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Top judge nudges ASIC, Allianz away from ‘bastardised’ pleadings in travel insurance case
Insurance 2020-11-11 3:28 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The Federal Court’s top judge has cautioned ASIC and insurers Allianz and AWP against presenting a “bastardised form of pleading” in the financial watchdog’s action […]

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ASIC conflated conduct of GetSwift founders, court told
Securities 2020-09-30 9:39 pm By Christine Caulfield

ASIC’s case against GetSwift and its founders Joel Macdonald and Bane Hunter makes accusations against both directors but relies on alleged conduct by only Hunter, […]

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Google fires back at ACCC data collection suit, says it sought ‘explicit consent in plain terms’
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-09-29 4:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

Google has rejected claims by the ACCC that it tricked consumers into agreeing to expanded collection of their personal data, saying that it instead sought […]

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Facebook tries again to dodge privacy lawsuit in Australia
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2020-09-29 1:04 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Facebook will press on with its argument that it can’t be sued in Australia by the country’s privacy commissioner for its alleged disclosure of users’ […]

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‘Strained and fanciful’: Court tosses Telstra suit over Optus’ ‘more than ever before’ ads
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-09-25 1:52 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Telstra has suffered a defeat in its lawsuit accusing competitor Singtel Optus of violating consumer laws with ads claiming it is “covering more of Australia […]

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Facebook can’t escape privacy action with jurisdiction argument
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2020-09-14 2:33 pm By Christine Caulfield

Facebook’s argument that it can’t be sued by the privacy commissioner in Australia has fallen flat, with a judge rejecting the social media giant’s application […]

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Virgin ordered to fly engines to US, as creditors sign off on $3.5B sale to Bain
Restructuring & Insolvency 2020-09-04 7:44 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Virgin Australia has been ordered to return four jet engines to the United States, after a court found the embattled airline and its administrators failed […]

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Ex-BlueScope exec pleads guilty to obstructing cartel investigation
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-09-01 2:12 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A former executive of BlueScope Steel has pleaded guilty to obstructing an Australian Competition and Consumer Commission price fixing investigation, in the first criminal charges […]

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Dan Murphy’s, BWS may face underpayments class action
Employment 2020-08-24 4:36 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Woolworths-owned liquor store chains BWS and Dan Murphy’s are facing a class action investigation for allegedly underpaying staff. Adero Law, which has already filed a […]

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GetSwift directors’ decision not to take stand in ASIC case can’t be held against company, court told
Securities 2020-08-14 11:41 pm By Christine Caulfield

The judge overseeing ASIC’s case against logistics provider GetSwift cannot draw any inferences against the company because directors Bane Hunter and Joel Macdonald did not […]

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