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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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ACCC cartel investigator admits ‘oversight’ in comfort letter to JPMorgan
Competition & Consumer Protection February 14, 2020 10:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

An ACCC officer who was heading up a team investigating alleged cartel conduct by ANZ Banking Group and three investment banks has admitted that the […]

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Clive Palmer wins some, loses some in ongoing feud with CITIC over Sino Iron mine
Energy & Natural Resources February 14, 2020 11:12 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Clive Palmer and his company Mineralogy have survived a High Court challenge by Hong-Kong based CITIC to a ruling that put it on the hook […]

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Judge clears $15B Vodafone, TPG deal in latest merger challenge loss for ACCC
Competition & Consumer Protection February 13, 2020 11:21 am By Christine Caulfield

Vodafone has won its case against the ACCC over its proposed merger with rival telecommunications company TPG, with a judge ruling the tie-up would not […]

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Funder to continue backing Westpac insurance class action, for now
Class Actions February 12, 2020 11:43 am By Miklos Bolza

The funder behind a class action against Westpac over allegedly excessive insurance premiums has confirmed that it will continue backing the case despite earlier concerns […]

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ACCC officer denies anything ‘sinister’ in examination of ANZ cartel witness
Competition & Consumer Protection February 12, 2020 9:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

During another day of cross-examination in a criminal cartel case against ANZ and two investment banks, a key ACCC officer was accused of lying about […]

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‘You’re lying’: ANZ attacks ACCC witness on crucial cartel evidence
Financial Services February 11, 2020 10:06 pm By Miklos Bolza

An ACCC investigator has come under fire from ANZ as the bank seeks to shoot holes in the criminal cartel action against it, with counsel […]

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