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“I’d be happy to mediate it myself”: Judge cheers talks in Fitch class action
Class Actions May 23, 2019 7:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

Parties in an ongoing four-and-a-half year long investor class action against Fitch Ratings have agreed to a second round of mediation after a prior attempt […]

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Judge finds real risk of ASIC case against former IOOF exec
Financial Services May 20, 2019 9:05 pm By Amelia Birnie

Former IOOF chairman George Venardos will be allowed to object to incriminating evidence and discovery in proceedings brought by APRA, after a court found there […]

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Ethicon pelvic mesh class wants expanded group definition, again
Class Actions April 1, 2019 8:36 pm By Miklos Bolza

A class action against Johnson & Johnson unit Ethicon over allegedly faulty pelvic mesh implants is once more vying for an expanded group definition ahead […]

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IOOF says APRA should be able to state its case after 3-year probe
Financial Services December 20, 2018 3:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

A barrister for two units of embattled wealth manager IOOF and three senior company executives facing claims by APRA have criticised the regulator for filing […]

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Halted questioning about ASIC emails warrants Octaviar class action re-trial, court hears
Class Actions February 14, 2019 9:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

Critical emails from ASIC regarding a $250 million loan facility to Octaviar Group before its 2008 collapse were not only overlooked by the Public Trustee […]

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ACCC wants $1.5M fine against struggling debt collector
Competition & Consumer Protection December 11, 2018 9:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

The consumer watchdog has sought more than $1.5 million in penalties against debt collector ACM Group after the company was found liable for harassing vulnerable […]

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Octaviar class action appeal ‘completely misconceived’, Full Court hears
Class Actions February 15, 2019 10:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge’s decision to halt questioning about ASIC emails in a class action trial over the 2008 collapse of finance group Octaviar didn’t shut the case […]

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CBA boss blames predecessor for dodgy credit insurance
Financial Services November 20, 2018 10:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

Commonwealth Bank of Australia chief Matt Comyn has pointed the finger at his predecessor, Ian Narev, for the bank’s selling of credit insurance to ineligible […]

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Judge fears tying Federal Court’s hands in AMP class action battle
Class Actions June 28, 2018 8:57 pm By Miklos Bolza

A NSW Supreme Court judge has voiced concerns in an unprecedented jurisdictional battle that a decision that leaves competing class actions against AMP still raging […]

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AMP class action turf war escalates with threat of anti-anti suit injunction
Class Actions July 11, 2018 11:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

The law firm behind one of four AMP class actions in Federal Court might call for an anti-anti-suit injunction in response to a threat by […]

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