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ACCC does about-face, blesses MYOB’s acquisition of GreatSoft
Article 2021-04-16 11:17 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The ACCC has approved accounting software provider MYOB’s acquisition of cloud practice management software provider GreatSoft, reversing its earlier position that the deal could harm […]

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‘Bad faith, deception, unfair pressure’: 4WD rental company fined $1.2M for unconscionable conduct
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-04-15 9:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has slapped a 4WD rental company that made “harsh and unjustified threats” against customers who challenged its decision to retain their security deposits […]

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Domino’s loses bid to strike out underpayments class action
Class Actions 2021-04-13 10:35 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has dismissed an application by Domino’s Pizza to strike out the pleadings in a class action accusing the pizza giant of making misleading […]

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SC Johnson, Reckitt squash dispute over Raid Max ads
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-04-13 3:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Reckitt Benckiser has resolved its lawsuit against US consumer goods giant SC Johnson over allegedly misleading ads touting its “can’t miss” Raid Max insecticide, just […]

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Volkswagen loses appeal of landmark $125M fine in ‘turning point’ for ACCC
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-04-09 8:55 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Volkswagen has lost its challenge to a landmark $125 million Dieselgate penalty handed down by a judge who lambasted a $75 million fine proposed by […]

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Judge sends Epic’s competition dispute with Apple to California
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-04-09 11:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has found that a clause in Apple’s agreement with developers requires that Fortnite game developer Epic Games litigate a closely watched competition lawsuit […]

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Johnson & Johnson asks High Court to review landmark pelvic mesh ruling
Product Liability 2021-04-09 2:29 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Johnson & Johnson unit wants the High Court to review the Full Federal Court’s rejection of its challenge to a landmark class action ruling […]

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Judge nips Advanta Seeds class action in the bud, finds no duty of care owed
Class Actions 2021-04-09 5:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

Advanta Seeds has defeated a class action brought over contaminated seeds, with a court finding the Australian seed supplier did not owe a duty of […]

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‘Significant allegations’: ASIC ordered to flesh out case against REST
Financial Services 2021-04-09 2:53 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has ordered ASIC to flesh out its case accusing the Retail Employees Superannuation of misleading members about their ability to move their super […]

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‘Nothing the Crown does will satisfy these nine accused’: Prosecution defends ANZ cartel indictment
White Collar 2021-04-01 9:56 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The prosecution in a criminal cartel case against several banks and high-ranking executives over a $2.5 billion ANZ share placement has fought back against accusations […]

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