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Judge has ‘no sympathy’ for ACCC’s attempt to block Ultra Tune appeal
Competition & Consumer Protection June 17, 2019 4:15 pm By Amelia Birnie

Ultra Tune has been given the go-ahead to challenge a $2.6 million penalty for alleged breaches of franchising and consumer laws, after a judge said […]

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Kraft can stay in peanut butter game while it appeals trade dress loss to Bega
Appeals June 17, 2019 9:56 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge overseeing a dispute between Kraft and Bega over peanut butter trade dress rights has stayed orders barring Kraft from selling peanut butter in Australia featuring the disputed trade dress while it appeals its loss to Bega in the case.

Ernst & Young strikes back in Quintis class action
Class Actions June 14, 2019 9:42 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Ernst & Young, which has been named in a class action over its auditing of sandalwood producer Quintis, has filed cross-claims alleging Quintis should pick up the tab for any liability it may face in the proceedings.

ACCC rejects Meredith Dairy resale price maintenance plan
Competition & Consumer Protection June 14, 2019 2:50 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has rejected a resale price maintenance plan by Meredith Dairy that would block resellers from selling its goat cheese […]

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$19M penalty for Garuda brings global cargo cartel case to a close, but the ACCC won’t rest on its laurels
Expert Insights June 14, 2019 9:31 pm By

The second highest penalty in the international airline cartel cargo case shows the court will impose very significant penalties even if the conduct did not […]

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Judge allows expanded insurance class action against NAB
Class Actions June 13, 2019 3:07 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has granted a bid by the applicant in a class action against National Australia Bank over the sale of allegedly worthless credit card […]

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ACCC raises competition concerns about Landmark’s $469M bid for Ruralco
Competition & Consumer Protection June 13, 2019 12:14 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has raised competition concerns about rural supply giant Landmark’s proposed $469 million takeover of competitor Ruralco, a move that […]

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NAB may face beefed up class action over ‘worthless’ insurance
Class Actions June 12, 2019 3:55 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Slater and Gordon is looking to significantly expand its class action against National Australia Bank over the sale of “worthless” credit card insurance to include […]

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ACCC too late to alter Pacific National undertaking, judge says
Competition & Consumer Protection June 12, 2019 11:32 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has come up short again in its challenge to Pacific National’s $205 million acquisition of competitor Aurizon’s Queensland freight […]

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Maurice Blackburn denies infringing State Street IP with Fearless Girl replica
Intellectual Property June 12, 2019 1:31 pm By Christine Caulfield

Maurice Blackburn has hit back at a lawsuit by State Street Global Advisors over the law firm’s use of a replica of its Fearless Girl […]

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