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ACCC seeks $1.2M penalty against Sumo Power for pricing bait and switch
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-06-17 3:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is seeking a $1.2 million penalty against Victorian electric utility Sumo Power for luring customers with the promise of […]

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Judge tosses Caltex trade mark case, says Chevron does not own colour red
Intellectual Property 2021-06-08 9:57 pm By Miklos Bolza

Chevron has mostly failed in its lawsuit accusing Australian petrol station company Ampol of infringing its Caltex trade marks, with a judge finding that Chevron’s […]

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Greenpeace wins IP stoush with AGL over ‘satirical’ campaign
Intellectual Property 2021-06-08 9:52 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has thrown out trade mark infringement claims brought by AGL against Greenpeace for using the energy company’s logo in a public campaign labelling […]

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BHP loses ‘highly problematic’ bid to exclude foreign investors from class action
Appeals 2021-06-03 10:10 am By Cindy Cameronne

Global resources giant BHP Group has lost an appeal in its fight to exclude foreign investors from a shareholder class action over the 2015 Fundao […]

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Bigger is better for Johnson Winter & Slattery energy superstar George Croft
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-06-03 4:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

When Johnson Winter & Slattery’s George Croft is asked what he loves about working for clients in the energy and resources sectors, the tangible nature […]

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Climate change class actions likely as court finds duty of care owed to children
Class Actions 2021-05-28 2:03 pm By Miklos Bolza

Class actions are the next battleground following Thursday’s Federal Court ruling that the government owes a duty of care to protect children from the risks […]

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Clive Palmer can’t stay battle in decade-long ‘litigious warfare’ with CITIC
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-05-28 11:28 pm By Christine Caulfield

Billionaire Clive Palmer has lost his attempt to shut down a breach of contract case over the $5.8 billion Sino Iron project brought by the […]

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Government owes duty of care to protect children from climate change, court rules
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-05-27 11:07 am By Miklos Bolza

The federal Minister for the Environment owes a duty of care to children who could suffer “catastrophic” harms from increased greenhouse gas emissions that would […]

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In victory for Glencore, High Court won’t weigh in on landmark transfer pricing ruling
Tax 2021-05-26 11:03 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has denied the ATO’s request that it weigh in on Australia’s transfer pricing regime, leaving in place a Full Court victory for […]

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Court scuttles Adani’s water plans for Carmichael coal mine
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-05-25 5:27 pm By Christine Caulfield

Adani’s controversial Carmichael coal mine in Queensland has hit another potential snag, with the Federal Court on Tuesday sending the company’s moves to pump 12.5 […]

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