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ASIC deputy chair Peter Kell calls it quits
Financial Services September 18, 2018 10:09 pm By Christine Caulfield

The deputy chairman of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, Peter Kell, has resigned just five months into a yearlong extension of his contract with […]

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Europcar admits overcharging customers, blames reservation system
Competition & Consumer Protection September 18, 2018 1:00 pm By Christine Caulfield

Europcar has fired back at the consumer watchdog in an enforcement action alleging the car rental company applied excessive payment surcharges on debit and credit […]

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Shareholders to contest Bellamy’s cost-capping bid in class actions
Class Actions September 14, 2018 2:09 pm By Christine Caulfield

A sought-after court order by organic baby food maker Bellamy’s to limit legal costs in two class actions won’t come without a fight, a barrister […]

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Meriton drops appeal of $3M fine for rigging TripAdvisor reviews
Competition & Consumer Protection September 13, 2018 12:44 pm By Christine Caulfield

Meriton has withdrawn its appeal of a ruling that fined the property manager $3 million for manipulating bad reviews on TripAdvisor. The Harry Triguboff-owned company […]

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ASIC doesn’t want to regulate litigation funders
Class Actions September 12, 2018 11:15 pm By Christine Caulfield

Litigation funders should not be regulated by ASIC but by the courts, the corporate watchdog has told the Australian Law Reform Commission in response to proposals […]

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Boral subsidiary fined $30,000 for threatening to sack workforce
Employment September 12, 2018 2:23 pm By Christine Caulfield

A subsidiary of building materials giant Boral was fined $30,000 Wednesday after threatening to sack its entire workforce for voting down proposed changes to an […]

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Alan Jones, radio stations must pay $3.75M for defaming Wagner family
Defamation September 12, 2018 12:31 pm By Christine Caulfield

Broadcaster Alan Jones and two radio stations have been ordered to pay $3.75 million for defaming a prominent Queensland family by blaming them for the […]

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Australia, Canada settle patent fight over commemorative coins
Intellectual Property September 11, 2018 10:55 am By Christine Caulfield

An international IP dispute between the Royal Australian Mint and its Canadian counterpart over a patent for printed commemorative coins has settled, three months after […]

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Disgraced gynaecologist Emil Gayed faces potential class action
Class Actions September 5, 2018 10:37 pm By Christine Caulfield

Plaintiffs law firm Slater & Gordon is considering a class action against gynaecologist Dr. Emil Gayed, who was found guilty of professional misconduct after patients […]

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Commonwealth turns to Big Six firm for toxic foam class action defence
Class Actions September 4, 2018 11:52 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Facing the possibility of more class actions related its use of allegedly toxic firefighting foam at military bases throughout Australia, the Commonwealth has turned to […]

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