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Switzer sues ex-adviser, Walker Wayland over ‘defamatory’ email to client
Financial Services 2022-01-18 3:58 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Switzer Financial Group has sued a former senior adviser, claiming he sent a defamatory email to a client accusing the firm — run by financial […]

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Sophie Grace hits back at $15.4M lawsuit over Gallop International collapse
Professional Negligence 2022-01-17 6:14 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Compliance and legal specialist Sophie Grace has rejected allegations it was responsible for defunct forex trader Gallop International Group’s collapse after it allegedly loaned $15.4 million in investor funds to the company’s director in Hong Kong.

Bill Papas’ cousin denies Westpac claims over $720,000 payment
White Collar 2022-01-13 6:46 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Forum Finance director Bill Papas’ cousin has hit back at Westpac’s allegations he wrongfully received $720,000 from the alleged fraudster in violation of freezing orders […]

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Arrium lenders hit with extra costs after rejecting $10M settlement offers
Restructuring & Insolvency 2022-01-07 11:27 am By Bianca Hrovat

A group of banks that failed to prove steel giant Arrium falsified representations on loan drawdown notices ahead of its $2.8 billion collapse have been […]

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Statewide Super fined $4M for charging members for non-existent insurance
Financial Services 2022-01-07 10:15 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Superannuation provider Statewide Super has been ordered to pay a $4 million penalty for an administrative error that saw around 12,500 fund members charged for […]

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Fairfax, reporter hit with $400,000 judgment over ‘derogatory and disparaging’ AFR articles
Defamation 2022-01-07 10:09 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A Fairfax journalist and his employer have been ordered to pay $400,000 for making “baseless” accusations of fraud and unethical market manipulation against the co-founder […]

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Dixon Advisory hit with second class action over advice fees
Class Actions 2021-12-23 9:32 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Dixon Advisory faces a second class action on behalf of investors who claim they suffered significant financial loss when the advice firm and its directors […]

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Judge shoots down ‘audacious’ McMillan Shakespeare claim for surplus class action funds
Class Actions 2021-12-22 5:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has rejected an “audacious” attempt by McMillan Shakespeare to recoup a surplus of funds left over after a $9.5 million class action settlement […]

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Mayfair slapped with $30M fine after judge finds ASIC penalty ‘insufficient’
Financial Services 2021-12-22 10:10 am By Miklos Bolza

Beleaguered investment group Mayfair 101 will have to pay a $30 million penalty after a judge found a $12 million penalty proposed by ASIC was […]

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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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