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Ex-Storm Financial directors lose appeal, Full Court finds they breached their duties
Financial Services March 27, 2020 10:38 pm By Christine Caulfield

The former directors of defunct financial advisory firm Storm Financial have failed in their appeal of a ruling that found they breached their duties to […]

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7-Eleven class actions mull contempt motion after losing appeal over franchisee communications
Class Actions March 27, 2020 3:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicants in two class actions against 7-Eleven are considering bringing a contempt of court motion against the convenience store giant after the Full Federal Court derailed their challenge to prior orders allowing the company to seek litigation releases from franchisees.

Commonwealth Bank’s gripe with alleged whistleblower’s discovery bid ‘ridiculous’, judge says
Employment March 27, 2020 9:14 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has criticised as “meretricious” and “ridiculous” opposition by Commonwealth Bank of Australia to a discovery application by a former general manager who claims he lost his job for blowing the whistle on alleged manipulation of staff bonuses.

ACCC allows Rex to coordinate with Qantas, Virgin on regional flights
Competition & Consumer Protection March 27, 2020 3:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will allow Regional Express to coordinate with Qantas and Virgin on certain regional routines during the coronavirus pandemic.

Canberra developers settle apartment owners’ class action over $6.3M in GST
Class Actions March 30, 2020 1:04 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The developers behind the Governor Place residential complex in Canberra have reached a settlement in a class action by aparment owners seeking $6.3 million in GST payments on their units.

Judge to approve $127M VW class action settlement, but 25% uplift may be axed
Class Actions March 26, 2020 9:08 pm By Alison Eveleigh

After almost five years of litigation, a Federal Court judge said he will approve a $127.1 million settlement of five class actions against Volkswagen over the diesel emissions scandal, but appeared unwilling to sign off on a 25 per cent uplift in fees sought by one of the plaintiffs firms.

Court forces ASIC to delay warning against Mayfair 101 despite COVID 19-stoked investment fears
Financial Services March 26, 2020 9:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has ordered ASIC to wait 48 hours after making any decision to send a warning notice to investment conglomerate Mayfair 101 before publicly […]

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Online trial planned in Opal Tower builder’s case against insurers
Construction March 26, 2020 10:41 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Federal Court is pushing ahead with an expedited trial in Icon Co.’s case against Liberty Mutual Insurance and QBE over the Opal Tower disaster, […]

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CFMEU says worker tests positive for COVID-19, maintains construction an ‘essential service’
Construction March 26, 2020 3:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The CFMEU said Thursday that a Melbourne construction worker had tested positive for coronavirus, but maintained its position that construction sites should be deemed an […]

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Rascal + Friends says rival nappy maker’s patent claims don’t hold water
Intellectual Property March 26, 2020 2:49 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Nappy maker Rascal + Friends has brought a lawsuit seeking to invalidate a patent held by Japanese competitor Uni-Charm. In Federal Court proceedings filed March […]

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