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Media companies can file evidence of another alleged murder in Roberts-Smith defamation case
Defamation August 3, 2020 2:27 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Media companies that are fighting defamation proceedings over articles that accused decorated war veteran Ben Roberts-Smith of war crimes have won court permission to amend […]

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Commonwealth Bank, Westpac’s BT face potential class actions over insurance ‘rort’
Class Actions July 31, 2020 4:16 pm By Christine Caulfield

Shine Lawyers is investigating two new class actions against Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Westpac’s BT Funds Management over allegedly excessive insurance premiums, a week after filing a similar case against AMP’s life insurance arm.

Maurice Blackburn escapes discrimination case by former client
Employment July 31, 2020 10:01 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A judge has shut down a former Qantas customer service manager’s bid to pursue a disability discrimination case against Maurice Blackburn alleging the law firm put pressure on her to settle her workers compensation case against the airline.

Google, Facebook face fines of at least $10M for breaches of ACCC media bargaining code
Media July 31, 2020 12:55 pm By Christine Caulfield

Google and Facebook will face penalties of at least $10 million for breaches of a media bargaining code drafted by the ACCC that aims to […]

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ACCC loses appeal in TPG ‘prepayment’ case
Competition & Consumer Protection July 30, 2020 3:13 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has come up short in its challenge to a ruling that dismissed its case against TPG over contract terms […]

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‘Extraordinary circumstances’: ACCC blesses Rex’s ongoing coordination with Qantas, Virgin
Coronavirus July 30, 2020 3:40 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has extended an authorisation allowing Regional Express to coordinate with Qantas and Virgin on certain regional routines during the […]

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AMP hit with class action by financial planners
Financial Services July 29, 2020 12:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

AMP has been hit with a cliass action by a group of financial planners over changes to its buyer of last resort policy last year, […]

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Funder’s fees put in context
Opinion July 29, 2020 10:20 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The Murray Goulburn class action, which was taken on behalf of aggrieved unit holders in the dairy business and settled late last year, has attracted […]

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Telstra sues Optus over ‘more than ever before’ ad campaign
Competition & Consumer Protection July 28, 2020 5:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

Telstra has filed a lawsuit accusing Singtel Optus of breaching the Australia Consumer Law through ads that claim it is “covering more of Australia than […]

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Westpac’s anti-money laundering woes worsen
Financial Services July 28, 2020 1:37 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Westpac anti-money laundering compliance troubles continue to worsen, with the bank reporting an additional 365,000 incomplete or inaccurate threshold transaction reports to AUSTRAC. The bank […]

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