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Westpac settles class action over alleged Ponzi scheme
Class Actions June 12, 2019 8:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

Banking giant Westpac has settled an investor class action brought by Levitt Robinson for its alleged role in an unregistered managed investment scheme. The settlement […]

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ASIC narrowly loses High Court appeal in outback book-up case
Appeals June 12, 2019 8:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has narrowly lost its High Court appeal of a ruling that found the owner of a South Australian outback […]

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ASIC loses market manipulation case against NAB contractor Whitebox
Securities June 11, 2019 4:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has lost its market manipulation action against Whitebox Trading and its director Johannes Boshoff, with the court finding it […]

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Copyright Tribunal overstepped with amended Foxtel licence, says Full Court
Intellectual Property June 11, 2019 3:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Copyright Tribunal erred by including rights in a reissued Foxtel licence agreement that fell outside the authority of the licence grant holder, the Phonographic […]

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NSW Ports weighs stay bid in competition case as it battles similar ACCC proceedings
Competition & Consumer Protection June 11, 2019 2:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

A second competition lawsuit brought against NSW Ports could be stayed or consolidated with a case launched by the competition regulator over an agreement to […]

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Judge says sorry for delayed Osteo Gel judgment as penalty hearing set for 2020
Competition & Consumer Protection June 7, 2019 12:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has apologised for “upsetting the applecart” and taking “too long” to publish his judgment in the consumer regulator’s case against GlaxoSmithKline […]

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Sydney law firm to countersue ex-clients in dispute over $4.45M Westpac settlement offer
Employment June 7, 2019 9:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Sydney-based law firm is planning to file a cross-claim seeking legal costs from five former clients it represented in an employment lawsuit against Westpac, […]

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East Timor tries again to shut down case over $328M fuel supply contract
Energy & Natural Resources June 7, 2019 9:47 pm By Miklos Bolza

The government of East Timor will appeal a Victorian Supreme Court judgment dismissing its application to throw out a case brought by oil and gas […]

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Ex-HWL Ebsworth partner wins $450,000 for ‘irrational’ termination
Employment June 6, 2019 9:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former partner expelled from HWL Ebsworth has been awarded $450,000 in damages after the NSW Supreme Court found the reasons for the termination were […]

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7-Eleven class actions launch second bid to limit communications with franchisees
Franchise June 5, 2019 3:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

After a first failed attempt, two class actions against 7-Eleven are trying again to restrict communications between the convenience store giant and franchisees ahead of […]

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