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Pacific National’s undertaking better for rail competition, says judge in tossing ACCC case
Competition & Consumer Protection May 16, 2019 11:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

Potential new entrants to a major freight terminal in Queensland will be “better protected” by a last-minute promise by the terminal’s hopeful owner, Pacific National, […]

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ACCC loses court challenge to Pacific National, Aurizon terminal deal
Competition & Consumer Protection May 15, 2019 9:09 pm By Amelia Birnie

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has suffered a major defeat in its challenge to Pacific National’s proposed $205 million acquisition of competitor Aurizon’s Queensland […]

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Pacific National, Aurizon await judgment in high-stakes competition case
Competition & Consumer Protection May 8, 2019 11:19 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Judgment is expected next week in the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s case against Pacific National alleging the rail company made an anti-competitive bid for […]

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East Timor can’t duck $328M fuel supply dispute with Lighthouse Corporation
Energy & Natural Resources May 7, 2019 8:13 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Democratic Republic of East Timor has lost its bid to dismiss a lawsuit brought by oil and gas firm Lighthouse Corporation over $328 million […]

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Mattel settles patent infringement case over Mecard transformable toys
Intellectual Property April 17, 2019 8:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

US-toy giant Mattel has reached a settlement in a Federal Court case alleging its Mecard toys infringed on a patent for a toy transformation mechanism […]

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Generics attack validity of Neurim insomnia drug patent
Intellectual Property April 5, 2019 8:28 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two generic pharmaceutical companies, Generic Partners and Apotex, have filed cross-claims alleging that Neurim Pharmaceuticals’ patent for its insomnia drug Circadin is invalid and should […]

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Thiess, 85-year-old woman liable in Parkerville bushfire class action
Class Actions March 27, 2019 9:13 pm By Miklos Bolza

A 2014 bushfire sparked by a termite-infested electrical pole that destroyed 57 homes was the fault of sub-contractor Thiess Services and the elderly owner of […]

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Judge won’t toss $17.5M Equititrust lawsuit against Tucker & Cowen
Restructuring & Insolvency March 19, 2019 11:34 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A name partner at law firm Tucker & Cowen and the firm itself have lost their bid for summary dismissal of a lawsuit brought by […]

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ASIC wins case to wind up landbanking scheme Aviation 3030
Securities March 19, 2019 11:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has won its bid to appoint liquidators to solvent landbanking company Aviation 3030, with a judge saying ASIC’s public-interest […]

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Barrister ends case against DLA Piper over nearly $100,000 in unpaid fees
Business of Law March 11, 2019 11:37 pm By Christine Caulfield

DLA Piper has reached an agreement with a second barrister who alleged the firm refused to pay him until its client settled the bill, according […]

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