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Second combustible cladding class action targets panel supplier Fairview
Product Liability June 18, 2019 1:42 pm By Amelia Birnie

A second combustible cladding class action has been launched, this time against Fairview Architectural, the Australian manufacturer of Vitrabond polyethylene cladding, which it claims has […]

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Former MFS boss gets 10% off penalty for $147.5M misappropriation
Appeals June 18, 2019 8:55 pm By Amelia Birnie

A court has trimmed 10% off a $300,000 penalty against the former CEO of failed Gold Coast finance company MFS Group, after he successfully argued his role in the misappropriation of $147.5 million in trust funds was not as an officer of the company.

PTTEP loses bid to stop farmers using the word ‘oil’ in Montarra oil spill class action trial
Class Actions June 18, 2019 8:37 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge overseeing a trial in a class action over the Montarra oil spill has ruled it necessary for Indonesian seaweed farmers to use the word “oil” in their evidence, after oil company PTTEP tried to argue they were not qualified to identify the substance.

Judge has ‘no sympathy’ for ACCC’s attempt to block Ultra Tune appeal
Competition & Consumer Protection June 17, 2019 4:15 pm By Amelia Birnie

Ultra Tune has been given the go-ahead to challenge a $2.6 million penalty for alleged breaches of franchising and consumer laws, after a judge said […]

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Government to fund examination of JM Kelly’s web of inter-company loans
Restructuring & Insolvency June 17, 2019 5:25 pm By Amelia Birnie

The Commonwealth has agreed to fund a public examination into the affairs of collapsed Queensland-based construction group JM Kelly, after liquidators uncovered a complicated web […]

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Privilege not waived by Allens lawyer’s inadvertent disclosure, court says
Energy & Natural Resources June 7, 2019 9:26 pm By Amelia Birnie

A court has ordered the plaintiffs in a coal mine development contract dispute to destroy unredacted copies of privileged legal advice that were inadvertently disclosed […]

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Uber drivers are not employees, Fair Work Ombudsman finds
Employment June 7, 2019 9:08 pm By Amelia Birnie

Unions have called for urgent legislative reform after the Fair Work Ombudsman declined to take compliance action against Uber, finding that the ride-share giant’s drivers […]

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Lottoland sues ACMA after jackpot betting services ruled unlawful
Media June 7, 2019 9:31 pm By Amelia Birnie

Lottoland has commenced proceedings against the Australian Communications and Media Authority, after the watchdog found that the lottery website’s jackpot betting services, including US Millions […]

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Ex-CEO accuses Radio Rentals of withholding documents crucial to class action defence
Class Actions June 6, 2019 6:13 pm By Amelia Birnie

The former CEO of Radio Rentals, who has been dragged into a class action against the company, claims he can’t properly defend himself because his […]

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IOOF execs slam APRA for last-minute discovery as trial looms
Financial Services June 6, 2019 7:47 pm By Amelia Birnie

Former executives of wealth manager IOOF facing disqualification proceedings by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority have criticised the prudential regulator for a late and extensive […]

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