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ASIC wants Allianz to pay $1.5M penalty for travel insurance sold on Expedia
Insurance 2021-07-13 1:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

ASIC is seeking $1.5 million in penalties against insurers Allianz and AWP after they admitted to misleading or deceiving the public by selling travel insurance […]

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AkzoNobel hit with new lawsuit over $45B Ichthys LNG project
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-07-12 6:01 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Japanese oil company Inpex has sued Dutch paint manufacturer AkzoNobel for allegedly making misleading statements about an epoxy coating it supplied for use in the […]

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Fight brewing over competing pelvic mesh class actions against Boston Scientific
Class Actions 2021-07-09 9:57 pm By Christine Caulfield

Despite a judge’s urging for the parties to arrive at a “pragmatic solution”, the lawyers behind competing pelvic mesh class actions against Boston Scientific will […]

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ACCC loses competition case against NSW Ports over 50-year deal with state
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-06-29 11:27 am By Cindy Cameronne

The ACCC has lost its regulatory action against NSW Ports alleging a 50-year agreement with the state, signed when Port Botany and Port Kembla were […]

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Volkswagen asks High Court to toss landmark $125M Dieselgate penalty
High Court 2021-06-10 2:56 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Volkswagen has asked the High Court to throw out a a landmark $125 million penalty over its emissions cheating scandal, the highest ever handed down […]

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Forge liquidators can expand insider trading case against Clough, directors
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-05-04 4:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

The liquidators of Forge Group have won court approval to expand their insider trading case against construction company Clough over the $187 million sale of […]

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Mediation success rates have ‘plummeted’ in COVID era, judge says
Financial Services 2021-04-28 2:14 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has urged parties in a class action against Westpac over superannuation fees to hold an in-person mediation, saying that success rates have “plummeted” […]

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ACCC detergent cartel case not doomed to fail, court says in refusing Cussons indemnity costs
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-03-22 5:18 pm By Christine Caulfield

PZ Cussons has lost its bid for indemnity costs against the ACCC, with a judge saying the consumer watchdog’s case over an alleged laundry detergent […]

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In win for ACCC, Full Court says vulnerability not essential to proving unconscionable conduct
Appeals 2021-03-22 1:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court has ruled that unconscionable conduct under the Australian Consumer Law is not confined to exploitation of vulnerable parties, in an “extremely […]

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Woolworths can include details of ‘no cost’ pay review in class action notice
Employment 2021-03-12 5:33 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has allowed Woolworths to include details of its internal pay review processes in an opt out notice to be sent to disgruntled current […]

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