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Maurice Blackburn defeats case by State Street over Fearless Girl replica
Intellectual Property 2021-02-25 7:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

Law firm Maurice Blackburn has successfully defended a consumer law and intellectual property lawsuit brought over its use of a replica of the famous Fearless […]

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Grocon ‘reluctantly’ puts construction biz into administration
Construction 2020-11-20 4:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

Property developer Grocon has “reluctantly” put its construction business into administration, blaming the NSW government’s handling of the Central Barangaroo development project which has sparked […]

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Grocon must pay security to pursue $270M lawsuit over Barangaroo development
Construction 2020-09-14 10:37 pm By Christine Caulfield

Australian construction company Grocon has been ordered to pay $1 million in security for costs to continue its pursuit of a $270 million lawsuit against […]

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Maurice Blackburn ignored Fearless Girl artist’s restrictions on replica, State Street says
Intellectual Property 2019-11-25 9:29 pm By Christine Caulfield

Maurice Blackburn disregarded emails by the artist behind the iconic Fearless Girl statue questioning whether she would be breaching her contract with US asset management […]

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APRA won’t appeal loss in IOOF case
Financial Services 2019-10-17 5:08 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority will not challenge a Federal Court ruling that dismissed its case against fund manager IOOF as “unpersuasive”, “fundamentally inadequate” and […]

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APRA defends decision to bring failed IOOF case
Financial Services 2019-09-20 8:03 pm By Amelia Birnie

The prudential regulator is standing by its decision to bring proceedings against IOOF for alleged breaches of superannuation duties, despite criticism that such a “highly […]

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Judge slams APRA case against IOOF as ‘fundamentally inadequate’ and ‘tenuous in the extreme’
Financial Services 2019-09-20 10:04 am By Amelia Birnie

APRA’s purely documentary case against troubled fund manager IOOF has been dismissed by the Federal Court as “unpersuasive”, “fundamentally inadequate” and “tenuous in the extreme”, […]

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Maurice Blackburn owes State Street royalties for Fearless Girl replica, court hears
Intellectual Property 2019-08-06 1:32 pm By Christine Caulfield

US investment manager State Street Global Advisors claims it lost out on royalties when Maurice Blackburn commissioned an allegedly infringing replica of its iconic Fearless […]

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ASIC ‘plucking numbers out of the air’ in penalty hearing for Vocation execs, court told
Securities 2019-07-31 8:15 pm By Amelia Birnie

Lawyers for former Vocation CEO Mark Hutchinson say the corporate regulator is “plucking numbers out of the air” in its bid to secure disqualifications of […]

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IOOF CFO slams disqualification case as ‘egregious’ example of impulsive enforcement
Financial Services 2019-07-16 5:12 pm By Amelia Birnie

Lawyers for IOOF chief financial officer David Coulter have dismissed APRA’s allegations that he breached his superannuation duties as commercially “naïve”, “absolutely desperate” and a […]

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