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Avanteos faces multi-million dollar penalty in landmark criminal case over dead members
Financial Services 2021-12-08 3:09 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Former Commonwealth Bank subsidiary Avanteos Investments Limited pleaded guilty on Wednesday to charging up to $700,000 in fees to hundreds of deceased superannuation fund members. […]

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Hall & Wilcox picks up three lawyers after ‘sad’ closure of 102-year-old Perth firm
Business of Law 2021-12-08 12:49 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Hall & Wilcox is strengthening its presence in Western Australia with the appointment of three lawyers nabbed from the now-closed commercial law firm Kott Gunning. […]

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Class action accuses McDonald’s of denying workers unpaid rest breaks
Employment 2021-12-07 1:02 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Fast food giant McDonald’s has been hit with a class action alleging it systematically failed to provide employees with paid 10 minute rest breaks. The […]

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Social media surgeon accused of ‘barbaric, botched’ procedures faces class action investigation
Class Actions 2021-12-07 11:46 am By Bianca Hrovat

Sydney-based plastic surgeon Daniel Lanzer is facing a potential class action lawsuit in the wake of a damning Four Corners investigation which accused him of […]

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Linchpin director loses second shot at staying appeal of 5-year ban
Financial Services 2021-12-07 5:47 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Former Linchpin Capital director Peter Eugene Daly has come up short in his second bid to stay his appeal of a ruling that banned him […]

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On trial for ‘parody of court hearing’, judge says he made a mistake
Trials 2021-12-06 9:25 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A Federal Circuit Court judge has hit back at accusations he conducted “the grossest parody of a court hearing” when he unlawfully imprisoned a Queensland […]

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Judge denies ‘hostility’ towards COVID-19 vaccine mandate challengers
Coronavirus 2021-12-03 5:14 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Victorian workers challenging the government’s health directions requiring workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 have lost their second bid to disqualify the judge hearing the […]

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WiseTech reaches settlement in freight forwarder’s restraint of trade case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-12-03 1:12 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Freight forwarding company Mondiale has dropped its court action against WiseTech Global alleging the logistics firm breached competition law by misusing its substantial market power. […]

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‘No prospects of success’: Judge tosses COVID-19 class action over Victoria’s botched hotel quarantine
Class Actions 2021-12-02 11:43 am By Bianca Hrovat

Two landmark class actions seeking damages from the Victorian government for economic losses suffered during last year’s second wave of COVID-19 have been thrown out, […]

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Coles taken to court by FWO over $115M in staff underpayments
Employment 2021-12-02 2:27 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Fair Work Ombudsman has taken supermarket giant Coles to court for allegedly underpaying more than 7,800 staff members $115 million over three years. In […]

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