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Sarah Hanson-Young slams Leyonhjelm truth defence as fabrication
Defamation October 18, 2018 8:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

Senator Sarah Hanson-Young has accused Senator David Leyonhjelm of using parliamentary privilege and fabricated remarks to shut down a defamation case she lodged in August. […]

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Judge dismisses appeal of $1.5M mesothelioma judgment
Product Liability October 4, 2018 9:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

Building material manufacturer Amaca and distributor Seltsam have lost their appeal of a $1.5 million judgment won by a NSW resident who developed mesothelioma after […]

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Mastec wins docs in wheelie bin design copying case
Competition & Consumer Protection September 28, 2018 10:22 pm By Miklos Bolza

Mobile garbage bin manufacturer Mastec Australia can access documents from a group of city councils and waste management firms to calculate damage it suffered from […]

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Senator looks to shut down Hanson-Young defamation case
Defamation September 20, 2018 8:19 pm By Miklos Bolza

Senator David Leyonhjelm wants the Federal Court to toss a defamation lawsuit filed by Senator Sarah Hanson-Young, saying the court is barred from hearing the case […]

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Heinz fined $2.25M for peddling sugary kids snacks as healthy
Competition & Consumer Protection August 24, 2018 9:37 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

H.J. Heinz Company has been fined $2.25 million for marketing sugary snacks to kids as healthy, a fraction of the $10 million penalty sought by […]

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High Court to hear ASIC appeal in outback book-up case
Appeals August 20, 2018 11:25 am By Christine Caulfield

The corporate watchdog has won special leave to appeal to the High Court a ruling that found a general store owner in outback South Australia […]

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Class action can claim Westpac unit knew about $1.9M Ponzi scheme
Class Actions August 14, 2018 9:23 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has denied a Westpac unit’s bid to strike allegations that it knew about a $1.9 million Ponzi scheme from a class action alleging […]

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ACCC seeks $10M penalty against Heinz over sugary snacks
Competition & Consumer Protection August 1, 2018 11:11 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is reportedly seeking a $10 million fine against H.J. Heinz after a Federal Court found it made misleading claims about […]

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First union official hit with personal fine after High Court ruling
Employment June 25, 2018 11:20 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The first personal fine against a union official has been handed down in the wake of the High Court’s ruling that courts can order union […]

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