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Courts to up scrutiny of group member returns in class action settlements, report says
Class Actions September 20, 2019 9:07 pm By Christine Caulfield

Expect increasing emphasis by judges on how much class action members will pocket, as scrutiny of settlements in representative proceedings continues to ramp up, says […]

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ASIC wins highest ever penalty against individual in $40M investment scam case
ASIC September 19, 2019 9:59 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has permanently banned the director of financial services firm Gallop International from the industry and proposed a record $3 million fine after the […]

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Law firms offer to join forces in competing Lendlease class actions
Class Actions September 18, 2019 1:05 pm By Christine Caulfield

The plaintiffs firms running rival shareholder class actions against construction giant Lendlease have pitched a proposal to join their competing cases, a plan that should […]

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Steel giant BlueScope could face criminal charges over alleged cartel
Competition & Consumer Protection September 18, 2019 10:08 pm By Christine Caulfield

Prosecutors are weighing criminal charges over alleged cartel conduct the subject of a price-fixing case by the ACCC against BlueScope Steel and former general manager […]

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Federal Government to face class action over ‘illegal’ Centrelink robodebt scheme
Class Actions September 17, 2019 9:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Federal Government is facing a class action over its Centrelink robodebt scheme that alleges 400,000 notices issued by Centrelink since 2016 have illegally sought […]

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Judgment looms for IOOF execs in APRA’s disqualification case
Financial Services September 17, 2019 11:53 am By Christine Caulfield

Five IOOF executives will learn their fate this week when a judge rules on a disqualification bid by the prudential regulator, the first judgment to […]

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ABC keeps up fight for federal police docs behind search warrant
Article September 17, 2019 10:26 pm By Christine Caulfield

The ABC is challenging a court ruling last month that rejected its bid to access documents behind the Australian Federal Police’s warrant to search its […]

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Groundhog day for privacy tort
Expert Insights September 17, 2019 2:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

In its recent Digital Platforms Inquiry – Final Report, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission recommended that a new statutory cause of action be created […]

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‘Powerful and influential’ media cos. don’t need ACCC hand-holding, Facebook says
Competition & Consumer Protection September 16, 2019 8:46 pm By Christine Caulfield

Facebook has come out against some of the competition watchdog’s recommendations in its final digital inquiry report and warned against the risk of pandering to […]

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High Court asked to take up personal leave case after shift workers’ victory
Employment September 16, 2019 9:40 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Federal Government wants the High Court to weigh in on a landmark ruling last month that found food manufacturing giant Mondelez was short-changing its […]

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