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Telstra faces $50M penalty for ‘exploiting’ Indigenous consumers
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-11-26 4:14 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Telstra is facing the second highest penalty ever imposed under consumer law for signing up Indigenous customers to post-paid mobile plans, with the ACCC alleging […]

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Councils win appeal over Telstra smart payphone installation
Telecommunications 2020-11-20 5:25 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Telstra has lost an appeal in a case brought by Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane city councils over a planned upgrade of its payphone network across […]

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‘Strained and fanciful’: Court tosses Telstra suit over Optus’ ‘more than ever before’ ads
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-09-25 1:52 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Telstra has suffered a defeat in its lawsuit accusing competitor Singtel Optus of violating consumer laws with ads claiming it is “covering more of Australia […]

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Battle over counterclaims against group members could change class action landscape
Class Actions 2020-09-21 2:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

An upcoming legal battle over whether counterclaims can be brought against non-party group members in a class action against a unit of recruiter Tandem could […]

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Fight brewing over whether group members can face cross-claims in Tandem class action
Class Actions 2020-09-14 4:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

A subsidiary of workforce management company Tandem, which contracts with Telstra and Optus, has foreshadowed future cross-claims against group members who claim they were misclassified […]

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Foxtel, Optus contractor criticises ‘opportunistic’ new sham contracting class action
Class Actions 2020-08-10 4:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

Communications and technical services company BSA Limited has slammed as “opportunistic” an employment class action by allegedly underpaid technicians, saying the media was informed of […]

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Hytera can’t ‘repackage’ deputy director as lay witness to avoid evidence rules on relevance
Intellectual Property 2020-08-06 3:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has found that Hytera Communications cannot “repackage” evidence given by one of its deputy directors to avoid rules about opinion evidence while defending […]

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Not OK: Counselling app Lyf accuses smartphone maker Mintt of infringing trade mark for OK hand sign
Intellectual Property 2020-08-04 2:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

Counselling app Lyf is suing smartphone maker Mintt for allegedly infringing on a trade mark it owns for the universal OK hand gesture, saying Mintt’s […]

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Judge grapples with ‘most complicated’ adjournment bid in Hytera, Motorola dispute
Intellectual Property 2020-07-09 10:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

Hytera Communications argued it should be granted a late-stage bid to postpone its copyright trial with Motorola Solutions, in what a judge called “the most […]

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‘Disruptive and unsatisfactory’: Hytera slammed for late stage bid to adjourn copyright trial
Intellectual Property 2020-07-03 3:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

Motorola has slammed Chinese radio manufacturer Hytera’s “disruptive and unsatisfactory” request to adjourn a highly anticipated copyright trial over the alleged theft of source code […]

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