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BrisConnections settles $2.2B case over collapse
Competition & Consumer Protection 2017-11-15 1:15 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

BrisConnections’ receiver PPB Advisory has settled its $2.2 billion lawsuit against engineering consultant Arup, a court was told Monday. A lawyer for the defunct toll […]

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ACCC gets second bite in Apple case
Technology 2017-11-14 9:42 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has given the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission a chance to amend its case against Apple alleging iPhone and iPad users were misled […]

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Toyota faces first Takata airbag class action in Australia
Competition & Consumer Protection 2017-11-14 9:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Toyota has become the first car manufacturer to be hit with a class action in Australia over faulty Takata airbags, Quinn Emanuel said Monday, and […]

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Medibank ‘disappointed’ that ACCC is appealing case, CEO says
Competition & Consumer Protection 2017-11-13 9:41 pm By Christine Caulfield

Medibank CEO Craig Drummond said Monday the private health insurer was “disappointed” that the ACCC was appealing its loss in a consumer case accusing the […]

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ACCC to get tougher on contracts that hurt small biz, lawyers warn
Analysis 2017-11-13 2:31 pm By Christine Caulfield

It warned offenders, and then it won its first case. Now with the one-year anniversary of laws protecting small businesses from unfair contracts ticking over, […]

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Judge OKs $100M in rate-rigging settlements
King & Wood Mallesons 2017-11-10 10:58 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Federal Court judge on Friday signed off on $100 million in settlements between Australia’s securities regulator and National Australia Bank and Australia & New […]

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ACCC wins first penalty under new franchising code
Competition & Consumer Protection 2017-11-10 10:57 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian consumer regulator has secured its first penalty in a case brought under the new Franchising Code of Conduct, with a court ordering Pastacup […]

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Meriton tried to thwart bad TripAdvisor reviews, judge says
Competition & Consumer Protection 2017-11-10 10:01 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Property manager Meriton Property Services violated the law by trying to keep guests at its properties from posting bad reviews on TripAdvisor, the Federal Court […]

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Competition on the rise among NBN providers, ACCC says
Technology 2017-11-09 9:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

Competition for access to the National Broadband Network is ramping up, the ACCC said, and providers are buying more capacity to deliver on promised internet […]

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ACCC allows AusPost franchisees to collectively bargain
K&L Gates 2017-11-09 9:56 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian competition regulator has signed off on a bid by a post office industry group that represents Australia Post franchisees to collectively negotiate with […]

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