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No scope in Patents Act for holding directors jointly liable for unjustified threats: court
Intellectual Property 2024-01-29 3:33 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A letter by King & Wood Mallesons was an unjustifiable threat of patent litigation against car accessories company Clearview, as was an announcement by the […]

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Ventia can’t recoup $5.6M from Western Power in bushfire class action
Class Actions 2024-01-16 4:17 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Subcontractor Ventia Utility Services had lost its bid to recover $5.6 million in alleged overpayments to class action group members from co-defendant Western Power, after […]

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Bed Bath N’ Table scores partial win in IP suit against rival
Intellectual Property 2024-01-16 4:59 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has handed a partial win to homewares brand Bed Bath N’ Table, finding rival House misled consumers by opening a sub-brand called House […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2023
Top 10 Class Action Settlements 2024-01-05 4:07 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Companies and government entities paid out less to settle class actions in 2023 than in the previous two years, with no mega settlements hitting their […]

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Honda cops $6M penalty for misleading customers about dealerships
Competition & Consumer Protection 2023-12-15 10:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Honda Australia has been hit with a $6 million penalty for misleading communications made to customers of three dealerships during a restructuring in which the […]

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Fitbit hit with $11M penalty for misleading customers about refunds
Competition & Consumer Protection 2023-12-12 3:38 pm By Christine Caulfield

Google’s Fitbit has been ordered to pay $11 million for misleading statements about customers’ rights to refunds or replacements for faulty devices. The penalty was […]

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Sensitive data of 223,000 people stolen in ACL data breach: OAIC
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2023-11-28 11:17 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

‘Serious and systemic’ failures in Australian Clinical Labs’ cyber framework left the pathology services provider vulnerable to a cyberattack that exposed the sensitive health data […]

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High Court won’t weigh in on spat between Probuild, Allianz over development bonds
Construction 2023-11-20 11:52 pm By Christine Caulfield

Probuild Constructions has failed in its special leave application to the High Court, which sought to challenge a ruling that it held $7.7 million in […]

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ASIC can’t temporarily block payday lenders from charging fees
Financial Services 2023-11-16 9:54 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has lost its bid to temporarily restrain payday lenders Cigno and BSF Solutions from enforcing loan fees against 7,000 […]

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AGL units hit with $6M in penalties for emergency violations
Energy & Natural Resources 2023-10-30 11:18 pm By Sam Matthews

Two units of electricity giant AGL Energy will pay penalties totalling $6 million for being unable to make good on their promise to be on […]

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