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Westpac back pays employees $6M in unpaid long-service leave
Employment 2021-11-16 11:35 am By Christine Caulfield

Westpac has agreed to pay thousands of employees across Australia a total of $6 million in unpaid long-service leave entitlements as part of a court-enforceable […]

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Judge questions ASIC’s ‘very, very modest’ $750,000 penalty against La Trobe Financial
Financial Services 2021-11-15 1:59 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A judge has expressed hesitation about a $750,000 penalty proposed by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission in its misleading advertisement case against $5.15 billion […]

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Forum Finance director says Westpac’s case against him ‘hopelessly weak’
Financial Services 2021-11-12 12:25 pm By Christine Caulfield

Forum Finance director Vincenzo Tesoriero wants to strike out Westpac’s claims against him and has told a court he too is a victim of alleged […]

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Court orders CBA to hand over oil and gas project books in climate change case
Climate change 2021-11-11 5:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia will have to hand over a preliminary tranche of documents relating to seven large-scale oil and gas projects it is […]

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CBA can’t throw out ‘cuckoo-smurfing’ lawsuit
Financial Services 2021-11-10 12:28 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has failed in its bid to dismiss a case brought by customers who claim they were the victims of “cuckoo-smurfing” […]

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Gallop International hits law firm with $15.4M suit over company’s collapse
Professional Negligence 2021-11-09 5:43 pm By Miklos Bolza

Collapsed forex broker Gallop International Group has sued its former law firm, claiming its failure to ensure the company complied with its obligations as a […]

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ACCC’s witness statement method ‘quite unfair’, says judge hearing cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-05 9:45 pm By Christine Caulfield

The ACCC’s practice of successively refining witness statements without saving draft versions was “quite unfair”, says a judge overseeing the competition regulator’s criminal cartel case […]

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ACCC let JPMorgan lawyers review witness statement in cartel probe, court told
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-04 10:42 pm By Christine Caulfield

Lawyers for JPMorgan went to the ACCC’s office to review a draft statement of the investment bank’s then managing director Jeffrey Herbert-Smith, an immunity witness […]

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Law firms accused of negligence fight Dover Financial’s bid to add lawyers to case
Financial Services 2021-11-04 4:11 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Three law firms and a consultancy are fighting a bid by defunct financial advisor Dover Financial to bring negligence claims against two lawyers over a […]

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Bridge Street Capital hit with costs for funding winding-up defence of ‘woefully’ insolvent developer
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-11-04 8:44 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Corporate advisory firm Bridge Street Capital has been hit with costs for funding the defence to a winding up application for a Sydney property developer […]

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