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‘A very expensive lesson’: Ultra Tune to sue former auditors, lawyers over $2M franchising penalty
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-09-20 11:58 am By Amelia Birnie

National car repair franchise Ultra Tune is preparing negligence suits against its former lawyers and auditors, after the company on Friday won a $590,000 reduction […]

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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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Court to hear a2 Milk trade mark appeals together
Intellectual Property 2019-08-20 1:34 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Federal Court will hear two high-stakes trade mark appeals by the a2 Milk Company together, after IP Australia delegates found two marks containing “a2”, […]

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Fairfax appeals $280K Chau Chak Wing defamation judgment, says journo didn’t lie
Defamation 2019-08-15 10:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

Fairfax Media has challenged a judge’s “gravely serious” suggestion that one of its journalists lied about a confidential source, during the first day of a […]

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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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ABC, Fairfax can’t revive truth defence in Chau Chak Wing defamation case
Article 2019-08-02 10:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

The ABC and Fairfax have lost their appeal seeking to revive a truth defense in a defamation case brought by Chinese businessman Dr Chau Chak […]

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‘Guinea pig’ judge pushes off Country Care cartel trial to next year
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-07-30 9:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

A six-week trial set to start in October in the cartel case against mobility equipment provider Country Care Group has been vacated and rescheduled to […]

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Employment class action against Airservices grounded after ‘fatal’ judgment
Employment 2019-07-26 9:55 pm By Miklos Bolza

A class action against the Federal Government’s Airservices has been dismissed after a “fatal” ruling that group members were not covered by enterprise agreements they […]

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Country Care slams prosecutors for ‘argumentative’, ‘vague’ criminal cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-07-02 9:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

Country Care Group has criticised the DPP for the “argumentative” tone of the notice setting out its criminal cartel case against the mobility equipment provider, […]

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Judge says sorry for delayed Osteo Gel judgment as penalty hearing set for 2020
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-06-07 12:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has apologised for “upsetting the applecart” and taking “too long” to publish his judgment in the consumer regulator’s case against GlaxoSmithKline […]

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