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Prosecutors take axe to Country Care criminal cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection May 21, 2019 10:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions has pared its criminal cartel case against Country Care Group and two individuals, cutting over 100 charges in an […]

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High Court to clarify meaning of ‘officer’ under Corporations Act
Appeals May 21, 2019 2:46 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has granted ASIC special leave to appeal a judgment that let a former director of Gold Coast finance company MFS Group partially […]

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Oaktree places Blue Sky into receivership amid class action threat
Restructuring & Insolvency May 20, 2019 11:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

US hedge fund Oaktree Capital has placed fund manager Blue Sky Alternative Investments into receivership, following a tumultuous period marked by the loss of senior […]

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Nine settles defamation suit by plastic surgeon over fatal nose job article
Defamation May 20, 2019 1:34 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Nine Entertainment Company has resolved a defamation lawsuit brought by a prominent Sydney cosmetic surgeon over an article that appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald […]

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GSK narrowly defeats ACCC’s case over revised Osteo Gel packaging
Competition & Consumer Protection May 17, 2019 11:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

GlaxoSmithKline has defeated claims by the ACCC that revised packaging for its now-discontinued pain killer Osteo Gel misled consumers. The drug maker will face penalties […]

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BASF sues to stamp out alleged infringement of termite control patent
Intellectual Property May 17, 2019 2:41 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Chemicals giant BASF has dragged an Australian pest control company to court for allegedly violating its patent for an underground termite control system. In a […]

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ACCC issues mea culpa after TPG, Vodafone merger gaffe
Competition & Consumer Protection May 16, 2019 10:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has apologised for botching the announcement of its plan to block the $15 billion merger of TPG and Vodafone, […]

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Class actions still loom as ASIC drops probe into Blue Sky
Class Actions May 15, 2019 9:28 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has dropped its probe into Blue Sky over possible violations of its continuous disclosure obligations, but the fund manager […]

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Viva Energy can’t block arbitration in oil tanker dispute, judge says
Arbitration May 14, 2019 3:18 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has sent a dispute between oil giant Viva Energy and a Panama-based oil transporter over petroleum allegedly contaminated during transport into arbitration. In […]

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ASIC wants Merlin Diamonds wound up over $13M in unauthorised loans
Restructuring & Insolvency May 14, 2019 10:25 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission wants ASX-listed diamond mining company Merlin Diamonds wound up, expressing concerns about the company’s solvency and over $13 million […]

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