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TasPorts slams ACCC case, says extra fees don’t amount to misuse of market power
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-03-31 12:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

Tasmanian state-owned ports company TasPorts has admitted to charging additional fees to the owner of a local port, but has denied the ACCC’s allegations that […]

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Judge says funder can’t have cut of Banksia receivers $5.5M settlement with insurer
Class Actions 2020-03-26 3:01 pm By Christine Caulfield

The litigation funder controlled by recently deceased class action lawyer Mark Elliott has lost its bid for a 12.5 per cent commission of a $5.5 […]

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Mark Elliott’s Blackberry found, judge orders search of phone for evidence in Banksia class action
Class Actions 2020-03-26 1:57 pm By Christine Caulfield

The hunt for the missing Blackberry of deceased class action lawyer and funder Mark Elliott is over, and the located phone will now be examined […]

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Surfstitch class action settlement amount slashed amid ‘very difficult retail environment’
Class Actions 2020-03-25 1:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

Group members in two settled class actions against clothing retailer Surfstitch have been told the settlement amount available to them has plummeted amid a “very […]

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Coronavirus shuts down ACCC cross-examinations in landmark ANZ cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-03-20 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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Bega did not waive legal professional privilege by probing cancer-stricken witness
Intellectual Property 2020-03-09 12:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

Fonterra Brands has been blocked from accessing documents recording a witness statement made and later disputed by Bega’s executive chairman, in a dispute between the […]

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Solicitors ordered to look for missing phone of deceased class action lawyer
Class Actions 2020-03-03 10:47 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has directed solicitors for deceased lawyer and funder Mark Elliott to search for his missing mobile phone, which is wanted for potential evidence […]

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ACCC cartel investigator admits ‘oversight’ in comfort letter to JPMorgan
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-02-14 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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ACCC officer denies anything ‘sinister’ in examination of ANZ cartel witness
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-02-12 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 2020-02-11 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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