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ACCC launches competition case against NSW Ports over 50-year deal with state
Competition & Consumer Protection December 10, 2018 10:34 am By Christine Caulfield

The competition watchdog is taking NSW Ports to court alleging a 50-year agreement with the state, signed when Port Botany and Port Kembla were privatised […]

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Maurice Blackburn may get $5.8M in $16.4M Cash Converters settlement
Class Actions December 10, 2018 9:10 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Maurice Blackburn stands to walk away with $5.8 million for its work on a consumer class action against Cash Converters that resulted in a $16.4 million settlement.

D’Aquino Bros says it can prove its Scotch Whisky is the real deal
Intellectual Property December 10, 2018 9:01 pm By Christine Caulfield

Defending against a fourth trade mark infringement lawsuit by the UK’s Scotch Whisky Association, Australian liquor retailer D’Aquino Bros has told a court all of its Scotch Whisky was distilled in Scotland, and it has the paperwork to prove it.

IOOF’s Chairman, CEO step down in wake of APRA action
Financial Services December 10, 2018 2:06 pm By Christine Caulfield

IOOF’s chairman and CEO are stepping down to defend against a Federal Court action by Australia’s financial regulator seeking to have them, along with three other executives of the embattled wealth manager, disqualified from acting as superannuation trustees.

IOOF faces action by APRA, potential shareholder lawsuit
Financial Services December 7, 2018 10:51 pm By Christine Caulfield

Australia’s financial regulator is seeking to have top executives and directors of IOOF disqualified from acting as superannuation trustees, the watchdog said Friday, as Shine […]

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Hastie liquidators offer to settle with builders over $124M in unpaid bills
Construction December 7, 2018 7:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

Hastie Group’s liquidators have offered to drop their $124 million case against two dozen major builders if the companies agree to pay an undisclosed sum […]

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Ex-RBA official Christian Boillot jailed for 2.5 years over bribery scandal
White Collar December 6, 2018 2:46 pm By Christine Caulfield

Former Reserve Bank of Australia official Christian Boillot was sentenced Thursday to a two and a half years’ suspended jail term over his role in […]

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High Court rejects CFMMEU’s appeal of $306,000 fine
Construction December 6, 2018 11:33 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy union has lost its bid to be heard by the High Court of Australia after an appeals court […]

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Ramsay Health Care’s Nuramel trade mark beats off challenge
Intellectual Property December 6, 2018 1:49 pm By Christine Caulfield

Ramsay Health Care has defeated a challenge to its Nuramel trade mark for a brand of infant formula, with IP Australia saying while the mark […]

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As AMP royal commission witness retires, class action parade begins
Class Actions December 5, 2018 10:35 pm By Christine Caulfield

AMP’s advice executive Jack Regan, the witness who aired the firm’s fees-for-no-service dirty laundry at the Royal Commission, has retired, a day before five law […]

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