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‘So much argued over so little’: Judge rejects law firm’s bid for indemnity costs in Fearless Girl case
Intellectual Property 2021-05-31 11:13 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Maurice Blackburn has lost its bid for indemnity costs after defeating a consumer and intellectual property lawsuit brought against it by US financial services giant […]

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Freedom Foods loses second bid to have $20M Blue Diamond feud heard in Australia
Arbitration 2021-05-28 11:02 pm By Christine Caulfield

Freedom Foods’ dispute with Blue Diamond Growers over an almond licensing deal will be heard by an arbitrator in California after an appeals court rejected […]

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Full Court won’t undo injunction barring ‘RestQ’ trade mark use
Intellectual Property 2021-05-28 10:19 pm By Cindy Cameronne

An appeals court has upheld a ruling which bars use of the RestQ trade mark on sleep products sold by Martin & Pleasance because of […]

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Fonterra can’t keep company name out of class action website domain
Class Actions 2021-05-28 3:58 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Dairy co-operative Fonterra has lost a bid to keep the company’s name out of the domain of a website to be set up for a […]

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Mosaic Brands hit with $630,000 penalty for misleading claims about hand sanitiser, masks
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-05-27 12:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Mosaic Brands has paid $630,000 in penalties after being hit with infringement notices by the ACCC for misleading claims made about hand sanitiser and masks […]

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Judge blasts ‘improper’ conduct by lawyers in $553,000 ruling against US rapper The Game
Entertainment 2021-05-25 9:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has slammed the “highly improper” conduct of lawyers in a judgment ordering US rapper The Game and his manager to pay over $553,000 […]

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Consumer class actions on the rise, as group proceedings hit financial year record
Class Actions 2021-05-25 8:55 pm By Christine Caulfield

At least 60 class actions were filed in Australian courts from July 1 last year to April 30, marking a record for new group cases […]

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Mitsubishi faces class action after judge finds Triton fuel economy label misleading
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-05-25 5:52 pm By Christine Caulfield

A law firm is set to file a class action against Mitsubishi Motors after a judge upheld a ruling that found the car maker engaged […]

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Bordeaux estate behind $500 wine sues Tassie producer over ‘knockoffs’
Intellectual Property 2021-05-20 6:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

A nearly 100-year-old Bordeaux estate that makes the Vieux Château Certan wine, which retails for at least $500, has taken a Tasmanian winemaker to court […]

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Jump swim school hit with $23M penalty for ‘very serious’ consumer law breaches
Franchise 2021-05-20 4:47 pm By Miklos Bolza

The failed franchisor behind the Jump Swim Schools brand has been hit with a $23 million penalty for what a Federal Court judge found were […]

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