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Major banks hit back at rate-rigging class action, argue claims are barred
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-04-04 9:10 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Five major banks including JPMorgan, Citibank and UBS have denied all wrongdoing in a class action accusing them of entering a cartel agreement to rig […]

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Abandoned IVF clinic merger no win for ACCC, judge says
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-03-01 4:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

The ACCC got what it wanted when IVF providers Virtus Health and Healius terminated a proposed $45 million merger, but it wasn’t a win, a […]

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Law firms earned $68M for defending lawsuits over collapse of Dick Smith
Restructuring & Insolvency 2022-02-11 11:15 pm By Christine Caulfield

The law firms and barristers who defended former Dick Smith directors in sprawling litigation over the failure of the electronics retailer earned close to $68 […]

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Under ACCC scrutiny, IVF provider Virtus drops $45M Adora acquisition
Corporate 2021-12-17 3:52 pm By Christine Caulfield

IVF company Virtus Health has withdrawn its offer to acquire rival Adora Fertility from Healius, citing the competition regulator’s opposition to the takeover. Weighing the […]

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NAB, HSBC should pay for Dick Smith receivers’ court loss, judge hears
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-12-15 6:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

National Australia Bank and HSBC should be “jointly and severally liable” to pay a portion of the costs of a failed case brought by Dick […]

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PTTEP appeals win for Indonesian seaweed farmers in oil spill class action
Appeals 2021-12-15 5:08 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Oil exploration company PTTEP has appealed a judge’s findings that oil that gushed from one of its wells in the Timor Sea in 2009 reached […]

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Norton Rose wins appeal against sacked partner, but faulted for ‘serious error in judgment’
Employment 2021-11-26 7:14 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has won its appeal of a $160,000 judgment in favour of former partner Thomas Martin, with the Full Federal Court […]

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‘Cranky’ judge slams ‘disgraceful’ year-long privilege fight in class action against Westpac units
Class Actions 2021-11-18 4:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has scolded Slater & Gordon and two Westpac subsidiaries for a “disgraceful” privilege spat in a class action over allegedly excessive superannuation fees […]

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IVF provider Virtus’ confidentiality claims ‘border on ridiculous’, judge says
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-03 9:02 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has rejected part of IVF provider Virtus Health’s bid for redactions in a recent decision from the court temporarily blocking the company from […]

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Rate-rigging class action pleadings OK’d, more than two years after case filed
Class Actions 2021-10-28 3:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has given the green light to amended pleadings in a class action accusing major banks of entering a cartel agreement to rig foreign […]

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