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ACCC won’t block $285M merger to create IP law giant
Intellectual Property 2019-03-21 8:10 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will not oppose the merger of two companies that own some of Australia’s largest intellectual property boutiques. The merger […]

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ACCC decision on $15B TPG, Vodafone tie-up expected in May
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-03-20 10:14 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The ACCC will announce in May whether it will approve the proposed $15 billion merger of telco giants TPG and Vodafone Hutchison Australia, after the parties’ […]

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Prosecutors aim at ‘significant reduction’ in charges in Country Care cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-03-19 2:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Commonwealth Department of Public Prosecutions has told the Federal Court it will “very significantly” reduce the number of criminal charges laid against mobility equipment […]

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Deloitte contributed to Dick Smith’s downfall, class actions now claim
Class Actions 2019-03-18 8:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu is facing claims by the lead applicants in two class actions against failed retail giant Dick Smith alleging its poor accounting practices […]

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Internet provider Activ8me fined $250,000 for misleading customers
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-03-15 10:20 pm By Christine Caulfield

A court has ordered internet provider Activ8me to pay $250,000 in penalties for making false and misleading claims about the performance of its internet services, […]

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Retail Food Group slammed as ‘particularly unjust’ in damning franchise report
Franchise 2019-03-14 11:00 pm By Christine Caulfield

A parliamentary report released Thursday recommended major reform to the $170 billion franchise industry and called on three government agencies to probe franchise giant Retail […]

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Mills Oakley helped uncover client’s false evidence, court hears
Intellectual Property 2019-03-14 7:49 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former top executive at railway technology company Wavetrain has been referred to the Commonwealth Attorney General for possible criminal proceedings after its solicitors at […]

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Secret recording prolongs ACCC, Ramsay Health trial
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-03-14 7:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

The trial in the ACCC’s case against hospital group Ramsay Health Care has doubled in length after the regulator made a late bid to enter […]

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ANZ class action settlement won’t even cover IMF Bentham’s costs
Class Actions 2019-03-14 4:17 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

ANZ has reached a settlement in long-running class action proceedings alleging it hit customers with illegal fees, but the $1.5 million payout falls far short […]

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Country Care faces trial in first criminal cartel case against Australian company
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-03-13 7:10 pm By Christine Caulfield

A Mildura-based healthcare company and its boss have been committed to stand trial in the first criminal cartel case brought by the Australian Competition and […]

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