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BlueScope cartel-lawsuit challenge over witness statements rejected by Australian court

By James Panichi
  • 15 May 2020 02:38
  • 15 May 2020 02:38
BlueScope Steel and former manager Jason Ellis suffered a setback in a criminal-cartel lawsuit today, with an Australian judge deciding to allow up to 30 witness statements prepared by the competition enforcer to be admitted as part of the trial, despite the objections of defense lawyers.
In a case-management hearing

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James Panichi

Senior Editor, Asia Pacific

James, an Australian journalist with over 25 years’ experience in print and electronic media, helps to oversee MLex’s coverage of regulatory risk in Asia, with special attention to Australia and New Zealand. In 2016, James was appointed as MLex’s managing editor for continental Europe, overseeing the Brussels bureau’s coverage of EU regulatory affairs and managing a team of 16 journalists in Brussels and Geneva. Previously James worked for the European Voice newspaper, before joining the European operation of US political website Politico as an investigative reporter specializing in governance, transparency and lobbying.

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