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APRA loses case against IOOF over alleged misuse of $6.1M in members’ reserve funds
Financial Services September 20, 2019 10:04 am By Amelia Birnie

A judge has thrown out the prudential regulator’s case against IOOF over the alleged misuse of $6.1 million in superannuation reserve funds, in the first […]

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Ultra Tune wins $590K reduction in appeal of ‘manifestly excessive’ franchising penalty
Competition & Consumer Protection September 20, 2019 11:58 am By Amelia Birnie

National car repair franchise Ultra Tune has successfully appealed what it claimed was a “manifestly excessive” penalty for breaches of the Franchising Code of Conduct, with the Full Federal Court reducing the company’s $2.6 million fine by $590,000.

National law firm slams ex-partner’s ‘sorry story’ for delays in bringing sex discrimination case
Employment September 19, 2019 10:11 pm By Amelia Birnie

A national Australian law firm has asked the Federal Court to throw out a sex discrimination claim filed against it by a former partner, on the grounds that no excuse had been provided for her delay in making a complaint other than “a fairly sorry story”.

Holding Redlich partner defends ‘good lawyer’ reputation at political donations inquiry
Legal Ethics September 18, 2019 9:17 pm By Amelia Birnie

Holding Redlich national managing partner Ian Robertson has defended his reputation as a “good lawyer” while being cross-examined at ICAC over cover-up advice he strenuously […]

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VW settles landmark dieselgate class actions for up to $127M
Class Actions September 16, 2019 10:28 am By Amelia Birnie

After four years of litigation, the Volkswagen diesel emissions class actions have reached an in-principle settlement of up to $127.1 million, with affected consumers expected […]

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Bannister Law told to pipe down from ‘back of the bus’ in VW dieselgate class actions settlement
Class Actions September 16, 2019 10:15 pm By Amelia Birnie

Boutique class action firm Bannister Law has been told “not to make too much noise” from its spot at “the back of the bus” in […]

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‘That’s something that happens in Victoria’: NSW judge hesitant to reallocate VW class actions settlement approval
Class Actions September 16, 2019 10:22 pm By Amelia Birnie

The judge overseeing multiple class actions against Volkswagen over its dieselgate emissions scandal has said he will “need persuading” before reallocating the settlement approval to […]

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‘Must be April Fool’s day’: judge slams 120 common questions ‘joke’ in botched breast implant class action
Class Actions September 13, 2019 8:05 pm By Amelia Birnie

The judge overseeing a class action against The Cosmetic Institute over allegedly botched breast enhancement surgery has queried whether the plaintiffs were playing an “April […]

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‘The truth will prevail’: activist short seller Bonitas welcomes Rural Funds legal action
Securities September 13, 2019 1:59 pm By Amelia Birnie

Activist US short seller Bonitas Research has welcomed legal action filed against it by agricultural fund manager Rural Funds Group as a chance for “investors […]

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Judge slams NRMA’s ‘intrusion’ on industrial jurisdiction with consumer suit
Competition & Consumer Protection September 12, 2019 1:58 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has thrown out the NRMA’s consumer case against the maritime union over its Sydney fast ferry campaign, ruling that a verdict in favour […]

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