmed they will not be challenging a landmark decision that set aside a pre-settlement […]

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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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