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‘He just hasn’t tried very hard’: Westpac slams Forum founder Bill Papas’ evidence of assets
Financial Services 2021-07-30 4:49 pm By Miklos Bolza

Westpac has told the Federal Court it has “grave concerns” about Forum Group founder Bill Papas’ evidence of his assets, contained in affidavits lodged on […]

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Forum Group director stuck overseas after testing positive for COVID-19, court hears
Financial Services 2021-07-15 10:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

The director of the Forum Group companies accused of a $360 million fraud involving at least three major banks can’t return to Australia from Greece […]

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NAB wins $43M judgment against ex-Dick Smith director but receivers walk away empty handed
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-06-15 4:47 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has awarded $43 million to National Australia Bank in its lawsuit against former directors of failed retailer Dick Smith, but threw out claims […]

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Mediation success rates have ‘plummeted’ in COVID era, judge says
Financial Services 2021-04-28 2:14 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has urged parties in a class action against Westpac over superannuation fees to hold an in-person mediation, saying that success rates have “plummeted” […]

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Indonesian seaweed farmers win class action over major oil spill
Class Actions 2021-03-19 10:13 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Thousands of Indonesian seaweed farmers have won a class action against PTTEP Australasia over one of Australia’s largest oil spills, with a judge finding the […]

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‘The Ben Hur of cartel class actions’: Rate-rigging case comes under attack
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-10-08 6:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

Five investment banks facing a class action for their alleged rigging of foreign exchange rates have slammed the “unclear” and “incredibly vague” case, saying it […]

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Fuji Xerox loses bid to throw out ACCC’s case over small biz contracts
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-03-04 7:18 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has refused to summarily dismiss proceedings brought by the ACCC against office supply company Fuji Xerox over allegedly unfair contracts with small businesses. […]

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‘Insureds are not only risks; they are people’: Judge slams TAL’s treatment of cancer patient’s claim
Chief Justice James Allsop 2021-03-10 10:28 pm By Cindy Cameronne

In another victory for ASIC in a case stemming from the banking royal commission, a judge has ruled that TAL Life Limited breached the Insurance […]

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Judge refuses class action’s bid to amend forex cartel case against banks
Class Actions 2021-02-01 3:24 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has sided with five investments banks and rejected a bid to amend a class action alleging a series of cartel agreements to rig […]

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‘Solicitors love them’: Judge rails against discovery ‘tsunami’ in class actions
Class Actions 2020-10-15 11:47 am By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing a class action against Westpac over superannuation fees has criticised costly discovery processes that produce a “tsunami of material”, most of which […]

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