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Former ACCC head calls on government to address price-gouging
Competition & Consumer Protection 2024-02-07 10:26 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A report by former ACCC head Allan Fels has found that corporate greed and lack of competition is to blame for the continued high prices […]

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Law firms team up to run class action against IG Markets over CFDs
Financial Services 2024-02-06 3:04 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Two firms have agreed to consolidate their class actions against online trading platform IG Markets over risky CFDs, but the company failed in a bid […]

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Ruby Princess class action rejected $15M settlement offer, court told
Class Actions 2024-02-05 4:11 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Cruise ship operator Carnival PLC has flagged a bid for indemnity costs after the lead applicant in a class action over a COVID-19 outbreak aboard […]

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‘Merger parties must make their case’, ACCC says in push for merger overhaul
Competition & Consumer Protection 2024-02-02 10:34 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Australia’s merger review regime is “outdated” and in need of an overhaul, according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, which says companies must explain […]

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COVID-19 aged care class actions put on ice pending criminal trials
Class Actions 2024-02-01 3:40 pm By Sam Matthews

Still in the dark about insurance coverage and seeking to stem the flow of cash, two class actions against Heritage Care and St Basil’s over […]

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Boral shareholders can run ‘novel’ case on loss in disclosure class action
Class Actions 2024-02-01 5:26 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Construction giant Boral has lost its bid to block a class action from running a ‘novel’ argument that shareholders suffered loss because of natural fluctuations […]

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Webb Henderson lures senior disputes partner from Corrs Chambers
Business of Law 2024-02-01 10:13 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Webb Henderson has snagged a leading litigation and regulatory partner from Corrs Chambers Westgarth to join its team in Sydney. The firm, which punches above […]

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New judge vows to not be ‘cranky’, looks forward to bench-eye view of the Bar
Courts 2024-01-30 11:17 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The latest judge to join the NSW Supreme Court has expressed a desire to foster a serious but collegiate environment for advocates and has remarked […]

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Finish maker Reckitt won’t drop court battle with Proctor & Gamble
Competition & Consumer Protection 2024-01-30 11:04 pm By Christine Caulfield

Finish detergent maker Reckitt Benckiser has thrown the latest punch in a long-running grudge match against rival Proctor & Gamble, with RB challenging a ruling […]

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No scope in Patents Act for holding directors jointly liable for unjustified threats: court
Intellectual Property 2024-01-29 3:33 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A letter by King & Wood Mallesons was an unjustifiable threat of patent litigation against car accessories company Clearview, as was an announcement by the […]

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