Commercial Litigation Archive

Goodbye Trade Practices Act

The new federal Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA) has replaced the Trade Practices Act (TPA). The CCA has introduced a number of important changes to the law, including strengthened consumer protections and greater powers to regulators such as the ACCC. Businesses will need to be aware of their new rights and obligations.

Sex files & summary dismissal

A recent decision has highlighted the need for employers to have robust internet and computer use policies in place. In a recent Victorian County Court decision, an employee, Keith Watson, sought damages against his employer, Swatch Group (Australia) Pty Ltd, for distress as a result of allegedly being directed to engage in price fixing against […]

Don’t get trapped by emails & texts

A recent court battle highlights the dangers of documenting ‘thoughts’ and ‘feelings’ in business emails and text messages that should be the matter of private conversations.