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Commonwealth Bank wants to shut down one of two rival class actions
Class Actions March 11, 2019 8:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has launched a bid to stay a shareholder class action brought by boutique law firm Phi Finney McDonald after the […]

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Doctor taped meeting where Ramsay Health unit CEO made alleged threats, trial hears
Competition & Consumer Protection March 8, 2019 4:50 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A surgeon who was considering opening a health clinic in Coffs Harbour, NSW recorded one of the meetings central to the competition watchdog’s action against […]

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Ramsay Health denies anti-competitive conduct over failed day surgery
Competition & Consumer Protection February 25, 2019 9:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

Ramsay Health Care has denied its conduct towards a group of surgeons seeking to open a rival clinic in Coffs Harbour, NSW was anti-competitive or […]

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Octaviar class action appeal ‘completely misconceived’, Full Court hears
Class Actions February 15, 2019 10:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge’s decision to halt questioning about ASIC emails in a class action trial over the 2008 collapse of finance group Octaviar didn’t shut the case […]

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Halted questioning about ASIC emails warrants Octaviar class action re-trial, court hears
Class Actions February 14, 2019 9:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

Critical emails from ASIC regarding a $250 million loan facility to Octaviar Group before its 2008 collapse were not only overlooked by the Public Trustee […]

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Common fund orders fulfil class action promise, lawyers tell historic appeals court
Appeals February 5, 2019 10:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

Common fund orders are the completion of the notion of class actions envisaged when the regime was introduced 27 years ago, a joint-sitting of two […]

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Judge was wrong to halt cross-examination in Octaviar class action, court hears
Class Actions January 17, 2019 9:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge that dismissed an investor class action against the Public Trustee of Queensland over the failure of investment firm Octaviar Group improperly intervened in […]

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High Court to hear mortgage aggregator share transfer dispute
Corporate December 17, 2018 9:29 pm By Miklos Bolza

The High Court has granted special leave to mortgage aggregator Connective in a dispute between the firm’s founder and major shareholders over a transfer of […]

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ASIC wins High Court battle in Prime Trust saga
Appeals December 13, 2018 8:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Securities & Investments Commission has largely prevailed on appeal to the High Court in its case against former directors of collapsed retirement village […]

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Freight cos. slam ACCC’s collusion case over rail deal at start of trial
Competition & Consumer Protection November 19, 2018 11:51 pm By Christine Caulfield

Pacific National would not misuse its market power after taking control of an important rail terminal in Brisbane because that would be “irrational”, the Federal […]

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