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NSW Ports weighs stay bid in competition case as it battles similar ACCC proceedings
Competition & Consumer Protection June 11, 2019 2:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

A second competition lawsuit brought against NSW Ports could be stayed or consolidated with a case launched by the competition regulator over an agreement to […]

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Garuda hit with $19M penalty for air cargo price-fixing
Competition & Consumer Protection May 30, 2019 10:46 am By Amelia Birnie

Indonesian national airline Garuda has been slapped with a $19 million penalty in the ACCC’s decade-long global cartel case over air cargo price-fixing, bringing the […]

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‘Sensible’ funder won’t stick toxic foam class with costs after last-minute common fund withdrawal
Product Liability May 30, 2019 3:33 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has praised funder IMF Bentham for not seeking to recover from group members the cost of a withdrawn common fund application in one […]

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Novel challenge to IP Australia’s building patent grant dropped
Intellectual Property April 8, 2019 8:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

A case simultaneously challenging IP Australia’s decisions to accept, grant and certify an innovation patent owned by one of Australia’s biggest building product companies has […]

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Judge ‘uncomfortable’ with common fund order in toxic foam class actions
Class Actions April 3, 2019 5:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge overseeing three toxic foam class actions against the Commonwealth of Australia has said he’s not comfortable approving a common fund order which does […]

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Education Department got bad advice from Clayton Utz, court told
Competition & Consumer Protection March 28, 2019 8:57 pm By Miklos Bolza

Clayton Utz’s advice to the Department of Education that it could supply details to the ACCC about documents seized in an Australian Federal Police raid […]

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Gov’t sued for supplying water to Adani’s $2B Carmichael coal mine
Energy & Natural Resources February 20, 2019 3:22 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Government failed to read public submissions in approving a “flawed” assessment of a project supplying Adani’s controversial Carmichael coal mine with over 12.5 […]

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Judge rules cattle gene patent can be amended, tosses ‘bizarre’ challenge
Intellectual Property January 23, 2019 9:26 pm By Miklos Bolza

US company Branhaven has won leave to amend its cow genome patent after a judge dismissed opposition by industry bodies Meat & Livestock Australia and […]

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Spotless judgment clarifies redundancy payment exception
Employment January 16, 2019 5:14 pm By Miklos Bolza

Spotless Services violated the Fair Work Act by failing to pay¬†redundancy for workers employed at Perth International Airport, a court has found, in a ruling […]

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ACCC can seek fines against defunct dealer of fake Aboriginal art
Competition & Consumer Protection January 16, 2019 5:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

The ACCC can continue its case against failed Aboriginal art wholesaler Birubi Art, which went into liquidation after the court found it violated the Australian […]

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