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ACCC too late to alter Pacific National undertaking, judge says
Competition & Consumer Protection June 12, 2019 11:32 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has come up short again in its challenge to Pacific National’s $205 million acquisition of competitor Aurizon’s Queensland freight […]

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Maurice Blackburn denies infringing State Street IP with Fearless Girl replica
Intellectual Property June 12, 2019 1:31 pm By Christine Caulfield

Maurice Blackburn has hit back at a lawsuit by State Street Global Advisors over the law firm’s use of a replica of its Fearless Girl […]

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ACCC to seek $4M in refunds for Jump! swim school franchisees
Competition & Consumer Protection June 11, 2019 11:03 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will seek more than $4 million in refunds plus penalties when it takes the troubled operator of the Jump! […]

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Cricket great Sachin Tendulkar sues Aussie bat maker for unauthorized use of image
Intellectual Property June 11, 2019 2:17 pm By Christine Caulfield

India’s God of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar is suing Australian bat maker Spartan Sports, accusing the company of failing to pay him $2.87 million under a […]

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In win for class, judge says promises in McMillan Shakespeare unit’s warranties were illusory
Class Actions June 11, 2019 11:13 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Promises to pay out claims under vehicle warranties issued by a unit of car leasing giant McMillan Shakespeare were illusory because of a clause that […]

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NSW Ports weighs stay bid in competition case as it battles similar ACCC proceedings
Competition & Consumer Protection June 11, 2019 2:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

A second competition lawsuit brought against NSW Ports could be stayed or consolidated with a case launched by the competition regulator over an agreement to […]

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Judge says sorry for delayed Osteo Gel judgment as penalty hearing set for 2020
Competition & Consumer Protection June 7, 2019 12:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has apologised for “upsetting the applecart” and taking “too long” to publish his judgment in the consumer regulator’s case against GlaxoSmithKline […]

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Ex-CEO accuses Radio Rentals of withholding documents crucial to class action defence
Class Actions June 6, 2019 6:13 pm By Amelia Birnie

The former CEO of Radio Rentals, who has been dragged into a class action against the company, claims he can’t properly defend himself because his […]

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Quintis to hand over insurance docs in class actions
Competition & Consumer Protection June 6, 2019 10:23 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Failed sandalwood oil producer Quintis has agreed to hand over insurance policies showing any coverage for potential liability it or its former CEO may have […]

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ASIC fights ANZ bid to stay capital raising case as cartel action hangs over bank
ASIC June 5, 2019 8:51 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission is pushing back against an application by ANZ Bank to stay the regulator’s civil penalties case over disclosures related […]

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