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RMBL ordered to retract comments ‘encouraging’ class members to opt-out
Class Actions May 24, 2019 5:59 pm By Amelia Birnie

Mortgage lending and investment firm RMBL Investments has been ordered to  withdraw all communications with its customers that encouraged them to opt-out of a consumer […]

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‘Fantastic, in the true sense of the word’: judge slams Appco class action funder’s 40% cut
Class Actions May 16, 2019 9:19 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has raised serious concerns about the proposed commission by the funder behind a $90 million sham contracting class action against fundraiser Appco, slamming […]

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‘Cranky’ judge set to order ex-Parramatta Council boss, Fairfax to mediation again
Defamation May 1, 2019 6:33 pm By Amelia Birnie

The defamation case of sacked CEO of Sydney’s City of Parramatta Council against Fairfax Media is “susceptible to settlement”, a judge said Wedneday as he […]

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Judge hits funder-backed Appco class action with costs despite ‘no costs’ rule
Class Actions May 31, 2019 5:07 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has hit the applicant in a sham contracting class action against Appco with costs for forcing the company to file a defence to […]

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Garuda hit with $19M penalty for air cargo price-fixing
Competition & Consumer Protection May 30, 2019 10:46 am By Amelia Birnie

Indonesian national airline Garuda has been slapped with a $19 million penalty in the ACCC’s decade-long global cartel case over air cargo price-fixing, bringing the […]

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Regulator flexes new super powers over troubled IOOF entities
Financial Services May 22, 2019 8:34 pm By Amelia Birnie

The threat of civil penalties is growing for troubled financial services provider IOOF, after the prudential regulator used its new superannuation powers to issue directions […]

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Trial date at risk as Iluka Resources class races to lock in new funder
Class Actions May 16, 2019 4:53 pm By Amelia Birnie

The applicants in the Iluka Resources investor class action have just 14 days to sort out their funding troubles and provide a $1.25 million security, […]

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APRA ordered to hand over ASIC chats about IOOF exec
Financial Services May 14, 2019 9:06 pm By Amelia Birnie

APRA has been ordered to hand over all of its correspondence with fellow regulator ASIC relating to former IOOF chairman George Venardos, as he prepares […]

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No more shots in Russian vodka trade marks case
Intellectual Property May 30, 2019 9:33 pm By Amelia Birnie

A dispute over allegedly stolen Russian vodka trade marks has been permanently stayed as an abuse of process, after the Russian Federation failed to provide […]

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Singaporean company to be dragged into Hill & Smith road safety barrier patent dispute
Intellectual Property May 29, 2019 9:01 pm By Amelia Birnie

UK-based building products giant Hill & Smith Holdings wants to drag a Singaporean entity into its road safety patent dispute with Australian company Safe Barriers, […]

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