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J Hutchinson antitrust lawsuit result of 'unfortunate, lawful misunderstanding,' Australian court hears

By Laurel Henning
  • 12 Oct 2021 02:21
  • 12 Oct 2021 02:21
Australian construction company J Hutchinson’s termination of a contract with Waterproofing Industries Queensland , or WPI, was the result of a misunderstanding, rather than an illegal boycott arrangement, an Australian court has heard.
Lawyer Ruth Higgins, who appeared before a virtual hearing of the Federal Court of Australia today on

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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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