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Judge gives ACCC go-ahead to continue case against insolvent Jump
Competition & Consumer Protection September 10, 2019 10:40 am By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has won its bid to continue proceedings against the insolvent operator of the Jump! swim school franchise and its […]

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Google can’t get quick win in second defamation case by medical researcher
Defamation September 6, 2019 9:23 pm By Christine Caulfield

Google will need to mount a full defence over its liability for defamatory material in search results, after it lost its bid for summary dismissal […]

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ACCC loses appeal in cartel case over coal mining licences
Appeals September 4, 2019 3:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has failed in its appeal of a ruling that dismissed its bid-rigging case over mining exploration licences involving Cascade […]

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Sacked HWL Ebsworth special counsel loses ‘wholly unrealistic’ unlawful dismissal case
Employment September 3, 2019 10:24 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has thrown out an unlawful dismissal case brought by former HWL Ebsworth special counsel against the firm, describing his arguments as “trivial” and […]

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Geoffrey Rush loses bid to muzzle publisher in defamation case
Defamation August 28, 2019 10:15 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Actor Geoffrey Rush has come up short in his bid for an injunction blocking The Daily Telegraph from repeating allegations in the successful defamation case […]

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Clive Palmer can’t shut down Queensland Nickel liquidation trial
Restructuring & Insolvency August 23, 2019 11:25 pm By Christine Caulfield

Businessman Clive Palmer has lost an application to put a stop to a trial in a case brought by the liquidators of collapsed Queensland Nickel […]

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Law firms to compete for more than $1 billion in government work
Business of Law August 16, 2019 8:18 pm By Amelia Birnie

The federal Attorney-General has unveiled a new system for the allocation of more than $1 billion in external legal services to the Commonwealth government over […]

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‘We’re not in the realm of snake oil’: AFT appeals Maxigesic judgment
Competition & Consumer Protection August 13, 2019 9:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

AFT Pharmaceuticals has challenged a Federal Court decision that found its Maxisegic ads were misleading and deceptive, saying the judge “set the bar too high” […]

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Jailed lawyer Brody Clarke seen as ‘young hotshot’ at Atanaskovic Hartnell, judge says
Legal Ethics August 9, 2019 11:40 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Jailed solicitor and fraudster Brody Clarke was not the mediocre, junior lawyer his boss at Sydney law firm Atanaskovic Hartnell made him out to be, […]

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Docs seized in AFP raid of convicted land mogul’s offices can be handed to liquidators
Restructuring & Insolvency August 7, 2019 8:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court has dismissed two appeals by convicted land mogul Allen Caratti seeking to prevent liquidators of five of his companies from obtaining […]

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