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ASIC takes NAB to court over $365k in account fees
Financial Services 2021-02-25 1:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

ASIC has launched court proceedings against National Australia Bank accusing the bank of engaging in unconscionable conduct by charging more than $365,000 in fees to […]

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Judge to hear first application for group costs order in ANZ, Westpac class actions
Class Actions 2021-02-24 6:24 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The first ever application for a group costs order will be heard in class actions against ANZ and Westpac, and the judge weighing the application has urged the parties to think carefully about the evidence they will submit in support of their bid for a cut of any settlement or judgment.

Accused fraudster Melissa Caddick spent every cent of investors’ money, liquidator says
White Collar 2021-02-24 10:56 pm By Christine Caulfield

Missing Sydney businesswomen Melissa Caddick was “meticulous and systematic” in generating fake financial records but never made a single investment, pocketing tens of millions of […]

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Banks will try to quash ‘incomprehensible’ indictment in ANZ cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-02-22 1:26 pm By Miklos Bolza

Global investment banks and executives accused of engaging in criminal cartel conduct in relation to a $2.5 billion ANZ share placement in 2015 will seek […]

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‘Significant shortfall’: Recovery unlikely for investors of accused fraudster Melissa Caddick
White Collar 2021-02-22 1:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Creditors of the company run by missing Sydney businesswoman Melissa Caddick are unlikely to recoup their investments, with a court hearing the accused fraudster has […]

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Group members in Guvera class action could be left empty-handed
Class Actions 2021-02-22 3:29 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Group members in a class action against Oculus Accounting may not receive a payout after the company’s insurers refused to indemnify it against claims alleging […]

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‘I’m not having vague excuses about COVID in the UK’: Judge slams ex-Linchpin director
Financial Services 2021-02-18 6:54 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A judge will not let proceedings brought by ASIC against four former Linchpin Capital directors drag on, slamming a “vague” excuse from one of the […]

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44-count indictment filed in ANZ criminal cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-02-18 2:57 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Forty-four charges have been outlined in a long-awaited indictment in a criminal cartel case over a $2.5 billion ANZ share placement, including 29 charges against […]

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Count Financial can’t join insurer to $15.3M lawsuit against ex-financial advisor
Insurance 2021-02-18 11:41 am By Spencer Fowler Steen

Count Financial has failed in its bid to put a former financial advisor’s insurers on the hook for a $15.3 million lawsuit brought by his […]

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PwC takes swipe at class action over $50M bond prospectus
Class Actions 2021-02-16 5:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

PricewaterhouseCoopers is looking to shut down a class action by irate bondholders of collapsed asset finance lender Axsesstoday Limited over alleged misrepresentations in a $50 […]

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