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Judge slams ‘deficient’ explanation behind $2.9M penalty in ACCC, HealthEngine case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-06-05 2:12 pm By Miklos Bolza

A penalty hearing in the ACCC’s case against health booking company HealthEngine over misleading online reviews has been adjourned after a judge criticised the parties’ […]

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AUSTRAC, Westpac still locked in settlement negotiations, court hears
Financial Services 2020-03-30 9:51 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Westpac is still locked in mediation with AUSTRAC over allegations that it committed over 23 million breaches of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing laws, with […]

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No harm, no foul? Full Court weighs ACCC challenge to flushable wipes ruling
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-02-24 5:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

The ACCC claims it was not required to prove Kimberly-Clark’s flushable wipes caused actual harm to sewers, as it challenges a ruling that disposed of […]

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US class action targets Westpac execs over AUSTRAC scandal
Class Actions 2020-01-31 4:08 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Westpac is facing its first shareholder class action in the US following revelations that it violated anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism finance laws on more than […]

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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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Property spruiker Otton can’t use Bondi estate cash for legal bills, ACCC says
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-12-20 8:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission wants to block former We Buy Houses director Rick Otton from using the proceeds from the sale of his […]

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ACCC wins record $18M fine against property spruiker We Buy Houses
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-11-15 2:52 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A court on Thursday hit property spruiker We Buy Houses and its sole director, Richard ‘Rick’ Otton, with a record $18 million in total fines […]

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Kleenex flushable wipes an ‘environmental catastophe’, ACCC tells court
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-09-17 9:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has launched its opening volley against consumer goods giant Kimberly-Clark Australia, saying its Kleenex ‘flushable’ wipes were unsuitable for […]

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