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Halifax auditor faces first criminal charges over auditing breaches
White Collar 2021-06-08 1:49 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Criminal charges have been laid against the auditor of stockbroker Halifax Investment Services, whose 2008 collapse left around $200 million in client funds trapped, in […]

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NSW Deputy Premier sues YouTube star Jordan Shanks for ‘smear campaign’
Defamation 2021-05-28 10:01 pm By Christine Caulfield

NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro has followed through on his threat to sue YouTuber Jordan Shanks for defamation over videos that allegedly implied the politician […]

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In victory for Glencore, High Court won’t weigh in on landmark transfer pricing ruling
Tax 2021-05-26 11:03 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has denied the ATO’s request that it weigh in on Australia’s transfer pricing regime, leaving in place a Full Court victory for […]

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Arnott’s, Goodman Fielder lay down swords in ‘Plantry’ trade mark battle
Intellectual Property 2021-05-26 8:50 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Arnott’s and Campbells have settled a lawsuit brought by Goodman Fielder accusing them of infringing its ‘Plantry’ mark under which it sells plant-based frozen meals, […]

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Judge baulks at law firm’s $13.8M bill in settled Woolworths class action
Class Actions 2021-05-20 9:24 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has refused to sign off on $13.8 million in fees sought by law firm Maurice Blackburn as part of a $44.5 million settlement […]

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Class action barristers elevated to Victoria Supreme Court
Courts 2021-05-18 11:08 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The lead counsel in class actions against AMP and Vocation and a silk who worked on the landmark Black Saturday bushfire class actions are the […]

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Virgin Australia dodges lawsuit by passengers served perfume water
Personal injury 2021-05-12 9:40 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Virgin Australia has defeated a lawsuit brought by two passengers who were served water which allegedly contained perfume, with a judge finding that their subsequent […]

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Megasave hit with $1.9M penalty for misleading prospective franchisees
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-04-29 3:37 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has imposed a $1.9 million penalty against Megasave Couriers after the delivery company was found to have misled franchisees with false promises of […]

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AFR apologises to iSignThis as defamation case settles
Defamation 2021-04-22 3:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The publisher of the Australian Financial Review has settled a defamation lawsuit by iSignthis CEO John Karantzis over an article by Rear Window columnist Joe […]

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Settlement reached in former real estate partner’s feud with Piper Alderman
Business of Law 2021-04-21 1:18 pm By Christine Caulfield

Piper Alderman has settled a dispute with a former partner who claimed the law firm discriminated against her when she was ousted from the partnership. […]

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