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The class action settlements that came under fire in 2021
Class Actions 2022-01-12 6:04 pm By Christine Caulfield

If evidence were needed that courts are not rubber stamping class action settlements, the scrutiny of multi-million dollar agreements in 2021 is proof positive that […]

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ACCC blesses $23.6B private equity takeover of Sydney Airport
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-12-09 5:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will not oppose the $23.6 billion takeover of Sydney Airport by an international consortium of investors, finding further consolidation […]

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Port of Newcastle can charge Glencore higher access fees, High Court rules
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-12-08 6:57 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Port of Newcastle has largely won its High Court fight with mining giant Glencore over access fees and will now be able to set […]

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WiseTech reaches settlement in freight forwarder’s restraint of trade case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-12-03 1:12 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Freight forwarding company Mondiale has dropped its court action against WiseTech Global alleging the logistics firm breached competition law by misusing its substantial market power. […]

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Joint venture lobs $50M lawsuit over $1.37B Melbourne Metro payout
Transportation & Infrastructure 2021-10-20 5:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

A joint venture which helped design the Melbourne Metro has filed a $50 million lawsuit claiming they were not given enough of a $1.37 billion […]

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ACCC investigates Qube’s ‘worrying’ $90M acquisition of bulk grain terminal
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-10-07 2:30 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has launched an investigation into logistics company Qube’s recent $90 million acquisition of the Newcastle Agri Terminal. In announcing […]

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Judge vacates Ruby Princess class action trial
Class Actions 2021-09-17 6:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has vacated a March hearing in a class action against cruise operator Carnival over last year’s Ruby Princess COVID-19 outbreak, a week after […]

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WiseTech accused in freight forwarder’s lawsuit of misusing market power
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-09-10 5:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

Freight forwarding company Mondiale has filed a lawsuit against WiseTech Global alleging the logistics software firm breached competition law by misusing its substantial market power. […]

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Carnival can’t exclude overseas passengers from Ruby Princess class action
Class Actions 2021-09-10 11:53 am By Miklos Bolza

Cruise operator Carnival has lost its bid to exclude US and UK passengers from a class action over the 2020 Ruby Princess COVID-19 outbreak, with […]

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ACCC must pay costs of NSW as ‘necessary and proper party’ in ports case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-09-02 3:03 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has ordered the ACCC to pay the State of NSW’s costs in its failed proceeding against NSW Ports, finding that even though the […]

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