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Empower Institute ‘duped’ vulnerable consumers, judge rules
Competition & Consumer Protection September 19, 2018 7:18 pm By Christine Caulfield

Vocational trainer Empower Institute engaged in unconscionable conduct by “duping” disadvantaged consumers into enrolling in courses they couldn’t afford with the promise of free laptops […]

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Hastie liquidators battle major builders over millions in unpaid bills
Restructuring & Insolvency September 14, 2018 11:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

Liquidators for failed engineering services company Hastie Group have a fight on their hands over tens of millions of dollars in unpaid invoices from construction […]

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Geoffrey Rush to argue accuser ‘distressed’ by break-up
Defamation September 12, 2018 8:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

Geoffrey Rush’s legal team plans to question his King Lear co-star over a break-up with her partner, arguing the actress at the centre of a […]

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Cargill wins bid to call King & Wood Mallesons solicitor as a witness
Trials September 11, 2018 11:29 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has granted Cargill Australia’s request to call a King & Wood Mallesons solicitor that represented Viterra as a witness in the epic trial […]

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Nurofen superiority claims breached consumer law, Full Court affirms
Competition & Consumer Protection August 24, 2018 11:19 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Federal Court has shot down Reckitt Benckiser’s appeal of a ruling that it misled consumers with claims that its Nurofen is a more […]

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Viterra points finger at ex-employees in trial over $420M Joe White sale
Trials August 20, 2018 9:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Viterra is blaming several former employees for representations made about malt quality in the lead-up to the $420 million sale of its Joe White business […]

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Judge overlooked crucial evidence in Nurofen case, Full Court hears
Competition & Consumer Protection August 20, 2018 10:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge skipped vital witness testimony when he ruled Reckitt Benckiser misled consumers about the effectiveness of its Nurofen painkiller, the pharmaceutical company […]

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Pain relief for Difflam maker as Reckitt forced to pull lozenge ads
Competition & Consumer Protection August 10, 2018 10:19 pm By Miklos Bolza

Consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser has been ordered by the Federal Court to remove all in-store advertising for its Strepfen throat lozenges after a successful […]

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Nationwide can bring justification defence in Geoffrey Rush defamation case
Defamation August 10, 2018 2:24 pm By Christine Caulfield

The publisher of The Daily Telegraph has won its bid to bring a defence of justification against claims by actor Geoffrey Rush that the newspaper […]

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Difflam maker sues Reckitt Benckiser over ads for rival Strepfen lozenges
Competition & Consumer Protection August 1, 2018 10:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian maker of Difflam has taken UK consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser to court over ads for Strepfen that claim the rival lozenges provide […]

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