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Going to market - consumer law update
  • Chapman Tripp
  • Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom
  • July 9 2015

The risks for organisations from breaching consumer law has increased significantly in the past 12 months, with increased penalties, new fair trading

Online defamation: a warning to anonymous posters
  • McCullough Robertson
  • Australia
  • June 2 2015

A recent decision of the Federal Court of Australia has sent a stark warning to online posters who make defamatory comments under the guise of a fake

Avoiding the pitfalls of comparative advertising
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • June 30 2015

Businesses who regularly use comparative advertising to get a leg up on their competitors and who want to avoid being hauled in front of the Federal

Third time unlucky for Linfox: Facebook dismissal still unfair
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • February 12 2014

The Federal Court has dismissed an application for judicial review of an October 2012 decision of a Full Bench of Fair Work Australia (FWA) (as it

No pain relief for suppliers of Nurofen
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • June 24 2015

Addressing the National Consumer Congress earlier ths year, Chairman of the ACCC, Rod Sims made a strong commitment to championing “truth in

Case note Giedo van der Garde BV v Sauber Motorsport AG
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • July 9 2015

The decision of the Supreme Court of Victoria in Giedo van der Garde BV v Sauber Motorsport AG 2015 VSC 80 was as fast as the subject matter at

Woe betide the downloader: film studio to get Australian pirates' IP addresses
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • April 10 2015

ISPs will be ordered to divulge the names and physical addresses of customers whose ISP addresses were used to download the film Dallas Buyers Club

Hird loses Federal Court administrative law appeal
  • Maddocks
  • Australia
  • March 17 2015

Justices Kenny, Besanko and White of the Federal Court have handed down their unanimous judgement dismissing James Hird's appeal in connection with

Politicians and defamation a costly “tweet” and an even more costly “revenge"
  • HopgoodGanim
  • Australia
  • July 8 2015

Two recent defamation actions brought by prominent politicians have highlighted the perils of Twitter and other forms of social media for defamation

Dismissal after inappropriate Facebook posts held to be unfair
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • October 30 2012

The recent decision in Linfox Australia Pty Ltd v Stutsel 2012 FWAFB 7079 reinforces how important it is for employers to have sound social media policies