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ACCC brings first 'excessive surcharge' proceedings
Insight 01 Aug 2018

The ACCC has instituted Federal Court proceedings against Europcar for allegedly imposing excessive payment surcharges on customers. This is the first court proceeding commenced by the ACCC under the new prohibition and serves as a reminder to businesses that card payment surcharges must be limited. ...

US court holds foreign corporations not liable for human rights harms under Alien Tort Statute
Insight 20 Jul 2018

In a decision on human rights litigation that has important consequences for business a divided US Supreme Court has held that foreign corporations will not be held liable in suits brought under the Alien Tort Statute Partner Rachel Nicolson Associate Shamistha Selvaratnam and Graduate Calypso ...

Australian Financial Complaints Authority: a 'one-stop-shop' for financial dispute resolution
Insight 19 Jul 2018

The new Australian Financial Complaints Authority is to replace each of the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal the Financial Ombudsman Service and the Credit and Investments Ombudsman in November 2018 ...

ACCC cartel action against Cryosite is a strong reminder of rules prohibiting 'gun jumping'
Insight 13 Jul 2018

The Federal Court proceeding instituted by the ACCC against Cryosite Limited involving supposed cartel conduct alleging gun jumping in a merger. ...

Clarity on what constitutes a misleading consumer guarantee representation
Insight 04 Jul 2018

A recent Full Federal Court decision has provided welcome clarity on what constitutes a misleading consumer guarantee representation. ...

Competition news
Insight 27 Jun 2018

In Touch looks at what's been happening in Competition this month and what it means for your business ...

VLRC takes first cut at class action reform
Insight 22 Jun 2018

The VLRC has completed its review of Victoria's class action regime, with a particular focus on the effect of litigation funding. The report calls for national regulation of litigation funding, lifting the ban on contingency fees and a greater supervisory role for the Victorian Supreme Court. ...

Defamation law developments in the digital context
Insight 20 Jun 2018

The NSW Attorney-General has released the long-awaited statutory review of the Defamation Act 2005 (NSW), recommending that consideration be given to certain changes to the Model Defamation Provisions that form the basis for the National Uniform Defamation Law. The High Court's decision in Trkulja v ...

When trade mark law gets Messi, better call the Dr (Dre)
Insight 20 Jun 2018

Having a famous name has many perks, and as Lionel Messi recently found out, registering your name as a trade mark is one of these. However, such fame is a double-edged sword, as Dr Dre recently experienced. ...

Drones – a patent perspective
Insight 20 Jun 2018

The military and high-priced wedding videographers are no longer the only ones actively using drones. Companies from a variety of fields are coming up with innovative uses for drone technologies, and patenting them. Associate Evan Wilcox, aeronautical engineer turned patent attorney, describes a few ...

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