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‘I want complete transparency’: Forum Finance director faces grilling for legal funds
Restructuring & Insolvency 2022-07-01 1:28 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has told Forum Finance director Vince Tesoriero to “revisit” evidence about his true financial position if he wants to win the release of […]

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Law firm behind ANZ, Westpac flex commission cases to try again for contingency fees
Class Actions 2022-06-23 9:18 pm By Sam Matthews

The law firm that lost the first ever application for a group costs order in class actions against ANZ and Westpac has indicated it will […]

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Bill Papas’ girlfriend hits back at Westpac’s case over alleged $294M fraud
White Collar 2022-05-11 9:23 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Bill Papas’ girlfriend Louise Agostino has hit back at Westpac’s lawsuit accusing her of involvement in the Forum Group director’s alleged $294 million fraud, denying […]

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Westpac slugged with $113M in penalties in six ASIC cases
Financial Services 2022-04-22 3:02 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge on Friday slugged Westpac with a $40 million penalty for charging advice fees to over 11,800 dead customers in the last of six […]

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Judge signs off on $32M in penalties against Westpac
Financial Services 2022-04-21 3:47 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has approved $32 million in penalties against Westpac in two cases brought by the corporate regulator accusing the bank of misleading thousands of […]

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‘Fugitive’ Bill Papas entitled to protect lawyer’s notes, court told
White Collar 2022-04-13 4:17 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A lawyer for Forum Finance director Bill Papas has argued the alleged fraudster should be able to shield documents held by his former lawyer under […]

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Judge signs off on $1.5M penalty against Westpac for unsolicited insurance
Financial Services 2022-04-07 6:03 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has hit Westpac with a $1.5 million penalty for misleading 141 customers into believing they had purchased add-on insurance. During a hearing earlier […]

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Westpac agrees to pay $1.5M to settle ASIC case over unsolicited insurance
Financial Services 2022-04-04 1:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Westpac has agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle proceedings brought by ASIC for misleading 141 customers into believing they had purchased add-on insurance. Counsel […]

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No more jail time for ex-Kleenmaid director labelled ‘a man of greed’ by judge
White Collar 2022-03-21 1:01 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The founder of whitegoods distributor Kleenmaid, who won a retrial after being sentenced to nine years for fraud and insolvent trading, will not spend any […]

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Westpac stalls on extradition of Forum Finance’s Bill Papas
White Collar 2022-03-10 5:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

Westpac has yet to commence extradition proceedings against Forum Finance director Bill Papas due to concerns that the alleged fraudster may face only contempt charges […]

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