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Selig v Wealthsure Pty Ltd [2015] HCA 18 (13 May 2015) I refer you to the judgment summary. Where there are multiple claims arising from the same facts, the High Court unanimously held that the defence of non-apportionable claims can be maintained, even if they are for the same loss. In this instance, Mr and...
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Authors Claire Forster, Niall Watson-Dunne Introduction What is the law relating to unfair contract terms? Contract Terms of Concern Unfair contract terms in focus Implications for business   Reproduced with permission of Norton Rose Fulbright in accordance with their legal notice and disclaimers.  
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Norton Rose ACCC role in policing pricing Lessons from the GST New ACCC powers What it means for business? View all pages Reproduced with permission of Norton Rose in accordance with their legal notice and disclaimers.
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The Federal Court has handed down a record penalty for misleading advertising. Partner David Brewster speaks to Boardroom Radio about the court’s reasoning and the implications for business. To hear David’s interview, go to http://www.aar.com.au/med/audio.htm   Reproduced with permission of Allens and in accordance with their terms of use.
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Allens Arthur Robinson In brief: The Federal Government today introduced into Parliament a Bill to prohibit the disclosure of pricing and other information to competitors. Partners Fiona Crosbie (view CV) and David Brewster (view CV) report. Background Key changes Comment Reproduced with permission of Allens Arthur Robinson and in accordance with their terms of use.
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Allens Arthur Robinson In brief: Recent legislation gives the Australian Securities and Investments Commission broad new search powers, enables the Australian Federal Police to intercept communications when investigating suspected insider trading and market manipulation, and provides for substantially increased penalties for market manipulation offences. Partner Matthew McLennan (view CV), Lawyer Tom Randall and Law Graduate...
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Allens Arthur Robinson In this edition: we look at the ACCC’s ‘tougher’ approach on mergers; the first Public Warning Notice under the new Australian Consumer Law; two important cartel class actions decisions; the record penalty in the Cabcharge case; and some of the consumer reforms of the Australian Consumer Law. Merger update ACCC issues first...
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A reminder that as from 1 January 2011 the new Australian Consumer Law commences. Brisbane Barrister – David Cormack
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 Allens Arthur Robinson In brief: The consumer guarantee provisions in the Australian Consumer Law may have serious implications on the product recall regime in the new legislation. In this part of a continuing series of Focus articles on the detail of the Australian Consumer Law, Partner Annette Hughes (view CV) , Senior Associate Ric Morgan...
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Allens Arthur Robinson In brief: In a case brought by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission, the Federal Court has ordered Black and White Cabs Pty Ltd to pay a penalty of $110,000 as a result of an arrangement that contravened the third line forcing provisions of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth). Partner David...
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