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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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Westpac life insurance class action stayed pending landmark appeal
Financial Services October 29, 2018 9:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

A class action against Westpac over allegedly excessive insurance premiums has been put on ice after funder JustKapital filed an application to stay the case […]

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VW must hand over docs on Dieselgate’s impact on car prices
Competition & Consumer Protection October 26, 2018 12:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Federal Court judge has ordered Volkswagen to produce documents related to its calculations on how its emissions cheating scandal could affect car prices. In […]

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Commonwealth Bank pans class action pleadings as ‘vague penumbra’
Class Actions August 24, 2018 4:32 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia is seeking to strike out portions of a shareholder class action over allegedly lax anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism financing controls […]

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Judge slams confidentiality clause in settlement of S&P class actions
Class Actions July 24, 2018 9:33 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge weighing a record settlement in multiple class actions against S&P Global over toxic financial products said Tuesday there was “no way” he would […]

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