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‘Serious neglect’: Disciplinary board cancels Halifax auditor’s registration
Financial Services 2021-09-16 3:59 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The former lead auditor of stockbroker Halifax Investment Services, whose 2018 collapse resulted in $200 million in investor losses, has had his registration cancelled following […]

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ME Bank could face $100M penalty in first of its kind criminal prosecution
Financial Services 2021-09-15 10:35 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Members Equity Bank faces a potential multi-million dollar fine if it is found guilty of misleading home loan customers in the first criminal prosecution under […]

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Puma launches appeal against Caterpillar trade mark decision
Intellectual Property 2021-09-15 11:17 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Sportswear brand Puma has launched an appeal against a Federal Court decision that found it’s ‘Procat’ trade mark was deceptively similar to US machinery manufacturer […]

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Ratepayers score first class action win in Queensland Supreme Court
Class Actions 2021-09-14 6:36 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A local government has been ordered to repay its residents the tens of thousands of dollars they spent on an invalid canal maintenance levy, in […]

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Class action probe results in redress scheme for women injured by disgraced doctor
Class Actions 2021-09-14 3:37 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Hundreds of women who suffered “chaos and devastation” at the hands of former surgeon Emil Gayed will be entitled to compensation after class action law […]

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‘Curious choice’ to sue PwC and not Baker McKenzie, judge says
Accounting 2021-09-13 2:00 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Chinese lender Aoyin must pay PricewaterhouseCoopers’ legal costs for a vacated trial after Aoyin’s eleventh hour decision to join Baker McKenzie to a $10 million […]

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ACCC to probe Apple Pay restrictions on banks
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-09-13 2:26 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is investigating competition concerns about Apple’s refusal to allow third party access to the near-field communication chip that allows […]

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ACCC says Qantas, Japan Airlines alliance could cause prices to soar
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-09-13 5:06 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A proposed alliance between Qantas and Japan Airlines has failed to take flight after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said the coordination of flights […]

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Hog’s Breath Cafe says franchisees behind class action ‘crying poor’ to avoid security
Class Actions 2021-09-10 10:16 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Franchisees of Hog’s Breath Cafe restaurant chain have been accused of “crying poor” by claiming COVID-19 robbed their restaurants of the cash flow required to […]

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First hearing in mandatory COVID-19 vaccination legal challenge draws big crowd
Coronavirus 2021-09-09 5:09 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A judge has found three lawsuits contesting compulsory COVID-19 vaccination orders by the New South Wales health minister should be heard together given the importance […]

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