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ACCC to argue Epic’s dispute with Apple should be heard in Australia
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-05-10 10:31 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is seeking leave to intervene in Epic Games’ appeal of a ruling that sent its misuse of market power […]

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Vic Solar hit with $3M penalty for consumer law violations
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-05-10 10:10 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has hit solar panel supplier Vic Solar with a $3 million penalty for breaching the consumer law by making misleading representations in thousands […]

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Blue Diamond loses ‘unjustified’ bid for security for costs against Freedom Foods
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-05-07 12:12 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has refused an application by US almond supplier Blue Diamond for over $200,000 in security for costs in proceedings over a disputed licensing […]

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Corner Hotel appeals loss in trade mark fight with jazz club
Intellectual Property 2021-05-07 12:41 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Corner Hotel is taking another stab at cancelling a rival club’s ‘jazz corner’ and ‘jazz corner hotel trade marks’, after a judge found the […]

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BlueScope questions ‘roving inquiry’ by ACCC in cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-05-06 10:11 am By Cindy Cameronne

BlueScope Steel has raised concerns over the ACCC’s subpoenas to produce documents in its civil penalty proceedings against the steel company, saying it may significantly […]

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‘Severe harm to competition’: ACCC to refuse flight pact between Qantas, Japan Airlines
Coronavirus 2021-05-06 1:58 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has proposed to deny authorisation for Qantas to coordinate with Japan Airlines on flights between Australia and Japan despite […]

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TasPorts agrees it misused market power, but won’t pay penalty in ACCC case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-05-05 1:39 pm By Christine Caulfield

The ACCC has secured a misuse of market power declaration against Tasmanian government-owned TasPorts in the regulator’s first action under amended competition laws, but the […]

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Monash IVF faces potential class action over ‘ineffective’ genetic tests
Class Actions 2021-05-04 5:34 pm By Christine Caulfield

Costly add-on therapies sold by Monash IVF to thousands of women undergoing IVF — including pre-implantation genetic testing — are the targets of a new […]

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Court OKs $440M settlement in Queensland floods class action
Class Actions 2021-05-03 2:46 pm By Christine Caulfield

A $440 million settlement by the State of Queensland and dam operator Sunwater resolving a class action over the 2011 Queensland floods has been approved […]

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Judge orders $75,000 penalty in ACCC’s case against Jayco
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-05-03 6:43 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has hit caravan manufacturer Jayco with a $75,000 penalty in proceedings launched by the ACCC, finding the company made a false or misleading […]

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