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BP loses appeal of Hitler parody video ruling
Employment May 22, 2020 6:43 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The Full Federal Court has dismissed BP’s appeal of a ruling by the Fair Work Commission that reinstated a worker who was fired for sharing […]

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ACCC can’t stop Garuda appeal despite unpaid $19M penalty
Competition & Consumer Protection May 21, 2020 12:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

The ACCC has lost its bid to stay a cartel appeal by Indonesian airline PT Garuda, with a judge finding the competition watchdog had not […]

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‘I didn’t come down in the last shower’: Judge trashes barristers’ submissions in CFMEU whistleblower trial
Employment May 20, 2020 11:33 am By Miklos Bolza

A judge has scrapped overly-long written submissions by barristers in proceedings brought by two CFMEU whistleblowers and replaced them with an extra day of oral […]

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ACCC loses appeal over $205M Pacific National, Aurizon terminal deal
Competition & Consumer Protection May 6, 2020 5:41 pm By Miklos Bolza

The ACCC has come up short in its appeal of a ruling that dismissed its challenge to Pacific National $205 million acquisition of Aurizon’s Acacia […]

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ACCC dodges indemnity costs over failed detergent cartel appeal
Competition & Consumer Protection May 6, 2020 6:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

Personal healthcare giant PZ Cussons has lost its bid for indemnity costs against the ACCC, after claiming that the regulator was “doomed to fail” when […]

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Hytera witnesses may travel to Hong Kong to be cross-examined at Motorola IP trial
Intellectual Property May 5, 2020 3:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

Chinese-based witnesses for Hytera may be able to travel to Hong Kong for cross-examination in a now rescheduled copyright trial between Motorola and Hytera, after […]

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‘This case makes no sense’: Judge says ‘Love Is In The Air’ infringed, but no damages owed
Intellectual Property April 27, 2020 1:48 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has found that an Oregon electronic music duo “flagrantly” copied the 1977 disco hit ‘Love Is In The Air’, but has rejected most […]

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Rejecting ‘highly experimental’ alternative, judge vacates Motorola, Hytera copyright trial
Intellectual Property April 27, 2020 4:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has vacated the next stage of an intellectual property fight between Motorola and Hytera Communications because of laws prohibiting witnesses located in China […]

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Aurora Funds loses challenge to ruling over soured Molopo Energy takeover
Corporate April 21, 2020 12:56 pm By Christine Caulfield

A court has upheld two decisions by the Australian Government Takeovers Panel that a bid by asset manager Aurora Funds Management to replace Molopo Energy’s […]

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‘We must at least try’: Judge says virtual trial will go ahead in Ford class action
Class Actions April 16, 2020 4:55 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Ford has lost its bid to delay an upcoming virtual trial in a class action over allegedly defective PowerShift transmissions, with a judge saying the […]

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