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ACCC seeks $1.2M penalty against Sumo Power for pricing bait and switch
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-06-17 3:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is seeking a $1.2 million penalty against Victorian electric utility Sumo Power for luring customers with the promise of […]

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Grant Thornton can bring cross-claim against Forge Group
Professional negligence 2021-05-21 9:35 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Grant Thornton has won approval to a bring a cross-claim against Forge Group, just three months ahead of trial in the collapsed engineering company’s case […]

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Former QC, now judge hit with costs in negligent advice case
Construction 2021-05-04 3:29 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A former QC who is now a judge on the Victorian Supreme Court judge has been hit with costs following a ruling that he and […]

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Ashurst picks up DLA Piper partner for real estate practice
People In The News 2021-05-03 5:25 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Ashurst has snagged a leading property investment and development lawyer who advised on $1.5 billion in projects in the Melbourne Docklands from rival DLA Piper […]

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‘Absolutely not’: Judge won’t hold Ethicon-type trial in TFS pelvic mesh class action
Class Actions 2021-04-23 10:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

Hoping to avoid a lengthy trial like the 89-day hearing in the pelvic mesh class action against Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon, a judge has suggested […]

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DLA Piper picks up IP partner from MinterEllison
Intellectual Property 2021-04-21 7:07 pm By Cindy Cameronne

DLA Piper has snagged a leading technology partner from rival MinterEllison to join its intellectual property and technology practice. Anthony Lloyd joined the Sydney office […]

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Domino’s loses bid to strike out underpayments class action
Class Actions 2021-04-13 10:35 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has dismissed an application by Domino’s Pizza to strike out the pleadings in a class action accusing the pizza giant of making misleading […]

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Builder not on the hook for $12M in damages for Lacrosse building fire, appeals court says
Construction 2021-03-29 3:58 pm By Cindy Cameronne

An appeals court has found that building company LU Simon should not pay $12 million in damages for a 2014 fire which broke out in […]

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ATO wins appeal over $2.3M Auctus R&D tax refund mistake
Tax 2021-03-23 9:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Taxation Office has successfully appealed a Federal Court decision finding it could not recover an R&D tax offset refund of around $2.3 million […]

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High Court to hear Glencore shipping fee fight with Port of Newcastle
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-03-17 11:50 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court will weigh in on a dispute between the Port of Newcastle and mining giant Glencore over access charges to shipping channels used […]

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