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Perth Airport misled United in lease negotiations, lawsuit claims
Contracts 2022-05-18 4:17 pm By Sam Matthews

United Petroleum has taken Perth Airport to court, arguing it was induced to enter a $900,000 lease and construction agreement at the airport’s central precinct […]

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Cotton On reaches settlement in copyright stoush with streetwear rival
Intellectual Property 2022-05-18 10:46 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Cotton On has settled court proceedings brought against rival surf and streetwear label Ghanda for threatening it with a copyright and trade mark infringement lawsuit. […]

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Trendy neoprene handbag not entitled to copyright protection, Full Court finds
Intellectual Property 2022-04-20 6:08 pm By Sam Matthews

An Australian designer of a trendy neoprene handbag sold at high-end department stores has lost an appeal which challenged a judge’s finding that its flagship […]

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Australian Grand Prix sued for $8.7M over cancelled 2020 Formula One concert
Coronavirus 2022-04-04 8:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Grand Prix Corporation has been sued by a UK entertainment company alleging the COVID-19 related cancellation of the 2020 Melbourne Formula One led […]

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‘That’s not what investors signed up for’: Linchpin used funds for unauthorised loans, court told
Trials 2022-03-08 9:40 pm By Sam Matthews

Clients of Linchpin Capital Group and subsidiary Endeavour Securities who were promised investments in a diversified loan portfolio were instead duped into funding Linchpin’s own […]

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Law firm says Keybridge Capital can’t challenge bills in court
Business of Law 2022-03-02 2:26 pm By Christine Caulfield

Legal bills sent to investment firm Keybridge Capital for work related to litigation from 2019 are governed by legislation that doesn’t require cost disclosures to […]

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ACCC wins case against J Hutchinson, CFMEU over construction boycott
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-02-14 2:36 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

In a victory for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, a judge has found that builder J Hutchinson entered into an anti-competitive agreement with the […]

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Telstra liable for ‘catastrophic’ crashes in ProLearn’s faulty telemarketing system
Telecommunications 2022-01-24 1:21 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Telstra is partially liable for a $2.6 million telecommunications bungle that “caused several catastrophic crashes” and slashed the calling capacity of a Melbourne-based telemarketing business […]

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The class action settlements that came under fire in 2021
Class Actions 2022-01-12 6:04 pm By Christine Caulfield

If evidence were needed that courts are not rubber stamping class action settlements, the scrutiny of multi-million dollar agreements in 2021 is proof positive that […]

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Arrium lenders hit with extra costs after rejecting $10M settlement offers
Restructuring & Insolvency 2022-01-07 11:27 am By Bianca Hrovat

A group of banks that failed to prove steel giant Arrium falsified representations on loan drawdown notices ahead of its $2.8 billion collapse have been […]

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