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Fujifilm’s small business contracts riddled with unfair terms, court finds
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-08-12 12:35 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Dozens of provisions in Fujifilm’s contracts with thousands of small businesses are unfair and unenforceable, a court declared Friday in a case against the office […]

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Google cops $60M penalty in location data privacy case
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2022-08-12 11:22 am By Cindy Cameronne

Google has agreed to pay a $60 million penalty in proceedings brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission alleging the tech giant misled users about the collection and use of their location data.

ACCC waves through Google $7.6B acquisition of cybersecurity firm
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-08-11 10:02 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will not oppose Google’s $7.6 billion bid for cybersecurity firm Mandiant, the second-largest acquisition in the company’s history.

Zoetis offers divestiture to win ACCC approval for Jurox acquisition
Corporate 2022-08-11 11:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

US animal health giant Zoetis has offered to shed assets to win competition clearance for its proposed takeover of NSW-based pet drug maker Jurox.

Mercedes ‘laid open’ its legal advice in $650M dealer lawsuit, court told
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-08-10 10:02 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Car dealers bringing a $650 million lawsuit against Mercedes over its decision to move to a fixed-price agency model are seeking to access legal advice […]

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GetSwift boss accused by co-founder of misleading him on sale of shares
Securities 2022-08-09 11:35 pm By Christine Caulfield

GetSwift managing director and founder Joel Macdonald faces a lawsuit by former Melbourne Demons teammate James Strauss, who helped launch the strife-ridden logistics tech company […]

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3A Composites wins push for detailed claims in cladding class action
Class Actions 2022-08-09 1:34 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has ordered that the lead applicant in a class action against German cladding manufacturer 3A Composites give further details on how its allegedly […]

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‘Tear it up’: Judge censures silk in $650M Mercedes-Benz dealer lawsuit
Trials 2022-08-08 11:31 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A court has directed a senior barrister acting in a $650 million lawsuit against Mercedes-Benz to “tear up” a letter his instructing solicitors sent concerning […]

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Mitsubishi loses appeal, court finds Triton fuel economy label misleading
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-08-05 2:37 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Mitsubishi Motors has lost its legal challenge to a decision that found it made misleading fuel efficiency representations on a label affixed to the windshield […]

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Mercedes-Benz can’t access chats with Labor senator in $650M dealer suit
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-08-04 11:29 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Mercedes can’t access communications between Australia’s peak body for car dealers and a Labor senator to use in its defence of a $650 million lawsuit […]

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