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Debt-laden fintech Squirrel can’t block receiver appointment
Restructuring & Insolvency July 2, 2019 9:17 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has refused to grant an injunction stopping the appointment of receivers to Australian cloud-based superannuation fund manager Squirrel Ltd, describing the company’s financial […]

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Clive Palmer’s co. faces setback in winding up battle over Queensland time-share scheme
Restructuring & Insolvency June 25, 2019 4:54 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has refused to separately hear an application by a Clive Palmer-controlled company to wind up a time-share scheme at Queensland’s Palmer Coolum Resort, […]

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Domino’s hit with underpayment class action
Class Actions June 25, 2019 1:31 pm By Amelia Birnie

Domino’s Pizza says it will defend a class action filed against it on behalf of thousands of delivery drivers and in-store workers who were allegedly […]

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Hundreds of privileged advice docs accidentally disclosed in Radio Rentals class action
Class Actions June 21, 2019 6:59 pm By Amelia Birnie

Lawyers for Radio Rentals are trying to take back hundreds of potentially privileged documents in a consumer class action over the company’s ‘Rent, Try, $1 […]

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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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Red Rich Fruits amends contracts with growers amid ACCC concerns
Competition & Consumer Protection June 25, 2019 5:25 pm By Amelia Birnie

Australian fresh fruit trader Red Rich Fruits has agreed to change potentially unfair contract terms that forced growers to provide credits for rejected fruit, amid […]

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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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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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Queensland law firm says excessive fees class action ‘costing them a fortune’
Class Actions June 27, 2019 8:14 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has told the lead plaintiff in a class action over allegedly excessive legal fees to get their “house in order”, amid complaints by […]

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Third time unlucky: Mortgage firm loses another bid to stifle derivative suit over Macquarie sale
Securities June 26, 2019 2:25 pm By Amelia Birnie

An appeals court has dismissed a third attempt by directors of mortgage aggregator Connective Group to stifle a shareholder’s derivative lawsuit over a restructure that […]

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