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Agrison to pay $284,000 for misleading warranty representations
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-10-22 6:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

Agricultural equipment supplier Agrison has been ordered to pay a $220,000 pecuniary penalty after admitting to misleading its customers about the terms of its tractor […]

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Murray Darling Basin Authority fails again to limit class action liability
Appeals 2021-10-12 12:45 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Murray Darling Basin Authority can’t rely on defences claiming it is a “public or other authority” to limit the liability of a class action […]

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ACCC investigates Qube’s ‘worrying’ $90M acquisition of bulk grain terminal
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-10-07 2:30 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has launched an investigation into logistics company Qube’s recent $90 million acquisition of the Newcastle Agri Terminal. In announcing […]

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FMC faces class action investigation into Overwatch weed killer
Class Actions 2021-09-07 3:43 pm By Bianca Hrovat

US agricultural chemical giant FMC Corporation is facing a potential class action by grain farmers following reports of crop bleaching allegedly caused by its newly […]

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Appeals court to decide if Murray Darling Basin Authority can limit class action liability
Class Actions 2021-08-27 11:10 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Murray-Darling Basin Authority will soon make its case directly to an appeals court that it can rely on defences limiting its liability to farmers […]

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In win for Abbey Labs, Elanco’s animal drug patent thrown out for lack of invention
Intellectual Property 2021-07-29 10:16 am By Miklos Bolza

IP Australia has refused to register a patent acquired by Elanco Australasia from Bayer covering a lice treatment, after amendments failed to address findings that […]

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ACCC launches action against milk processor Lactalis for dairy code breaches
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-07-26 3:40 pm By Christine Caulfield

The ACCC has brought Federal Court action against major milk processor Lactalis Australia, the regulator’s first case for breaches of the dairy code of conduct. […]

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Quintis class actions reload as insurance brawl delays settlement approval
Class Actions 2021-07-05 4:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two shareholder class actions against sandalwood producer Quintis that reached an in principle settlement over a year ago are moving forward following a protracted dispute […]

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Group members can switch law firms in Monsanto class action
Class Actions 2021-06-25 1:49 pm By Miklos Bolza

A dozen group members can opt out of Maurice Blackburn’s Roundup class action against Monsanto and switch to a competing class action being run by […]

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$10M settlement offer rejected by plaintiffs in Advanta Seeds class action
Class Actions 2021-06-08 2:04 pm By Christine Caulfield

Plaintiffs in a class action against Advanta Seeds rejected a $10 million offer to settle the litigation, which was later dismissed by a judge. But […]

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