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Google claims ‘devastating’ impact on internet if defamation ruling upheld
High Court 2022-01-24 2:11 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Google has argued there would be a “devastating” effect on the internet if the High Court upholds a judgment awarded to gangland lawyer George Defteros […]

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High Court to hear Google’s challenge to $40,000 defamation award to gangland lawyer
High Court 2021-12-14 5:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

The High Court has granted Google special leave to challenge a $40,000 defamation judgment awarded to gangland lawyer George Defteros, with the search giant arguing […]

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High Court shuns Apple’s last shot at shipping Epic Games dispute to US
Appeals 2021-12-02 2:26 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Apple has reached the end of the line in its attempts to move a competition dispute with Fortnite game maker Epic Games to California, with […]

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Law firm preparing class actions against Apple, Google
Class Actions 2021-11-29 9:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Apple and Google’s legal woes in Australia are set to worsen, with a leading class action firm preparing to file class actions against the Silicon […]

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Google tells court consumer law doesn’t help users who don’t help themselves
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-29 9:32 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Google has hit back at the ACCC’s case accusing it of misleading users about a change to its privacy policy, saying laws against misleading and […]

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Judge ‘gags’ at ACCC’s proposed $5M penalty in Google ads case against Employsure
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-10 2:46 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A judge said he “gagged” at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s proposed $5 million pecuniary penalty in its case against specialist workplace relations company […]

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YouTuber Jordan Shanks apologises to John Barilaro in zero dollar defamation settlement
Defamation 2021-11-05 10:51 am By Miklos Bolza

YouTube comedian Jordan Shanks has apologised to former NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro for hurt caused by videos posted in 2020 and 2021 but won’t […]

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ACCC looks to rein in Google’s search dominance with choice screen
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-10-28 3:36 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is calling for the power to mandate ‘choice screens’ in mobile devices to provide Australian consumers with a wider […]

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Google says its bid to stay Epic Games lawsuit not the same as Apple’s
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-10-13 8:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

Google has urged a court to stay a competition lawsuit brought by Epic Games, saying new evidence showed the Fortnite game maker would not be […]

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ACCC calls for greater power as report reveals Google’s ad-tech dominance
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-09-28 4:07 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says it should be given more power to regulate the $9.5 billion advertising technology sector, after a report revealed […]

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