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Dover ignored lawyers’ warnings about ‘misleading’ client policy, court hears
Financial Services June 1, 2020 5:12 pm By Miklos Bolza

Former Dover Financial director Terry McMaster on Monday admitted to personally drafting a so-called client protection policy described by a judge as an “exercise in […]

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ACCC steps up probe of Qantas’ Alliance stake amid uncertainty for airlines
Competition & Consumer Protection June 1, 2020 12:11 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said competition by smaller airlines was essential ‘now, more than ever’ as the airline industry undergoes a major upheaval due to the coronavirus and the administration of Virgin Airlines, and vowed to continue its probe of Qantas’ 19.9 per cent stake in Alliance Airlines.

Judge should have thrown out taxi driver class action, Uber tells appeals court
Class Actions May 28, 2020 9:52 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Uber has once again attempted to put the brakes on a landmark class action which alleges the ride-sharing giant engaged in a conspiracy to steal […]

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TAFE ordered to alert students to class action over aviation course
Class Actions May 26, 2020 3:55 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A unit of vocational education provider TAFE must notify current students that their aviation course is the subject of a class action, which claims the […]

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Essential Energy loses bid to block preliminary discovery for potential class action
Class Actions May 22, 2020 9:06 pm By Miklos Bolza

Essential Energy has lost its appeal of a ruling granting preliminary discovery for a potential class action over the 2018 Tathra bushfire in New South […]

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ACCC’s Rod Sims promises enforcement ramp up after litigation dry spell
Competition & Consumer Protection May 21, 2020 8:35 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A five-month litigation drought due to the difficulties of remote investigations and staff diversions during the coronavirus pandemic will end soon, ACCC chairman Rod Sims […]

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ACCC can’t stop Garuda appeal despite unpaid $19M penalty
Competition & Consumer Protection May 21, 2020 12:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

The ACCC has lost its bid to stay a cartel appeal by Indonesian airline PT Garuda, with a judge finding the competition watchdog had not […]

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ACCC wants views on bargaining code that will make Google, Facebook pay for news
Competition & Consumer Protection May 19, 2020 5:57 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Australia’s competition regulator has asked technology companies, news outlets and other stakeholders to grapple with some of the complex issues required to develop the Government’s […]

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Court suppresses details of Grosvenor, Vannin co-funding agreement
Competition & Consumer Protection May 18, 2020 4:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has granted a request from Grosvenor Litigation Services, the funder that backed two class actions against Volkswagen over its emissions cheating scandal, to […]

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ACCC can submit evidence from BlueScope criminal investigation in civil case
Competition & Consumer Protection May 15, 2020 11:25 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The ACCC has been given the green light to use witness statements prepared during its criminal cartel investigation of BlueScope Steel in the civil penalty […]

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