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Bluescope’s defence in ACCC case would ‘eviscerate’ cartel laws, trial told
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-08-30 9:55 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Steel maker Bluescope’s claim that it didn’t engage in cartel conduct because it only encouraged distributors to set a price for its products would “eviscerate” […]

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Law firm would have had onus of proof in Arrium cross-claim defence, judge says
Business of Law 2021-08-19 11:56 pm By Christine Caulfield

Herbert Smith Freehills this week escaped a cross-claim that its advice made it liable for the alleged losses of Arrium’s lenders, but the judge who […]

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AMP loses bid to access docs in employee poaching dispute
Employment 2021-08-18 9:42 pm By Cindy Cameronne

AMP has lost its bid to access documents showing software company DST Bluedoor’s revenue forecasts and employee remuneration in a $35.5 million legal stoush alleging […]

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Banks lose cases against directors over $2.8B collapse of steel giant Arrium
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-08-17 12:15 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has dismissed two cases brought by the Commonwealth Bank, Westpac and other lenders against directors of the failed steel giant Arrium, saying he […]

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Judge won’t allow Ampol on site to rebrand Caltex stores
Intellectual Property 2021-08-10 6:46 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Service station giant Ampol has lost its bid to force petrol station chain EG Fuel Co to allow it access to 87 Caltex sites so […]

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Funder wants Full Court to throw out landmark class action ruling
Class Actions 2021-08-04 2:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The funder backing a class action accusing two energy generators of gaming Queensland’s energy prices wants the Full Federal Court to find the landmark Brookfield […]

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Gilbert + Tobin guides Afterpay on ‘transformational’ $39B Square deal
Corporate 2021-08-02 3:51 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Australian law firm Gilbert + Tobin has advised fintech Afterpay on the largest public acquisition in Australian history under which US-based Square will acquire all […]

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ASIC wins bad advice case against IOOF unit RI Advice
Financial Services 2021-08-02 10:30 am By Cindy Cameronne

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has won its case against IOOF unit RI Advice, with a judge finding the financial services firm failed to […]

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ACCC appeals ruling throwing out ‘fanciful’ NSW Ports competition case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-07-27 7:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has appealed a judge’s decision throwing out its competition case over an agreement for the privatisation of two NSW […]

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‘The only viable path back to normal’: Law firms make push to vaccinate staff
Coronavirus 2021-07-27 5:41 pm By Bianca Hrovat

While employers cannot force employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine, law firms are launching campaigns to encourage staff to sign up for the jab. The […]

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