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ACCC rejected $3M settlement offer from CFMEU in secondary boycott case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-06-01 11:06 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The ACCC rejected a $3 million settlement offer in a high-profile case against the Construction, Forestry, Mining, and Energy Union over secondary boycotts, instead taking […]

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Unlockd and loaded: A startup takes on Google
Analysis 2018-06-01 10:21 pm By Christine Caulfield

Unlockd’s case against Google is the first action in Australia to test a revamped law prohibiting misuse of market power, and one of the first […]

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Optus wants damages for lost biz after Telstra ‘Unlimited’ ads
Telecommunications 2018-06-01 3:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

Telecommunications company Optus asked a judge Friday to award damages for customers it lost as a result of Telstra’s “Unlimited” ad campaign, which the Federal […]

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Fitbit settles with ACCC for misleading consumers
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-06-01 2:32 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Fitbit has agreed to settle with the ACCC after misleading customers about their guarantee rights under the Australian Consumer Law, another win for the regulator as […]

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ANZ, Deutsche Bank, Citigroup face criminal cartel charges
White Collar 2018-06-01 9:57 am By Christine Caulfield

ANZ, Deustche Bank and Citigroup will be hit with criminal charges over an alleged cartel involving the institutional equity placement of ANZ shares that raised […]

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Protracted ACCC review dooms MYOB, Reckon deal
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-05-31 1:10 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

MYOB has decided to drop its bid to acquire Reckon’s accounting unit due to the ACCC’s extended regulatory review of the tie-up. The company announced […]

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Unlockd wins bid to stop Google blocking app in Australia
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-05-31 11:55 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Mobile advertising startup Unlockd won a temporary injunction from the Federal Court Thursday barring Google from blocking its app in Australia until further hearing, in […]

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Apple issued warning in NZ as ACCC trial looms
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-05-30 9:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

As Apple gears up to face off against the ACCC next month for allegedly misleading iPhone and iPad users about their rights to have faulty […]

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US blesses Bayer, Monsanto deal with $US9B in divestitures
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-05-30 5:37 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The US Department of Justice has secured its largest ever merger divestiture, with Bayer AG agreeing to sell $US9 billion in assets to BASF to […]

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Kmart boss misled cargo pants maker in IP spat, court told
Intellectual Property 2018-05-30 4:01 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Kmart CEO Guy Russo gave false assurances that the department store had revamped designs for a line of cargo pants and shorts after being warned […]

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