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Tandem unit loses bid to de-class ‘sham’ contracting class action
Class Actions 2020-03-18 2:43 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A unit of Telstra contractor Tandem has lost its bid to de-class a ‘sham’ contracting class action brought on behalf of telecommunications workers who claim […]

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Telstra wins dispute with councils over installation of smart payphones
Telecommunications 2020-03-10 3:16 pm By Christine Caulfield

Telstra has won its battle with Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane over a planned upgrade of its payphone network across Australia, with a judge ruling the […]

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‘Total war’: Judge rejects Hytera’s new defence in Motorola IP dispute
Intellectual Property 2020-03-06 3:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

Calling the complex intellectual property dispute a “total war” between the tech giants, a judge has dismissed a proposed amended defence by Hytera Communications to […]

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Judge clears $15B Vodafone, TPG deal in latest merger challenge loss for ACCC
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-02-13 11:21 am By Christine Caulfield

Vodafone has won its case against the ACCC over its proposed merger with rival telecommunications company TPG, with a judge ruling the tie-up would not […]

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Vocus class action to seek first common fund order since High Court ruling
Class Actions 2020-02-04 7:23 pm By Christine Caulfield

The funder behind the recently resolved shareholder class action against teleco Vocus will ask a judge to make a common fund order at a hearing […]

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Optus hit with record $504,000 fine for spamming
Telecommunications 2020-01-31 1:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Optus has paid a record $504,000 fine for violating spam laws by sending SMS and email messages to customers that had previously unsubscribed from the […]

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Vocus settles shareholder class action for $35M
Class Actions 2020-01-06 2:58 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Vocus Group has agreed to settle a shareholder class action over a 2017 profit downgrade, with its insurers footing most of the bill to resolve […]

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Optus hit with $6.4M fine for misleading NBN email
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-11-29 10:24 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Federal Court judge has slapped Optus with a $6.4 million penalty for sending a misleading email to 138,988 mobile customers informing them their broadband […]

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Australia should follow US’ lead and reject Hytera’s delay defence, court hears
Intellectual Property 2019-11-25 9:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

Motorola has urged the Full Federal Court to uphold a decision dismissing an amended defence by Chinese rival Hytera Communications that sought to blame the […]

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Cap Coast Telecoms pre-insolvency advisor gets jail time for money laundering
Restructuring & Insolvency 2019-11-13 2:48 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A former pre-insolvency advisor has been sentenced to four and half years in prison for siphoning money from defunct Telstra dealer Cap Coast Telecoms prior […]

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