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BP worker fired over Hitler parody video to be reinstated after win on appeal
Employment February 28, 2020 4:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

A refinery worker sacked by BP over a parody Hitler video has won his job back after a Fair Work Commission appeals panel overturned a […]

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Ex-director can’t grill Corrs partner in $1M share dispute
Employment February 21, 2020 12:14 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former managing director of Australian civil infrastructure contractor WBHO Infrastructure and his firm have lost their bid to cross-examine the company’s instructing solicitor at […]

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Aussie designer did not object to Katy Perry’s use of her trade mark, court told
Intellectual Property February 20, 2020 4:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

Popstar Katy Perry has rejected claims of trade mark infringment by Sydney-based fashion designer Katie Perry, saying the designer “encouraged or acquiesced to” the singer’s […]

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Caterpillar wins latest fight over ‘cat’ trade marks
Intellectual Property February 19, 2020 11:07 pm By Christine Caulfield

Caterpillar has scored a victory in one of several legal challenges the construction equipment manufacturer has launched to protect its ‘cat’ trade marks, successfully opposing […]

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Fairfax slammed for ‘very unhelpful’ defence in Elaine Stead defamation case
Defamation February 13, 2020 12:43 pm By Miklos Bolza

Nine-owned Fairfax Media has been sent back to the drawing board to redo what a judge called a “very unhelpful” defence to a defamation lawsuit […]

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Dick Smith class actions headed for March trial after mediation fails
Class Actions February 10, 2020 11:00 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Two shareholder class actions against failed electronics retailer Dick Smith will head to trial in March, after a failed attempt to resolve the long-running dispute […]

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ISignthis may face shareholder class action over profit downgrade
Class Actions January 29, 2020 1:10 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Melbourne-based fintech ISignthis and its directors are facing a possible shareholder class action over a December profit downgrade. On December 9, ISignthis revised its FY […]

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Thiel partner in Gawker takedown seeks $2M in new lawsuit
Financial Services January 28, 2020 10:21 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

An Australian law graduate and businessman who convinced tech billionaire Peter Thiel to fund a defamation lawsuit that ultimately bankrupted famed US gossip blog Gawker […]

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STA Travel makes admissions in ACCC case over hidden fees
Competition & Consumer Protection January 23, 2020 10:18 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s case alleging STA Travel hit customers with $1 million in hidden fees and commissions through an add-on that purported […]

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Trivago misled hotel booking customers to boost income, court finds
Competition & Consumer Protection January 21, 2020 11:48 am By Miklos Bolza

Hotel booking aggregator Trivago misled consumers about its cheapest price promise by arranging its listings according to payments it received instead of the actual hotel […]

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