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ASIC opposes BlueScope general manager’s request to manage company
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-12-09 3:09 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has opposed BlueScope Steel general manager Jason Ellis’ request for court permission to manage another company, saying he should […]

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BlueScope meeting made distributor ‘extremely uncomfortable’, ACCC tells court
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-01 5:58 pm By Cindy Cameronne

BlueScope general manager Jason Ellis made executives of a steel distributor “extremely uncomfortable” in a meeting where he presented the steel giant’s price list, a […]

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BlueScope general manager ‘not an honest witness’, ACCC tells court
Trials 2021-10-26 9:03 pm By Cindy Cameronne

BlueScope Steel general manager Jason Ellis was not an honest witness and did not express genuine regret when he apologised for obstructing an ACCC investigation, […]

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Objection to barrister’s eye rolling during BlueScope cross-exam shot down
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-09-27 9:29 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge hearing a price-fixing case against steel giant BlueScope has overruled an objection to the ACCCs barrister’s allegedly excessive “eye-rolling” and “scathing and sarcastic” […]

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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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Bluescope lawyers get dressing down by judge for ‘inappropriate exchange’ with chambers
Employment 2021-02-11 3:06 pm By Christine Caulfield

Lawyers representing Bluescope in an appeal of a Fair Work case copped a scolding by a judge Thursday for sending multiple emails to his chambers […]

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Ex-BlueScope exec Jason Ellis avoids jail for obstructing ACCC cartel probe
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-15 10:29 pm By Christine Caulfield

Former BlueScope general manager of sales and marketing Jason Ellis has been convicted and sentenced to a wholly suspended prison term of eight months after […]

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Prosecutors want former BlueScope exec to go to jail for obstructing cartel investigation
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-08 6:03 pm By Miklos Bolza

Crown prosecutors are arguing a former BlueScope executive who has pleaded guilty to obstructing an ACCC price fixing investigation should face jail time for the […]

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BlueScope tried to protect ‘invalid monopoly’ by withholding trade secrets, judge says
Intellectual Property 2020-01-14 11:55 am By Miklos Bolza

BlueScope’s decision to hide its trade secrets has doomed its patent infringement lawsuit against South Korean rival Dongkuk Steel, with a judge dismissing the case […]

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