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CBA unit pleads guilty to 87 charges over insurance hawking
Insurance November 19, 2019 10:36 am By Miklos Bolza

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s insurance division, CommInsure, has pleaded guilty to 87 criminal charges that it hawked life insurance products in unsolicited telephone calls, […]

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Garmin settles misuse of market power case by largest Australian supplier
Competition & Consumer Protection November 19, 2019 3:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

Garmin has reached a settlement in a competition case brought by its former exclusive Australian distributor alleging the GPS technology giant misused its market power […]

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Rio Tinto subsidiary wins on appeal after IP Australia rejects mining patent
Intellectual Property November 18, 2019 10:08 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Rio Tinto subsidiary Technological Resources has successfully challenged a decision by IP Australia to reject a patent application for a method of separating mined material, […]

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Funder won’t fight court’s power to vary class action commission
Class Actions November 15, 2019 10:32 pm By Christine Caulfield

Whether judges can alter the terms of litigation funding agreements in class actions is a question that will remain unsettled for now, after litigation funder […]

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Monster Energy takes on ‘mother’ of a trade mark battle
Intellectual Property November 13, 2019 3:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Monster Energy has launched another Federal Court case against Vittoria Food & Beverage seeking to block the coffee maker from trading on the popularity of […]

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Funder appeals ruling over security in Fair Work class actions
Employment November 12, 2019 10:44 pm By Christine Caulfield

Litigation funder Augusta Ventures has brought its promised appeal of a groundbreaking ruling that put it on the hook for paying security for costs in […]

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Vocation class action lumbers on with pared claims
Class Actions November 11, 2019 4:02 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Certain claims in a shareholder class action against insolvent training company Vocation and auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers have been dropped, as the long-running case awaits a new […]

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Banks can grill ACCC investigators, JPMorgan in ANZ criminal cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection November 8, 2019 3:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

The banks and executives at the centre of a landmark criminal cartel case can question four ACCC investigators and witnesses from JP Morgan at an […]

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‘Mother’ consumers know best: IP Australia shuts down Monster Energy’s trade mark opposition
Intellectual Property November 8, 2019 11:32 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Monster Energy has lost its opposition to coffee company Vittoria Food & Beverage’s proposed ‘Mothersky’ trade mark, with a delegate of the Trade Marks Office […]

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Ex-Tennis Australia director Harold Mitchell was ‘determined’ to award Open rights to Seven, court hears
ASIC November 4, 2019 11:21 pm By Christine Caulfield

Former Tennis Australia director Harold Mitchell was “pushing very hard” for the Seven Network to score the domestic broadcast rights to the Australian Open in […]

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