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Unique wins appeal of unconscionable conduct ruling
Competition & Consumer Protection September 19, 2018 4:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Federal Court has overturned a win for the consumer regulator in a case against Sydney-based Unique International College, ruling that the vocational trainer’s […]

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Scotch Whisky is generic, can’t be trademarked, court told
Intellectual Property September 17, 2018 4:00 pm By Christine Caulfield

Facing a trade mark infringement lawsuit for selling products under the name Scotch Whisky, Australian liquor retailer D’Aquino Bros has filed a claim of its […]

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Hastie liquidators battle major builders over millions in unpaid bills
Restructuring & Insolvency September 14, 2018 11:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

Liquidators for failed engineering services company Hastie Group have a fight on their hands over tens of millions of dollars in unpaid invoices from construction […]

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Class action says mortgage investment firm charged excessive fees
Class Actions September 11, 2018 8:55 pm By Miklos Bolza

An Australian mortgage investment manager has been hit with a class action, alleging it charged excessive fees on loans and made misleading representations to borrowers. […]

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AMP wins bid to move class actions to state court
Class Actions August 29, 2018 2:24 pm By Christine Caulfield

AMP has prevailed in a hard-fought fight over where it will defend five shareholder class actions brought in the wake of the Banking Royal Commission, […]

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ACCC hopes laundry cartel case will wash with Full Court
Appeals August 16, 2018 11:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Federal Court will hear arguments next week in an appeal by the ACCC over an alleged laundry detergent cartel, the first so-called hub […]

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Foxtel should pay more than a gym to stream copyrighted recordings, court told
Intellectual Property August 15, 2018 10:06 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Copyright Tribunal decision that led to substantially lower sound recording licence fees for Foxtel was “beyond the pale” because it compared fees charged to […]

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AMP slams ‘red herring’ in class action transfer fight
Class Actions August 14, 2018 8:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

Embattled financial giant AMP on Tuesday criticised concerns raised by lawyers for the federal class actions about group members’ opt out rights, saying the concerns […]

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AMP denies class members will hit time bar in state court
Class Actions August 13, 2018 10:24 pm By Christine Caulfield

AMP has slammed arguments that group members in four Federal Court class actions could face a jurisdictional limitation on their claims of disclosure breaches if […]

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Penfolds maker goes to court over ‘wine in a can’ patents
Intellectual Property August 8, 2018 9:04 pm By Miklos Bolza

Treasury Wine Estates has gone on the offensive in an intellectual property dispute with Melbourne-based “wine in a can” maker Barokes, launching court proceedings alleging […]

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