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Spotless judgment clarifies redundancy payment exception
Employment January 16, 2019 5:14 pm By Miklos Bolza

Spotless Services violated the Fair Work Act by failing to pay redundancy for workers employed at Perth International Airport, a court has found, in a ruling […]

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VW knew about defeat software but ACCC doesn’t need to prove it, court told
Competition & Consumer Protection January 15, 2019 9:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

The ACCC does not need to prove Volkswagen knew about the diesel emissions software at the heart of its action against the car giant — […]

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Railtrain recklessly misled vocational trainees, union tells court
Employment January 14, 2019 4:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

Vocational training firm Railtrain knowingly and recklessly misled trainees about their rights to be paid as employees, according to an amended court filing by the […]

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Pitcher Partners fined $5.6M for concealing botched accounting
Financial Services January 7, 2019 8:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

Accounting firm Pitcher Partners has been ordered to pay more than $5.6 million in damages for fraudulently concealing an amortisation error that caused a well-known […]

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Class has another go at unconscionable conduct claim in Ford PowerShift case
Class Actions January 7, 2019 9:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

The applicant in a class action against Ford over allegedly defective PowerShift transmissions has taken another stab at bringing an unconscionable conduct claim, after the […]

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NSW Ports pans ACCC for ‘vague’ competition case
Competition & Consumer Protection December 20, 2018 2:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

NSW Ports has criticised the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for expecting the company to file a defence to the regulator’s allegations of anti-competitive conduct […]

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Jetstar agrees to $1.95M penalty over misleading refunds policy
Competition & Consumer Protection December 17, 2018 3:12 pm By Miklos Bolza

Jetstar Airways has agreed to pay a $1.95 million penalty and admitted to making false and misleading representations about customer eligibility for refunds on cancelled […]

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Penalties in VW class actions could be ‘horrendous’, judge says
Class Actions December 12, 2018 5:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has expressed skepticism of Bannister Law’s plan to hire powerhouse US lawyer Kenneth Feinberg, who oversaw the September 11th victims compensation and BP oil […]

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Takata air bag class actions can claim car makers’ silence was deceptive
Class Actions December 12, 2018 10:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

Seven class actions against auto makers that sold cars equipped with defective Takata airbags can allege the car makers’ silence constituted misleading and deceptive conduct. […]

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ACCC launches competition case against NSW Ports over 50-year deal with state
Competition & Consumer Protection December 10, 2018 10:34 am By Christine Caulfield

The competition watchdog is taking NSW Ports to court alleging a 50-year agreement with the state, signed when Port Botany and Port Kembla were privatised […]

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