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$23.6M Vocation class action bill might have been ‘materially lower’, judge says
Class Actions 2021-07-23 11:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has approved a $50 million settlement in a shareholder class action against failed training company Vocation and auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers, but questioned whether the […]

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Google to try its hand at staying Epic Games competition suit after Apple fails
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-07-23 1:41 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Google is pressing forward with an application to stay Fortnite game maker Epic Games’ competition lawsuit over its Google Play store terms, despite the Full Court rejecting a similar move by Apple.

Lorna Jane hit with $5M penalty for misleading COVID-19 activewear claims
Coronavirus 2021-07-23 2:43 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has hit women’s activewear company Lorna Jane with a $5 million penalty for representing to consumers during the height of the coronavirus crisis last year that its activewear would protect them from viruses including COVID-19.

Seven launches courtroom battle to save ‘7Now’ trade mark
Intellectual Property 2021-07-23 1:58 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Seven Network has filed Federal Court proceedings after convenience store chain 7-Eleven succeeded in having its ‘7NOW’ trade mark removed for non-use.

Judge lets two Boral class actions run, but warns about potential lawyer conflicts
Class Actions 2021-07-21 11:59 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has denied a law firm’s bid to stay a rival’s closed shareholder class action against construction giant Boral but warned courts must be […]

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ISignthis CEO John Karantzis takes ATO to court to get $4.2M shaved off tax bill
Tax 2021-07-19 10:21 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

ISignthis CEO John Karantzis has filed court proceedings against the ATO seeking to have $4.2 million lopped off his tax bill for the 2015 financial […]

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Noni B owner appeals ruling ordering it to hand over docs to ACMA
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2021-07-19 1:16 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Mosaic Brands has appealed a ruling ordering it to comply with a request for documents from the Australian Communications and Media Authority over its potential violations […]

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ASIC drops criminal probe into AMP over fees for no service conduct
Financial Services 2021-07-16 2:24 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has dropped its criminal investigation of AMP over its fees-for-no-service conduct which was aired during the banking royal commission. […]

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Witness who won’t undergo quarantine can testify by video link in ex-Quintis boss’ trial
ASIC 2021-07-16 4:36 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has allowed a key US-based witness in ASIC’s case against former Quintis director Frank Wilson who will not submit to 14 days in […]

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Settlement reached in Takata airbags class actions
Class Actions 2021-07-13 11:55 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Six of the world’s largest car makers have agreed to settle class actions accusing them of selling cars with deadly Takata airbags. The in-principle settlements […]

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