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Dick Smith shareholder must join class action to pursue claims, judge says
Class Actions November 20, 2018 11:17 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Dick Smith shareholder has lost his bid to bring a separate proceeding against the failed home goods retailer while two class actions are afoot. […]

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Ex-CFO said Rio Tinto reserve write down would be ‘worse by far than expected’, ASIC claims
Corporate November 13, 2018 11:21 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission claims Rio Tinto’s former CFO was referring to the write down for the reserves for two coal assets that […]

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Government to block $13B Chinese takeover of Australian gas network
Competition & Consumer Protection November 8, 2018 12:35 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Morrison Government plans to block the $13 billion acquisition of Australian energy infrastructure business APA Group by a Hong Kong group of companies led […]

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Fueltrac to sue Queensland over copyright for pump price report
Intellectual Property November 7, 2018 11:35 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Federal Court will hear a dispute between Fueltrac and the State of Queensland over the copyright for the fuel data reporting company’s monthly pump […]

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Aussie winemakers lose challenge to ‘Avola’ geographical indication mark
Intellectual Property November 6, 2018 3:13 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A group representing Australian winemakers has lost its objection to the European Commission’s plan to register ‘Avola’ as a mark of geographical indication for wine. […]

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Aboriginal art supplier misled consumers with Indonesian-made fakes, judge finds
Competition & Consumer Protection October 24, 2018 9:52 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has found an Aboriginal art and souvenir supplier misled consumers by creating the false impression its products were made in¬†Australia by Indigenous people, […]

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Geoffrey Rush ‘demonised by untruths’, court told at start of defamation trial
Trials October 22, 2018 7:03 pm By Miklos Bolza

Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush has told a court he endured “the worst 11 months” of his life following the publication of two Daily Telegraph articles […]

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Arrium creditors can get docs for potential litigation over $2.3B collapse
Energy & Natural Resources October 17, 2018 11:25 pm By Christine Caulfield

Creditors of the failed Arrium Group have won access to documents handed over by third parties to the company’s administrators for possible civil proceedings against […]

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Ex-CBA banker to stand trial for role in $170M home loan fraud scheme
White Collar October 12, 2018 4:49 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A former mobile lender with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia will stand trial for his alleged role in a massive $170 million home loan fraud […]

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Titus Day files cross-claim seeking commissions from Guy Sebastian
Competition & Consumer Protection October 11, 2018 2:49 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The management company owned by Titus Day has fired back at a lawsuit filed by singer Guy Sebastian, claiming it’s still owed commissions for appearances […]

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