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Commercial litigation: 10 significant developments in Australia in 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia
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  • December 19 2014

As we approach the end of 2014, it is timely to reflect on events during the year. While there were many important developments, here are our

Heavy-handed conduct to meet with heavy penalties: ACCC and Coles agree to settle unconscionable conduct cases

  • Addisons
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  • Australia
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  • December 16 2014

In a remarkable turn of events, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and Coles have reached an agreement to settle the two cases

The Tooltechnic authorisation or how we learned to stop worrying and love resale price maintenance

  • Gilbert + Tobin
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  • Australia, USA
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  • December 9 2014

The ACCC has granted its first authorisation for resale price maintenance - to power-tool importer and distributor Tooltechnic Systems. The

How much do you value your job? Disqualification orders find their way to Australian competition enforcement

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Australia
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  • December 5 2014

The global financial crisis demonstrated that the only thing standing between most people and hardship is their job. In addition to macroeconomic

Obeid appeal dismissed

  • King & Wood Mallesons
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  • Australia
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  • December 5 2014

On 20 November 2014, the Full Federal Court handed down its unanimous judgment dismissing the appeal of Paul and Moses Obeid, whilst simultaneously

ACCC steamed up over refund policies and consumer guarantees

  • Addisons
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  • Australia
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  • December 2 2014

On 28 August 2014, the ACCC commenced proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia against American company Valve Corporation (Valve), alleging that

Going to market - consumer law update

  • Chapman Tripp
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  • Australia, New Zealand
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  • December 2 2014

Our monthly review helps you to keep tabs on consumer law developments in New Zealand and overseas. This edition looks at a recent New Zealand case

Legitimate shopping scheme or pyramid scheme?

  • Addisons
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  • Australia
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  • December 1 2014

The ACCC commences Federal Court proceedings in respect of possible breaches of the pyramid scheme and referral sale prohibitions contained in the

Cartel conduct - it’s not such a gas, gas, gas

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • November 19 2014

A whopping $8.3m in penalties were recently imposed by the Federal Court on two companies and three individuals who engaged in cartel conduct

Cartel case founders on lack of connection to Australian market

  • Clayton Utz
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  • Australia
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  • November 13 2014

In a decision that could have implications for future cross-border cartel cases, the Federal Court of Australia has dismissed the ACCC's case for