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Australian Bar Association’s trade mark lawsuit is not a class action, judge says
Intellectual Property June 3, 2020 3:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

A trade mark infringement lawsuit filed by the former CEO of the Australian Bar Association was not properly brought as a class action on behalf […]

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GSK, Novartis agree to $4.5M penalty for misleading Osteo Gel claims
Competition & Consumer Protection May 4, 2020 3:40 pm By Alison Eveleigh

GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis have agreed to a combined penalty of $4.5 million after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission accused the pharmaceutical giants of making […]

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JPMorgan witness disputed existence of ANZ cartel ‘agreement’ court hears
Competition & Consumer Protection December 6, 2019 9:45 pm By Miklos Bolza

A key witness from JPMorgan previously contested claims by the ACCC that a key component of an alleged cartel arrangement between four major banks around […]

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‘I’m getting awful close to ending my life’: Magistrate despairs as ANZ cartel hearing blows out
Competition & Consumer Protection December 12, 2019 7:49 pm By Miklos Bolza

A committal hearing in the ANZ cartel case may run a further nine days next year due to ongoing arguments about subpoenas and privilege, which […]

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Mazda to ACCC: We don’t have to replace dented, scratched up cars
Competition & Consumer Protection January 29, 2020 4:41 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Japanese car maker Mazda has replied to an ACCC action alleging it violated the Australian Consumer Law by failing to provide consumers with refunds or […]

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Banks want to grill ANZ cartel case witnesses on late evidence by ACCC
Competition & Consumer Protection December 10, 2019 6:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

The banks and executives facing criminal charges over alleged cartel conduct related to ANZ’s $2.5 billion share placement in 2015 will fight to widen their […]

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Mazda gave buyers of defective vehicles the ‘run around’, ACCC says
Competition & Consumer Protection October 31, 2019 1:53 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Japanese auto maker Mazda is facing regulatory action from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for allegedly refusing to provide purchasers of defective vehicles with […]

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‘A very expensive lesson’: Ultra Tune to sue former auditors, lawyers over $2M franchising penalty
Competition & Consumer Protection September 20, 2019 11:58 am By Amelia Birnie

National car repair franchise Ultra Tune is preparing negligence suits against its former lawyers and auditors, after the company on Friday won a $590,000 reduction […]

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Ultra Tune appeals ‘manifestly excessive’ penalty for breaching Franchising Code
Competition & Consumer Protection August 12, 2019 9:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

National car repair franchise Ultra Tune has argued in a Full Federal Court appeal that a $1.07 million penalty in an ACCC case was “manifestly […]

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Judge says sorry for delayed Osteo Gel judgment as penalty hearing set for 2020
Competition & Consumer Protection June 7, 2019 12:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has apologised for “upsetting the applecart” and taking “too long” to publish his judgment in the consumer regulator’s case against GlaxoSmithKline […]

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