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Trivago misled hotel booking customers to boost income, court finds
Competition & Consumer Protection January 21, 2020 11:48 am By Miklos Bolza

Hotel booking aggregator Trivago misled consumers about its cheapest price promise by arranging its listings according to payments it received instead of the actual hotel […]

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Biosimilar drug makers settle IP spat over arthritis drug Humira
Intellectual Property January 21, 2020 2:21 pm By Christine Caulfield

German drug company Fresenius Kadi has resolved a patent case brought by Korean drug company Samsung Bioepis over a biosimilar of top selling arthritis drug Humira.

Ten says report on genital silicone injections not defamatory, in public interest
Defamation January 21, 2020 2:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

Defending a defamation case brought by the head of a group of gay ‘pups’, Network Ten has argued that a report about an Australian man who died from genital silicone injections was substantially true and in the public interest.

Glencore unit does not owe injured workers unlimited personal leave, court says
Employment January 21, 2020 4:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

A subsidiary of mining giant Glencore has defeated a case brought by the CFMEU claiming it was obligated to pay unlimited amounts of personal leave to sick or injured employees.

‘Worthless and unsaleable’: Accounting firm hit with class action over Guvera advice
Class Actions January 20, 2020 2:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

Shareholders of collapsed music streaming platform Guvera have filed a class action against an accounting firm seeking to recoup their losses for the firm’s alleged negligence in promoting an investment opportunity in the failed tech company.

ACMA considers regulations to tackle bias in news
Media January 20, 2020 1:47 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australia’s media regulator is considering possible regulations to tackle bias in news, amid concerns by Australians about the influence of advertisers on broadcast news.

Griffin Coal can’t get hands on docs in long-running spat with Carna Group
Energy & Natural Resources January 17, 2020 2:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

Struggling mining firm Griffin Coal has been denied access to documents while defending a consumer law case brought by the liquidators of a collapsed mining […]

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IP Australia can’t swallow Scotch Whisky Association’s opposition to Clyde River mark
Intellectual Property January 17, 2020 10:59 am By Miklos Bolza

The UK-based Scotch Whisky Association has lost its opposition to the Clyde River trade mark for use on alcoholic beverages, with an IP Australia delegate […]

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Employees should be entitled to damages for missed super payments, Maurice Blackburn says
ASIC January 17, 2020 6:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

A new superannuation bill working its way through the Federal Parliament should include a right of action for employees to seek damages against businesses that […]

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Class action appeals ruling allowing 7-Eleven to seek litigation releases
Class Actions January 16, 2020 10:50 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The lead applicant in a class action against 7-Eleven has appealed a ruling that denied its bid to block the convenience store chain from seeking […]

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