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ACCC greenlights acquisition of Bayer’s animal health business
Competition & Consumer Protection July 9, 2020 7:33 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will not oppose the acquisition of global pharmaceutical giant Bayer’s animal health business by competitor Elanco, after the company […]

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ACCC appeals ruling that unconscionable conduct requires victims to have special disadvantage
Competition & Consumer Protection July 8, 2020 6:15 pm By Christine Caulfield

The ACCC is challenging a ruling that dismissed the watchdog’s claim that property investment company Quantum Housing Group engaged in unconscionable conduct in misleading investors […]

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False teeth claims: Procter & Gamble sues Colgate over whitening toothpaste
Competition & Consumer Protection July 7, 2020 10:00 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Personal care giant Procter & Gamble has filed a lawsuit alleging competitor Colgate-Palmolive has violated the consumer law by falsely claiming that its whitening toothpaste […]

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ACCC claims Freedom Furniture misled consumers about refund rights
Competition & Consumer Protection July 7, 2020 6:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Freedom Furniture has paid penalties of $25,200 after being hit with two infringement notices by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for allegedly misleading customers […]

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ACCC says Megasave Couriers misled franchisees
Franchise July 6, 2020 3:17 pm By Christine Caulfield

National delivery company Megasave Couriers and its sole director have been taken to court by the consumer watchdog, which alleges franchisees were duped into purchasing a […]

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Judge scolds law firms behind competing Boral class actions
Class Actions June 29, 2020 8:33 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A judge has scolded the law firms behind competing shareholder class actions against Boral for delaying progress of the proceedings, but may wait until the […]

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Janssen files lawsuit to block generic version of HIV drug
Intellectual Property June 29, 2020 4:17 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Drug maker Janssen has fired off a lawsuit against Juno Pharmaceuticals for allegedly threatening to infringe a patent for its HIV drug Prezista with a […]

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‘Groundless threats’: Sportsbet hit with cross claim in trade mark spat
Intellectual Property June 26, 2020 6:32 pm By Miklos Bolza

Bookmaker Sportsbetting.com.au has accused rival Sportsbet of “groundless threats” as it hit back with a cross claim in a hotly disputed trade mark lawsuit between […]

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ACCC takes Pacific National, Aurizon terminal deal challenge to High Court
Competition & Consumer Protection June 26, 2020 10:15 am By Christine Caulfield

The competition regulator wants the High Court to hear its challenge to Pacific National’s $205 million acquisition of Aurizon’s Acacia Ridge Terminal in Queensland, saying […]

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Google to pay publishers for news content
Competition & Consumer Protection June 25, 2020 10:45 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Google has reached agreements with publishers in three countries to pay for news, as the ACCC works out the details of a mandatory code under […]

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