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Pawnbroker hit with class action over alleged ‘unjust transactions’
Class Actions 2024-02-22 3:15 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A Melbourne pawnbroker is facing a class action over alleged “unjust transactions” involving loans that were given in exchange for customers’ sentimental items and with […]

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Mazda ordered to pay $11.5M for ‘appalling’ customer service
Competition & Consumer Protection 2024-02-14 3:26 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Mazda has been ordered to pay $11.5 million after a court found the Japanese car maker engaged in “appalling” customer service and misled nine purchasers […]

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Australia Post unit wins injunction in passing off case against former biz partner
Competition & Consumer Protection 2024-01-09 8:45 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Australia Post unit StarTrack has won an injunction barring postal product manufacturer TMA Australia from using a website URL containing the words ‘StarTrack’, with the […]

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Retrial means new trial in trade secrets case, judge says in parsing ‘ambiguous’ Full Court order
Intellectual Property 2023-10-30 11:16 pm By Sam Matthews

Construing an “ambiguous” order from the Full Federal Court, a judge has ordered a fresh trial in a trade secrets case that touched on the […]

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Dixon Advisory director wants to shield law firm’s advice in ASIC case
Restructuring & Insolvency 2023-10-27 1:32 pm By Sam Matthews

Former Dixon Advisory director Paul Ryan will ask the court for a suppression order protecting advice by a Big Six firm, as he defends ASIC’s […]

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ASIC can’t seek penalties against M101 founder James Mawhinney
Financial Services 2023-10-25 9:10 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has blocked ASIC from running a new case seeking penalties against investment group M101 Nominees and founder James Mawhinney on remittal from the […]

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Peter V’landys stuck with defamation loss after High Court declines special leave
Defamation 2023-09-15 3:59 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Racing NSW CEO Peter V’landys AM has failed in his bid to have the High Court take up his challenge to an appeals court ruling […]

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Lawyer’s defamation case fails serious harm test, judge finds
Defamation 2023-09-13 4:24 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has dismissed a Sydney lawyer’s defamation case over an AI-generated story that accused her of trying to defraud $16,000 from David Jones, saying […]

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ASIC seeks ‘re-run’ of trial against James Mawhinney, court told
Financial Services 2023-08-31 3:23 pm By Cindy Cameronne

ASIC wants to re-run its case against investment group M101 Nominees and founder James Mawhinney after admitting it made errors at its initial trial, arguing […]

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Energy Beverages wins fight over Kangaroo Mother trade mark
Intellectual Property 2023-08-24 11:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

The maker of Mother energy drinks has won an appeal of an IP Australia decision, succeeding in its bid to prevent a Victoria-based company from […]

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