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Full Court tosses appeal in copycat case over sheep placenta oil
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-07-06 9:38 pm By Christine Caulfield

Australian drug company Homart Pharmaceuticals has lost an appeal of a ruling that found the packaging of its bio-placenta skin care oil was intentionally and […]

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Mondelez loses bid to protect trade secrets in Kraft-Bega peanut butter case
Intellectual Property 2018-07-06 3:54 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge overseeing the lawsuit between Kraft and Bega over peanut butter trade dress rights has denied a request by non-party Mondelez to implement a […]

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Ford class action lawyers want ban on car maker talking to drivers
Class Actions 2018-07-06 3:36 pm By Christine Caulfield

The law firm leading a consumer class action against Ford wants a court order barring the car giant from communicating with the class about their […]

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Fitbit settles trade mark suit against South Australian billionaire’s co.
Intellectual Property 2018-07-03 10:20 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Fitbit has resolved a trade mark case brought against the convenience store owned by billionaire Yasser Shahin over his company’s “Footbit” and “Headbit” trade marks. A […]

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7-Eleven can make private settlement offers to class members, court says
Class Actions 2018-07-02 10:50 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has found 7-Eleven is free to make confidential settlement offers to individual members in two class actions brought by franchisees, shooting down a […]

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Cash Converters must answer questions on tax treatment of brokerage fees
Class Actions 2018-07-02 10:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Federal Court judge has ordered Cash Converters to provide answers to how it treated its brokerage fees for tax purposes, as it faces new […]

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Saputo unit agrees to fix contract terms after ACCC raises concerns
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-07-02 2:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A unit of dairy giant Saputo has agreed to amend the terms of its contracts with dairy farmers, in the wake of calls by the […]

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Ford class action trial date vacated for ‘procedural failures’
Class Actions 2018-06-28 11:52 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge overseeing a massive class action against Ford over its PowerShift transmission has vacated the trial date, blaming the lead applicant’s numerous “procedural failures”. […]

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AirNZ hit with $15M fine for cartel conduct
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-06-27 3:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

International airline Air New Zealand has been hit with a $15 million penalty for participating in a global air cargo cartel to fix the price […]

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ACCC loses appeal in LG faulty television case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-06-27 2:01 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Federal Court has upheld most of a ruling that found LG did not engage in misleading or deceptive conduct by failing to inform […]

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