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Court to determine Sony Playstation penalty without hearing
Competition & Consumer Protection March 25, 2020 12:15 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A hearing has been vacated in ACCC proceedings brought against Sony alleging it misled gamers who purchased faulty PlayStation games, with any penalty the entertainment […]

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Bitter dispute: Australian Olympic Committee hits beer maker with IP suit
Intellectual Property March 23, 2020 10:04 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The Australian Olympic Committee has taken a local microbrewery to court for allegedly violating its intellectual property by featuring the AOC coat of arms on […]

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Coronavirus shuts down ACCC cross-examinations in landmark ANZ cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection March 20, 2020 10:10 pm By Christine Caulfield

For the lawyers conducting the committal hearings in the criminal cartel case over ANZ’s $2.5 billion equity raising, the Sydney Downing Centre courtroom was already […]

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Scales tipping: More firms tell staff to work from home in age of coronavirus
Business of Law March 17, 2020 9:44 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The number of lawyers working at home continues to grow as the coronavirus spreads in Australia, with five law firms ordering staff to pack up […]

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Allens employee may have been exposed to coronavirus, firm says
Business of Law March 17, 2020 2:31 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

An employee in Allens’ Brisbane office may have been exposed to the coronavirus, according to the firm, which has ordered that all staff begin working […]

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Cussons seeks $4.7M in indemnity costs from ACCC for ‘doomed to fail’ cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection March 11, 2020 5:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

Personal healthcare giant PZ Cussons is seeking $4.7 million in indemnity costs from the ACCC, claiming the regulator’s much hyped spoke and hub case over […]

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‘Disappointed’ ACCC won’t challenge ruling on $15B Vodafone, TPG merger
Competition & Consumer Protection March 5, 2020 9:37 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says it has no grounds to challenge a ruling that found the $15 billion merger of Vodafone with telecommunications […]

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Otsuka, Bristol-Myers can withdraw admissions in Abilify damages case
Intellectual Property March 2, 2020 4:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has granted a request by Otsuka and Bristol-Myers Squibbs to withdraw admissions in proceedings brought by Generic Health seeking damages after the generic […]

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Westpac slams Shine’s ‘sales pitch’ in class action opt out notice
Class Actions February 21, 2020 10:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

Westpac has criticised Shine Lawyers for allegedly turning a registration and opt out notice to class action members into a ‘sales pitch’ designed to book-build […]

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Courts criticised for losing sight of justice in Takata airbag class closure challenge
Class Actions February 19, 2020 8:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicants in seven class actions against auto manufacturers over explosive Takata airbags have criticised the courts for losing their way in ensuring justice […]

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