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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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Ex-Piper Alderman partner’s sex discrimination case back on
Business of Law November 8, 2019 10:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

A former Piper Alderman partner who filed a sex discrimination case against the law firm and was ousted from the partnership months later, is pressing […]

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Country Care, prosecutors to battle it out over cartel charges ahead of trial
Competition & Consumer Protection November 6, 2019 8:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

Mobility equipment provider Country Care Group will fight for the dismissal of three charges brought by federal prosecutors in the country’s first criminal cartel case […]

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Full Federal Court rejects US exception to privilege against self incrimination
Appeals November 5, 2019 3:33 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The sole director and shareholder of OE Solutions can challenge a ruling ordering him to hand over seized documents to Australian automotive electronics developer Directed […]

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Encompass patents don’t pass muster with IP Australia, despite amendment
Intellectual Property November 4, 2019 5:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

IP Australia has found two Encompass innovation patents that were at the centre of a highly anticipated Full Federal Court ruling on the patentability of […]

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‘Time for commercial reality to bite’: Judge orders class closure in Takata air bags class actions
Class Actions November 1, 2019 3:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge overseeing seven class actions against some of the world’s largest car makers over defective Takata airbags has ordered that class closure take place […]

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Trendy Aussie handbag designer wins injunction against ‘knockoff’ neoprene bags
Intellectual Property October 23, 2019 2:40 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A popular Australian designer of neoprene athleisure handbags has won an injunction barring a retail site from selling bags that copy the design of its […]

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Full Federal Court declines to clarify standard for patentability of computer-implemented inventions
Intellectual Property September 13, 2019 10:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A five-judge panel of the Full Federal Court has found two innovation patents by financial software company Encompass Corp. are not a manner of manufacture, […]

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High Court rejects council’s appeal bid in Walla Walla tip fire class action
Appeals September 13, 2019 10:32 pm By Christine Caulfield

The High Court has cleared the way for victims of a rubbish tip fire that tore through 17,000 acres of farmland in the NSW Riverina […]

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LG to pay $160,000 for misleading customers about refund rights on faulty TVs
Competition & Consumer Protection September 6, 2019 9:17 pm By Christine Caulfield

Electronics giant LG has been ordered to pay a $160,000 penalty after its call centre workers misled two complaining customers about their rights to replace […]

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