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ACCC wins temporary halt to Virtus’ acquisition of Adora
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-10-14 7:02 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The ACCC has won an interim injunction blocking IVF provider Virtus Health from completing its purchase of rival Adora Fertility on Friday. Federal Court Justice […]

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Court smooths over Botox trade mark dispute with Freezeframe injunction
Intellectual Property 2021-10-13 8:47 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Botox drug maker Allergan has secured an injunction against a Sydney-based cosmetics company which sought to “leverage” the reputation of the well-known injectable to sell […]

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ACCC officers face pre-trial grilling in ANZ cartel case as judge questions need for committal
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-10-12 11:24 pm By Christine Caulfield

Five enforcement officers of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will be cross-examined by lawyers for banks facing price fixing charges over their conduct following […]

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ANZ wins access to JPMorgan settlement chats in cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-10-11 2:49 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge overseeing a cartel case over a $2.5 billion ANZ share placement has granted ANZ’s bid for unredacted documents which the bank says will […]

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IOOF unit loses bid to strike out ASIC’s cybersecurity case
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2021-10-07 1:26 pm By Cindy Cameronne

IOOF unit RI Advice has lost its bid to strike out ASIC’s novel case claiming it failed to protect its clients against cybersecurity risks, but […]

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Firm investigating Blue Sky class action wants insurance info lest case is ‘waste of time’
Class Actions 2021-09-30 9:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

A law firm representing a property developer in an investigation of a potential class action against failed asset manager Blue Sky Alternative Investments is seeking […]

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‘The writing seems to be on the wall’: Law firms actively considering no jab, no office policies
Business of Law 2021-09-29 10:03 pm By Bianca Hrovat

As Australia’s largest cities prepare to emerge from lockdown, law firms are doubling down on their efforts to vaccinate staff, with some going so far […]

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Objection to barrister’s eye rolling during BlueScope cross-exam shot down
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-09-27 9:29 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge hearing a price-fixing case against steel giant BlueScope has overruled an objection to the ACCCs barrister’s allegedly excessive “eye-rolling” and “scathing and sarcastic” […]

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Contingency fee law to blame for failure of first class action GCO bid
Class Actions 2021-09-16 11:27 pm By Christine Caulfield

A ruling this week that rejected the first application for a group costs order in a class action because the applicants were better off with […]

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Nuix scolded by judge for defaulting on orders in former CEO’s case
Corporate 2021-09-16 5:28 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge overseeing a case brought by the former boss of Nuix has taken the embattled technology company to task for failing to comply with […]

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