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Domino’s can’t block funder from viewing unredacted docs in class action
Class Actions November 5, 2019 1:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has rejected an “unusual” confidentiality regime proposed by Domino’s Pizza Enterprises which would have resulted in restricted access to discovered documents for […]

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Mexican chain tries to block Taco Bell’s Australian expansion
Intellectual Property November 1, 2019 12:18 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Mexican restaurant franchise is waging a high-stakes courtroom battle to block US fast food giant Taco Bell from moving ahead with plans to set […]

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a2 Milk looks to turn trade mark losses around in Federal Court
Intellectual Property October 28, 2019 10:54 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The a2 Milk Company has filed a challenge to a competitor’s winning bid to trade mark a phrase containing “a2”, its third lawsuit in Federal […]

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Monster Energy fights removal of ‘mother’ trade mark
Intellectual Property October 25, 2019 5:37 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Beverage giant Monster Energy has launched a Federal Court challenge to the removal of its ‘mother loaded iced coffee’ trade mark, part of a portfolio […]

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Bean there, done that: Lavazza says it used ‘oro’ trade mark before Vittoria
Intellectual Property October 22, 2019 11:14 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Italian coffee manufacturer Lavazza has hit back against trade mark infringement allegations by Australian rival Vittoria over use of the word ‘oro’, saying Vittoria’s two […]

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UDP wins $25M from insurers over doomed 5 Star Foods deal
Corporate October 10, 2019 5:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

Hong Kong-based UDP was entitled to $25 million from its insurers after losing more than $30 million from its disastrous acquisition of dairy conglomerate 5 […]

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Full Court finds Bellamy’s cost-capping appeal ‘not strong’, but denies indemnity costs
Class Actions October 7, 2019 4:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

A failed challenge by baby food maker Bellamy’s Australia to a decision rejecting its application to limit legal costs in two class actions was “not […]

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Fair Work Ombudsman ‘very concerned’ about Subway’s non-compliance
Employment October 1, 2019 8:11 pm By Amelia Birnie

The Fair Work Ombudsman says she is “very concerned” by the level of non-compliance with workplace laws by national sandwich franchise Subway, as inspectors recover […]

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Yes whey: ACCC signs off on Saputo-Lion dairy acquisition
Competition & Consumer Protection September 26, 2019 12:30 pm By Amelia Birnie

The competition watchdog has given Canadian dairy producer Saputo the green light to acquire Australian competitor Lion Dairy’s cheese processing plants, but has warned any […]

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James Estate Wines liquidator wins court OK to pursue $57M lawsuit against ANZ
Restructuring & Insolvency September 24, 2019 9:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

The special purpose liquidator appointed to four companies in the collapsed James Estate Wines group has been given the go-ahead by a judge to enter […]

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