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Woolworths denies class action claims as underpayments blow out to $390M
Class Actions 2020-07-21 6:08 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Despite admitting that it underpaid workers to the tune of $390 million, supermarket giant Woolworths has denied underpayment claims levelled against it in a class […]

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ACCC takes Pacific National, Aurizon terminal deal challenge to High Court
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-06-26 10:15 am By Christine Caulfield

The competition regulator wants the High Court to hear its challenge to Pacific National’s $205 million acquisition of Aurizon’s Acacia Ridge Terminal in Queensland, saying […]

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Trial judge urges common sense in ASIC case against GetSwift
Securities 2020-06-22 4:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has dismissed a defensive bid by ASIC to amend its case against GetSwift mid-trial, instead calling on “common sense” to be injected into […]

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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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Facebook claims it can’t be sued by Aussie privacy watchdog
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2020-06-26 4:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

Facebook has argued that it does not carry on business in Australia despite users in Australia accessing its website, calling for the dismissal of action […]

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‘These results are not accidental’: GetSwift saw ASX as ‘cheap way’ to boost share price, ASIC says
Securities 2020-06-15 6:49 pm By Miklos Bolza

Emails show the directors of logistics company GetSwift took a “deliberate approach” to inflating the company’s share price through a constant supply of positive ASX […]

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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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ACCC can submit evidence from BlueScope criminal investigation in civil case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-05-15 11:25 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The ACCC has been given the green light to use witness statements prepared during its criminal cartel investigation of BlueScope Steel in the civil penalty […]

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Virgin bondholders fail to get hands on confidential Bain Capital sale docs
Restructuring & Insolvency 2020-07-10 1:15 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Virgin Australia unsecured bondholders contesting the sale of the embattled airline to private equity firm Bain Capital have failed in their bid to access confidential […]

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GetSwift drafted correction to misleading ASX announcement, never released it, director says
Trials 2020-06-23 8:55 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former director of GetSwift has given evidence at trial in ASIC’s case against the logistics provider that the company drafted a correction to a […]

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