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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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Damages claimed in Takata airbags class action against VW ‘quite absurd’, court told
Automotive 2021-05-18 8:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

A class action trial against Volkswagen over recalled Takata airbags has kicked off, with a lawyer for the car giant denying the airbags carried a […]

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Consumer law claims dropped in Bayer contraceptive class action
Class Actions 2021-05-14 10:33 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The lead applicant in a class action against Bayer over its allegedly defective Essure contraceptive devices has won court approval to drop her consumer law […]

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Banks can access JP Morgan’s ‘first accounts’ in ANZ cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-05-14 11:56 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Several banks and executives facing criminal cartel charges over a $2.5 billion ANZ share placement have won access to interview notes taken by whistleblower JP […]

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Telstra fined $50M for ‘beyond conscience’ exploitation of Indigenous customers
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-05-13 10:49 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Telstra has been fined $50 million for using unconscionable tactics to sign up more than 100 Indigenous customers with post-paid mobile plans they didn’t understand […]

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ACCC accuses company of trying to rig bid for National Gallery of Australia tender
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-05-13 4:19 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has brought proceedings against industrial technology company Delta Building Automation for allegedly attempting to rig a bid for a […]

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Virgin Australia dodges lawsuit by passengers served perfume water
Personal injury 2021-05-12 9:40 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Virgin Australia has defeated a lawsuit brought by two passengers who were served water which allegedly contained perfume, with a judge finding that their subsequent […]

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Google wants say on whether Epic battle with Apple should be heard in Australia
Appeals 2021-05-12 3:43 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Internet search giant Google wants to weigh in on an appeal over whether Epic Games’ lawsuit accusing Apple of abusing its dominance in the app […]

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ACCC drops long-running consumer case against NIB
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-05-12 12:11 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has dropped a consumer case accusing NIB Health Funds of failing to alert customers to coverage changes in their […]

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