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BlueScope Steel uses restaurant receipt to question memory of witness in price-fixing lawsuit

By Laurel Henning
  • 03 Sep 2021 00:58
  • 05 Sep 2021 20:22
Lawyers for Australia’s BlueScope Steel and the company’s former sales chief Jason Ellis have called into question the reliability of a key witness in the price-fixing cartel lawsuit against their clients today by referring to a 2013 restaurant receipt from a meeting central to the case.
Ellis, along with his

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Laurel Henning

Senior Correspondent

Laurel is a senior correspondent specializing in competition law, data privacy and security, in Australia and New Zealand. Laurel reports from Sydney on criminal-cartel legislation and white-collar crime, as well as competition and consumer lawsuits involving companies including Google, Meta Platforms and Apple. While at MLex Laurel has also reported boardroom disputes and shareholder campaigns agitating for changes to company strategy. Laurel joined MLex in 2013 and reported for five years on European energy and climate policies from Brussels. In that time, Laurel covered the regulation of emissions and technological developments pertaining to the energy sector within the EU, as well as the Paris agreement in 2015. A graduate of the University of Liverpool, Laurel studied English and French before beginning a career in journalism with MLex.

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