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Insurer Vero may be dragged into combustible cladding class action
Class Actions 2021-12-22 2:40 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The applicant in a class action against Fairview Architectural over allegedly combustible cladding is add insurer Vero Insurance as a respondent, after revealing the cladding […]

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Minimum returns to group members a ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing’, funder tells Senate
Class Actions 2021-12-22 11:59 am By Miklos Bolza

A litigation funder has told a Senate committee that class action reforms that purport to protect group members by guaranteeing them at least 70 per […]

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MySuper class action back on track with appeals court victory
Class Actions 2021-12-21 4:22 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicant in a superannuation class action against two IOOF units has successfully appealed a decision that barred the case from proceeding under a […]

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Ford hit with penalty over Mustang Mach 1 performance claims
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-12-21 4:55 pm By Miklos Bolza

US car giant Ford Motor has copped a $53,000 penalty for allegedly misleading consumers about the performance features of its pricey Mustang Mach 1 sports […]

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Judge ‘taken aback’ by Maddocks’ settlement stance in $30M negligence case
Professional Negligence 2021-12-20 6:25 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Law firm Maddocks has been ordered to pay more than $1.4 million in indemnity costs for “throwing good money after bad” in failing to consider […]

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Judge criticises ASIC for treating orders in Westpac case like ‘traffic lights in Naples’
Financial Services 2021-12-20 1:48 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A judge has criticised the Australian Securities and Investments Commission for treating timetabling orders in its insider trading case against Westpac over a $16 billion […]

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Forum liquidators sue to wind up entity that got $2.6M in Bill Papas ‘loans’
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-12-20 11:24 am By Miklos Bolza

Forum Group’s liquidators are seeking to wind up an entity owned by founder Bill Papas that received over $2.6 in “loans” from the alleged fraudster, […]

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Careers Australia directors face insolvent trading case over $40M dividend
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-12-17 7:03 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The liquidator of collapsed vocational education provider Careers Australia has filed a lawsuit against the company’s former directors, including founding CEO of Optus Robert Mansfield, […]

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IP holding company in dispute with Apple wins case over biosecurity patents
Intellectual Property 2021-12-17 3:30 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A patent holding company has won its legal dispute with a rival over biometric security patents the subject of an infringement case against Apple. In […]

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TWU loses bid to reinstate 1,800 outsourced Qantas workers
Employment 2021-12-17 6:33 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has rejected the TWU’s request for the reinstatement of around 1,800 outsourced Qantas workers, finding it was inevitable that the airline would retrench […]

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