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AFT Pharma’s Maxigesic ads misleading, judge rules
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-10-18 11:22 pm By Christine Caulfield

AFT Pharmaceuticals breached the consumer laws with misleading ads over the strength of its painkiller Maxigesic, a judge has found, siding with rival drug maker […]

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Mineral Resources entitled to critics’ names in consumer case over negative tweets, judge says
Energy & Natural Resources 2018-10-12 9:31 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A director of a corporate advisory firm has been ordered to name names in his defence of a lawsuit brought by Mineral Resources over tweets […]

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ASIC binary trading defendants hit with $60K in contempt penalties
Financial Services 2018-10-11 11:47 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has ordered three individuals targeted in an ASIC lawsuit over binary option trading to pay $60,000 in contempt of court penalties […]

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Aviation 3030 investor can’t duck security because of ASIC’s suit
Securities 2018-10-05 11:14 pm By Christine Caulfield

An investor suing property investment group Aviation 3030 can’t avoid payment of half a million dollars in security for litigation costs because of a parallel […]

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Reckitt lozenge ads banned for good as case by Difflam maker ends
Healthcare 2018-10-05 2:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

Consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser has been permanently barred from displaying select ads for its Strepfen throat lozenges, as the Federal Court dismissed proceedings filed […]

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Mastec wins docs in wheelie bin design copying case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-09-28 10:22 pm By Miklos Bolza

Mobile garbage bin manufacturer Mastec Australia can access documents from a group of city councils and waste management firms to calculate damage it suffered from […]

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Sydney Theatre Company waited 18 months before acting on Geoffrey Rush sexual harassment claim, court hears
Defamation 2018-09-26 10:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

A lawyer for Geoffrey Rush told a judge Wednesday that the Sydney Theatre Company did not respond to allegations of sexual harassment by Geoffrey Rush […]

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IVF clinic sues rival for copying ‘chubby cheeks’ ad campaign
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-09-26 5:17 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

An IVF clinic that pioneered the use of artificial intelligence for embryo selection has sued a rival clinic for allegedly copying an advertising campaign featuring […]

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Empower Institute ‘duped’ vulnerable consumers, judge rules
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-09-19 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 2018-09-14 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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