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AWU fined $150,000 for inflating membership numbers
Employment 2020-08-12 3:20 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has slugged the Australia Workers’ Union with a $148,100 fine for artificially boosting member numbers in what he said was a “serious departure” […]

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AMP, CBA and Westpac accused of FOFA breaches in new class actions
Class Actions 2020-08-10 5:10 pm By Christine Caulfield

AMP, Commonwealth Bank and Westpac are facing potential class actions over commissions grandfathered by the FoFA reforms and the firms alleged failure to protect client […]

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ASIC drops investigation of former AMP chair Catherine Brenner
Financial Services 2020-08-10 9:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

The corporate regulator will not take former AMP chair Catherine Brenner to court after investigating her conduct as part of probes that are expected to […]

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Mayne Pharma faces potential class action over US antitrust case
Class Actions 2020-08-10 3:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

ASX-listed generic drug maker Mayne Pharma is facing a possible shareholder class action over disclosures related to US price-fixing allegations against the ASX-listed company. Law […]

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High Court won’t hear appeal by ex-Storm Financial directors
Appeals 2020-08-07 9:34 pm By Christine Caulfield

The High Court has denied a special leave application by the former directors of defunct financial advisory Storm Financial, after the Full Federal Court upheld […]

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Silk Norman O’Bryan likely to face further scrutiny after admissions in Banksia class action
Analysis 2020-08-06 9:06 pm By Christine Caulfield

Barrister Norman O’Bryan has accepted that he should be struck from the roll of legal practitioners after dropping his defence mid-trial against claims of professional […]

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Deloitte faces age discrimination case by 63-year-old partner
Employment 2020-08-06 10:47 pm By Christine Caulfield

A 63-year-old partner of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu is suing the accounting giant and CEO Richard Deutsch alleging the firm’s mandatory retirement policy is discriminatory and […]

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Not OK: Counselling app Lyf accuses smartphone maker Mintt of infringing trade mark for OK hand sign
Intellectual Property 2020-08-04 2:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

Counselling app Lyf is suing smartphone maker Mintt for allegedly infringing on a trade mark it owns for the universal OK hand gesture, saying Mintt’s […]

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Former financial adviser gets six years in jail for $1.86M Ponzi scheme
White Collar 2020-08-04 4:14 pm By Christine Caulfield

Former financial adviser Graeme Miller has been jailed for six years after pleading guilty to misappropriating $1.865 million in client funds in what a judge […]

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Commonwealth Bank, Westpac’s BT face potential class actions over insurance ‘rort’
Class Actions 2020-07-31 4:16 pm By Christine Caulfield

Shine Lawyers is investigating two new class actions against Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Westpac’s BT Funds Management over allegedly excessive insurance premiums, a week […]

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