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Maurice Blackburn files ‘landmark’ class action against Uber
Class Actions 2019-05-03 10:02 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Uber has been with a class action on behalf of more than 6,000 drivers and license owners alleging the ride-sharing giant caused them harm by […]

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ASIC to face off against Westpac after judge ripped up $35M settlement deal
Financial Services 2019-05-02 9:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission will gets a chance on Monday to prove its claims that Westpac breached responsible lending laws by providing unsuitable […]

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ACCC can’t swallow Meredith Dairy’s resale price maintenance plan
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-05-01 3:50 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A resale price maintenance notification by Meredith Dairy that would block resellers from selling its goat cheese products below a specified price raises competition concerns, […]

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Bega wins $60M battle with Kraft over peanut butter trade dress rights
Intellectual Property 2019-05-01 3:21 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Kraft Foods has come up short in its high-stakes legal battle against Bega over the right to use its distinctive peanut butter trade dress in […]

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Judgment looms in battle over iconic Kraft peanut butter trade dress
Intellectual Property 2019-04-30 10:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Judgment is expected Wednesday in a high-stakes dispute between consumer giants Kraft and Bega over who owns the rights to the signature Kraft peanut butter […]

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Quantum used threats to push its property managers on affordable housing scheme participants, ACCC claims
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-04-29 12:32 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The consumer regulator has dragged Western Australia’s Quantum Housing and its sole director to court for allegedly engaging in unconscionable conduct and false, misleading or […]

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Funder in class action against RMBL wants 30% commission if case drags on past August
Class Actions 2019-04-23 9:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

The litigation funder backing a consumer protection class action against mortgage lending and investment firm RMBL Investments will earn a step-up commission of 30% if […]

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ACCC takes car rental company to court for threatening customers
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-04-18 5:31 pm By Christine Caulfield

The consumer watchdog has brought legal action against Australian 4WD Hire, accusing the car rental company of charging customers for damage to vehicles without evidence […]

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Ticket reseller Viagogo duped customers, court finds
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-04-18 1:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Ticket reseller Viagogo will face penalties after the court found it duped customers into thinking it was an official ticket vendor and failed to disclose […]

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Midland Metals loses challenge to ‘deceptive’ letters by cable makers group
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-04-17 2:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Singapore-based cable manufacturer Midland Metals has lost its appeal of a  judgment that found the Australian Cablemakers Association did not violate the consumer laws when it […]

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