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Directed Electronics wins access to seized documents in corporate theft suit
Intellectual Property 2019-03-07 9:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

Australian automotive electronics developer Directed Electronics OE has won access to documents seized from rivals it claims misappropriated its confidential information and infringed its copyright […]

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Owners of $5.8M Eureka Tower apartment win damages for 130-week fitout delay
Construction 2019-02-28 12:26 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Victorian Supreme Court has awarded a couple $145,000 in damages from a construction firm that denied them access to their brand new $5.8 million […]

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Judge makes ‘irresistible’ order that Pitcher Partners pay $3.3M in costs over hidden error
Financial Services 2019-02-25 2:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

Pitcher Partners just found another reason to challenge a ruling that it owes $5.6 million in damages for concealing an accounting error from a client […]

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DLA Piper resolves QC’s case over $274,000 in unpaid fees
Business of Law 2019-02-22 12:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

DLA Piper appears to have settled a case brought by a Queen’s Counsel alleging it skipped out on $274,000 in fees because the firm’s client […]

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Retail Food Group misled couple who lost $142K in Michel’s Patisserie franchisee, court finds
Franchise 2019-02-18 3:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has found franchisor Retail Food Group made false and misleading statements to a couple whose Michel’s Patisserie franchise ultimately lost over $142,000 due […]

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Judge allows expert reports in Cargill, Viterra case over $420M Joe White sale
Corporate 2019-02-14 2:19 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge overseeing the marathon trial between agricultural giants Cargill and Viterra over the $420 million sale of malt producer Joe White has shot down […]

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Geowash misled franchisees about car wash costs, court finds
Franchise 2019-02-11 4:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Car wash franchisor Geowash misled franchisees about how much revenue they could expect to earn per month and acted unconscionably in its charging practices, the […]

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Food franchisors to face ACCC scrutiny
Franchise 2019-02-07 7:36 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Café, restaurant and take away food services franchisors, which have faced criticism and litigation for allegedly misleading franchisees, will now face heightened scrutiny from the […]

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Pitcher Partners appeals $5.6M damages award over concealed accounting error
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-02-05 2:16 pm By Christine Caulfield

Accounting firm Pitcher Partners will challenge a ruling that it owes a NSW bus operator $5.6 million in damages for fraudulently concealing a costly amortisation […]

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3 words doom Santos appeal over $55M BNP guarantee
Energy & Natural Resources 2019-02-05 12:06 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Three words missing from a demand letter have sunken oil and gas producer Santos Limited’s appeal of a loss in its dispute with French bank […]

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