August 27, 2007
Austal sues Incat
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) reports that Western Australian ship builder Austal Ships has launched action in the Federal Court against the Tasmanian company Incat.
The ABC report says that Austal alleges the Incat breached Australia's Trade Practices Act and the Copyright Act by sending confidential reports about the performance of one of Austal's ships to a Norwegian ferry company.
Austal says the contents of the report were false.
A directions hearing was held in the Federal Court last month to determine if Austal had enough evidence to sue Incat.
The company has now filed proceedings, seeking financial damages and other orders including corrective advertising.
A longer report appears in the West Australian newspaper.