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ACCC loses appeal in cartel case over coal mining licences
Appeals 2019-09-04 3:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has failed in its appeal of a ruling that dismissed its bid-rigging case over mining exploration licences involving Cascade […]

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CIMIC attacks ‘forests of contingencies’ in class action pleadings
Class Actions 2019-09-04 2:26 pm By Miklos Bolza

Engineering services firm CIMIC Group has attacked the pleadings in a shareholder class action against it, saying needlessly convoluted paragraphs containing a “numerically vast number […]

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Case against NSW Ports docked while ACCC matter sails on
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-08-19 9:55 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A competition lawsuit brought against NSW Ports has been stayed while a similar case brought by the competition regulator over an allegedly anti-competitive agreement to […]

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Patent attorneys sued by firm win bid for Seyfarth docs
Business of Law 2019-08-19 4:41 pm By Amelia Birnie

Two patent attorneys who are being sued by a boutique IP firm for jumping ship to start their own business have cleared the first hurdle […]

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Ultra Tune appeals ‘manifestly excessive’ penalty for breaching Franchising Code
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-08-12 9:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

National car repair franchise Ultra Tune has argued in a Full Federal Court appeal that a $1.07 million penalty in an ACCC case was “manifestly […]

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Class to fight CIMIC’s ‘opportunistic’ bid to strike out pleadings
Allens 2019-08-09 9:06 pm By Miklos Bolza

A shareholder class action against CIMIC Group will fight a strike out application it has slammed as an “opportunistic” late-stage move by the global engineering […]

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Cartridge reseller must prove it’s ‘good for the money’ as landmark patent case goes to High Court
Intellectual Property 2019-08-09 8:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

Ink cartridge reseller Calidad has been ordered to show evidence of its finances in support of its application to stay a Full Court judgment while […]

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Online drug supplier Peptides Clinic hit with $10M fine for advertising breaches
Healthcare 2019-07-23 9:49 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has slapped a $10 million penalty on online supplement company Peptide Clinics for advertising prescription-only drugs in breach of the Therapeutic Goods Act. […]

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NSW Ports slams ACCC’s competition constraint claims as ‘slight or hypothetical’
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-07-19 3:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

NSW Ports Operations has denied claims that an agreement for the privatisation of its subsidiaries Port Botany and Port Kembla stymied competition, describing the allegations […]

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IOOF CFO slams disqualification case as ‘egregious’ example of impulsive enforcement
Financial Services 2019-07-16 5:12 pm By Amelia Birnie

Lawyers for IOOF chief financial officer David Coulter have dismissed APRA’s allegations that he breached his superannuation duties as commercially “naïve”, “absolutely desperate” and a […]

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