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Westpac hit with first class action over AUSTRAC scandal
Financial Services 2019-12-18 1:12 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Westpac is facing a class action on behalf shareholders in three countries over its alleged anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing breaches and disclosures. Phi Finney […]

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APRA begins probe of Westpac over ‘substantial gaps in risk governance’
Financial Services 2019-12-17 3:31 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority has flagged potentially “substantial gaps in risk governance” by Westpac as it formally kicked off an investigation into the bank […]

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AUSTRAC case against Westpac speeds towards penalty hearing
Financial Services 2019-12-09 9:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

AUSTRAC’s lawsuit against Westpac over 23 million alleged breaches of money laundering and counter-terrorism laws is racing towards a possible February penalty hearing, with the […]

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Takata airbags class action might appeal class closure in wake of common fund ruling
Class Actions 2019-12-06 10:18 pm By Hannah Gee

The applicants in a group of class actions over defective Takata airbags have flagged a possible challenge to a formal class closure order in the […]

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Westpac responds to class action, says members benefited from ‘high’ super fees
Class Actions 2019-11-26 2:47 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two Westpac units have defended their choice to charge higher superannuation fees, saying in their responses to a Slater and Gordon class action that customers […]

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Garmin settles misuse of market power case by largest Australian supplier
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-11-19 3:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

Garmin has reached a settlement in a competition case brought by its former exclusive Australian distributor alleging the GPS technology giant misused its market power […]

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Bail conditions set in obstruction case against former BlueScope exec
White Collar 2019-11-05 3:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

Bail conditions have been set for a former BlueScope Steel executive charged with obstructing an Australian Competition and Consumer Commission criminal cartel probe into the […]

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ACCC’s cartel case against BlueScope years in the making, court told
Cameron Moore 2019-11-01 11:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

The competition regulator has been probing alleged cartel conduct by steel giant BlueScope for a number of years, counsel for the company told a court […]

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‘Time for commercial reality to bite’: Judge orders class closure in Takata air bags class actions
Class Actions 2019-11-01 3:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge overseeing seven class actions against some of the world’s largest car makers over defective Takata airbags has ordered that class closure take place […]

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BlueScope avoids criminal cartel charges, but exec accused of obstructing ACCC probe
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-10-08 11:56 am By Christine Caulfield

Prosecutors will not lay charges against BlueScope Steel over an alleged price-fixing conspiracy, but its former general manager of sales faces possible jail time after […]

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