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Firm to drop class action against Philips over recalled sleep apnea devices
Class Actions 2022-12-20 4:08 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Philips Electronics will not face a class action in Australia over recalled sleep apnea machines that contained a foam component that could  degrade and cause […]

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Vagisal maker Combe hits rival with IP suit over Vagisan
Intellectual Property 2022-11-30 6:00 pm By Sam Matthews

The maker of Vagisil personal care products has filed a trade mark suit against pharmaceuticals and cosmetic company Dr Wolff over its new line of […]

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Sukin accused of misleading consumers with carbon neutral labels
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-11-16 2:51 pm By Sam Matthews

Eco-conscious Australian skincare company Sukin has been hit with a lawsuit alleging it misled consumers by selling products labelled with a carbon neutral certification it […]

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Aldi could owe $10M for failing to compensate workers for ‘pre-work’
Employment 2022-10-05 1:57 pm By Sam Matthews

The Shop, Distributive & Allied Employees’ Association has struck a blow for Aldi warehouse workers, with a judge ordering the supermarket giant to backpay its […]

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ACCC puts ‘greenwashing’ businesses on notice
ACCC 2022-09-20 9:49 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The consumer regulator has taken a page from ASIC, warning it will take action against businesses that make unsupported environmental or sustainability claims. In a […]

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Noni B owner pays up over ‘ACCC approved’ products
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-09-15 11:15 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Noni B owner Mosaic Brands has paid $266,400 in fines after allegedly misleading customers about selling “FDA approved” face masks and “ACCC approved” hot water […]

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Kmart settles Jellycat lawsuit over knockoff ‘Bashful Bunny’
Intellectual Property 2022-07-25 2:55 pm By Christine Caulfield

Kmart Australia has resolved a case brought by UK-based Jellycat that accused the retailer of selling knockoffs of the plush toy designer’s signature ‘Bashful Bunny’. […]

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New laws needed to protect Indigenous cultural IP: report
Intellectual Property 2022-07-19 4:38 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The Productivity Commission has called for new laws that would allow traditional owners to take legal action when their cultural property is used without permission […]

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2XU sacked HR manager who queried boss over illicit drug use, suit says
Employment 2022-06-21 10:12 pm By Christine Caulfield

2XU has been taken to court by its former head of human resources, who claims she was fired by the popular sportswear brand for investigating […]

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Amazon settles pregnancy discrimination suit by factory worker
Employment 2022-05-27 10:46 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Amazon has settled a lawsuit accusing the e-commerce giant of violating the Fair Work Act by refusing to give an applicant a job because was […]

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