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STA Travel makes admissions in ACCC case over hidden fees
Competition & Consumer Protection January 23, 2020 10:18 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s case alleging STA Travel hit customers with $1 million in hidden fees and commissions through an add-on that purported […]

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Schneider Electric faces patent infringement suit over Clipsal socket outlet
Intellectual Property January 16, 2020 5:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A US communications infrastructure company has filed a patent lawsuit against the Australian arm of French energy tech giant Schneider Electric, which is accused of […]

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Full Court says Oxworks wrongly awarded extra damages in patent suit
Intellectual Property January 9, 2020 5:14 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court has provided clarity around additional damages in patent cases by reducing the penalties liable to be paid by an Australian fencing […]

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Liquidators of failed broker Berndale Capital want to grill former execs
Restructuring & Insolvency January 9, 2020 7:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

The liquidators of Melbourne-based forex trader Berndale Capital have filed examination proceedings in the Federal Court seeking to question the company’s former CEO and its […]

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Dover can seek access to ASIC files in bid to prove ‘Orwellian’ client protection policy harmed no one
Financial Services December 20, 2019 11:04 pm By Christine Caulfield

Defunct Dover Financial, which faces a penalty hearing next year after it was found to have misled customers with an inaptly titled ‘client protection policy’, […]

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‘Orwellian doublespeak’: Judge lashes Dover Financial’s client protection policy
ASIC November 22, 2019 11:10 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has won its case against defunct financial advisor Dover Financial and its former director, who famously collapsed during the […]

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Merlin Diamond creditors seek to shield rights over assets as liquidation looms
Restructuring & Insolvency November 11, 2019 5:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

A group of unsecured creditors of ‘Diamond Joe’ Gutnik’s mining firm Merlin Diamonds has launched a NSW Supreme Court bid to preserve their rights over […]

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‘Mother’ consumers know best: IP Australia shuts down Monster Energy’s trade mark opposition
Intellectual Property November 8, 2019 11:32 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Monster Energy has lost its opposition to coffee company Vittoria Food & Beverage’s proposed ‘Mothersky’ trade mark, with a delegate of the Trade Marks Office […]

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Bail conditions set in obstruction case against former BlueScope exec
White Collar November 5, 2019 3:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

Bail conditions have been set for a former BlueScope Steel executive charged with obstructing an Australian Competition and Consumer Commission criminal cartel probe into the […]

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ACCC’s cartel case against BlueScope years in the making, court told
Cameron Moore November 1, 2019 11:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

The competition regulator has been probing alleged cartel conduct by steel giant BlueScope for a number of years, counsel for the company told a court […]

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