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Google blasts ACCC’s ‘cherry-picked’ suit over data collection disclosures
Competition & Consumer Protection November 14, 2019 1:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

Google has slammed landmark regulatory action brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission over the collection and use of location data on Android devices […]

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Judge asks if he’s ‘in la-la land’ after seeing VW profitability figures
Competition & Consumer Protection November 13, 2019 3:14 pm By Hannah Gee

A judge has voiced his incredulity at profitability figures produced by Volkswagen in seeking court approval of a $75 million settlement with the consumer regulator over its emissions cheating scandal, asking whether he was “in la-la land”.

IP firm pursues potential lawsuit against HWL Ebsworth
Business of Law November 13, 2019 10:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

A specialist IP law firm has launched preliminary discovery proceedings against HWL Ebsworth after one of its lawyers jumped ship.

Ex-Murray Goulburn execs say judge should not disqualify them again
Securities November 13, 2019 11:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

The former chief financial officer of Murray Goulburn has asked a judge to relieve him from any disqualification order sought by the corporate watchdog in its case over his alleged role in the milk supplier’s continuous disclosure breaches, saying he is already the subject of orders that ban him from the dairy industry.

ASIC wants to probe Worrells liquidator over winding up of Members Alliance Group
Restructuring & Insolvency November 13, 2019 3:45 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission wants to investigate the conduct of a Worrells partner in relation to the winding up of Members Alliance Group, a group of property investment companies whose 2016 collapse stripped creditors of over $40 million and left its director facing fraud charges.

Forge liquidators investigate potential case against auditors KPMG
Restructuring & Insolvency November 12, 2019 8:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two special purpose liquidators appointed to collapsed engineering and construction company Forge Group are investigating a potential lawsuit against KPMG, which audited the doomed business […]

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Class action puts pressure on Icon for speedy resolution of Opal Tower insurance case
Class Actions November 12, 2019 4:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

Construction firm Icon Co has pressed the Federal Court for an expedited hearing in its case against insurers Liberty Mutual Insurance and QBE over the […]

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Pfizer takes Sandoz to court for info on Enbrel biosimilar
Intellectual Property November 12, 2019 5:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Pfizer, maker of the blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis biologic Enbrel, has taken generic drug maker Sandoz to court for information on its Enbrel biosimilar, after winning […]

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Claims of class action explosion don’t add up, new report says
Exclusive November 11, 2019 4:40 pm By Christine Caulfield

An average of 23 class actions have been filed every year in Australia since the class action regime was introduced in 1992, a number that […]

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Sydney Fish Market developer can eye Norton Rose docs in spat over $2.3M ‘secret commission’
Real Estate November 11, 2019 6:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Sydney-based development firm has won limited access to legal documents from Norton Rose Fulbright in a property dispute over redevelopment of the Sydney Fish […]

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