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Harvey Norman franchisee at fault for repairs again!
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • February 9 2016

The Federal Court has imposed a $52,000 penalty on a Harvey Norman franchisee, Bunavit, for making false or misleading representations to customers

User principle confirmed for assessing damages in passing-off cases
  • Shelston IP Pty Ltd
  • Australia, USA
  • February 6 2016

In Winnebago Industries Inc v Knott Investments Pty Ltd (No 4) (2015 FCA 1327, December 2 2015), Yates J of the Federal Court of Australia has

Going to Market - Consumer law update - February 2016
  • Chapman Tripp
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • February 4 2016

The risks for organisations from breaching consumer law are high with increased penalties, new fair trading and consumer credit regimes and more

Insurance clauses in contracts - keeping the focus
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • February 4 2016

Keeping insurance front of mind when drafting contracts can help you avoid any nasty issues arising down the track. To avoid unintended consequences

Statutory Demand - strict time limits apply
  • Gadens
  • Australia
  • February 4 2016

The decision in Adhesive Pro Pty Ltd v Blackrock Supplies Pty Ltd 2015 ACTSC 288 reinforces the strict rule that an application to set aside a

Court of Appeal gives guidance on enforceability of bank guarantee
  • Carter Newell
  • Australia, United Kingdom
  • January 28 2016

Introduction The Queensland Court of Appeal has allowed a bank to enforce a personal guarantee given by a woman who claimed she was a volunteer and

Power and Conscience - Woolworths and the ACCC’s claims of unconscionable conduct
  • Maddocks
  • Australia
  • January 19 2016

In the dying days of 2015, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) commenced Federal Court proceedings against Woolworths Ltd

When is a contract binding? QLD Court of Appeal considers whether a concluded contract had been reached
  • HopgoodGanim
  • Australia
  • January 18 2016

The Queensland Court of Appeal delivered its decision on 18 December 2015 in the case of AJ Lucas Operations Pty Ltd v. Gladstone Area Water Board &

Corruption contagion - tip of the iceberg
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • United Kingdom, USA, Australia, China
  • January 13 2016

Much has been written in recent years about the scope and costs of regulatory investigations and the powers of regulators. A company implicated in

Director prosecution and conviction in New South Wales
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • Australia
  • January 11 2016

The NSW work health and safety regulator has brought a successful prosecution against a company director resulting in a criminal conviction and fines