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QRx Pharma shareholders to get small slice of $7M class action settlement
Class Actions 2020-08-11 10:18 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A former QRx Pharma director’s prediction that shareholders would not receive “anything of consequence” from a class action settlement has proven true, with only a […]

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ACCC delays decision on $3B Google, Fitbit merger
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-08-11 12:19 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has delayed it decision on whether to block Google’s $3 billion tie-up with fitness device company Fitbit to allow time for the European Union to investigate the proposed merger.

Mom behind viral bullying video hits Daily Telegraph publisher with defamation lawsuit
Defamation 2020-08-05 3:46 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

An Australian mother who posted a viral video of her son, who suffers from achondroplasia dwarfism, following a bullying incident has hit the Daily Telegraph’s […]

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ACCC takes Sumo Power to court for alleged pricing bait and switch
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-08-05 1:21 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has initiated proceedings against Victorian electric utility Sumo Power for allegedly luring customers with the promise of discounts and […]

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BNY Mellon unit convicted in first criminal case over handling of client money
White Collar 2020-08-05 10:32 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Bank of New York Mellon unit Pershing has become the first company in Australia to be convicted of criminal charges for breaching regulations requiring AFSL […]

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Gilbert + Tobin faces appeal by Sydney businessman Charif Kazal
Appeals 2020-08-03 1:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Sydney businessmen Charif and Tarek Kazal have appealed a ruling that found their claims against Gilbert + Tobin over an alleged dishonest scheme to rob […]

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Law firm to drop class action against Pitcher Partners over Slater and Gordon audits
Class Actions 2020-07-30 2:27 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The law firm behind a long-running class action against Pitcher Partners over its auditing of Slater and Gordon is seeking court approval to drop the […]

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ACCC loses appeal in TPG ‘prepayment’ case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-07-30 3:13 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has come up short in its challenge to a ruling that dismissed its case against TPG over contract terms […]

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‘Extraordinary circumstances’: ACCC blesses Rex’s ongoing coordination with Qantas, Virgin
Coronavirus 2020-07-30 3:40 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has extended an authorisation allowing Regional Express to coordinate with Qantas and Virgin on certain regional routines during the […]

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Funder’s fees put in context
Opinion 2020-07-29 10:20 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The Murray Goulburn class action, which was taken on behalf of aggrieved unit holders in the dairy business and settled late last year, has attracted […]

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