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KPMG should have advised Gunns to notify growers of new financing, class action says
Class Actions 2022-05-09 10:01 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A class action over the failure of six managed investment schemes for eucalyptus wood in Tasmania has accused KPMG of failing to advise forestry giant […]

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No penalty for IOOF unit RI Advice in ASIC’s novel cybersecurity case
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2022-05-05 12:24 pm By Christine Caulfield

IOOF financial advice unit RI Advice has escaped a penalty in a test case alleging cybersecurity failures, but the firm must engage an IT security […]

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ASX wants $3M security for costs from iSignthis after Cyprus move
Financial Services 2022-05-05 4:56 pm By Sam Matthews

The Australian Stock Exchange is seeking $3.25 million in security for costs as it defends a $464 million lawsuit brought by fintech firm iSignthis, a […]

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ASIC’s contempt case against Mayfair’s Mawhinney paused pending ban challenge
Financial Services 2022-05-04 10:44 am By Christine Caulfield

A judge has ordered a temporary stay of ASIC’s case accusing Mayfair 101 director James Mawhinney of contempt for breaching a 20-year ban. Federal Court […]

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Investment fraudster Roger Munro sentenced to four and a half years jail
Financial Services 2022-05-04 10:28 pm By Christine Caulfield

Gold Coast fraudster Dr Roger Munro has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to three counts of duping […]

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Melissa Caddick’s husband to vacate Dover Heights mansion as receivers push for sale
White Collar 2022-05-03 3:41 pm By Sam Matthews

The husband of Sydney fraudster Melissa Caddick will be vacating the couple’s harbour-view mansion as court-ordered receivers prepare to put it up for sale.  In […]

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NAB avoids court, signs undertaking to resolve AUSTRAC compliance probe
AUSTRAC 2022-05-02 1:36 pm By Christine Caulfield

National Australia Bank has avoided enforcement action and entered into an undertaking with AUSTRAC to settle an investigation into compliance with anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism […]

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Law firm wants 25% of $56.3M Colonial class action settlement
Class Actions 2022-05-02 3:14 pm By Christine Caulfield

Law firm Maurice Blackburn will ask a court to approve $14.5 million in costs for running a class action against Colonial First State that has […]

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Macquarie flex commission class action says loans were part of ‘staged sales process’
Class Actions 2022-05-02 3:58 pm By Sam Matthews

The plaintiffs in a class action over alleged unfair flex commission arrangements have hit back at Macquarie Leasing’s claims that out-of-pocket customers should have negotiated […]

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Mayfair’s James Mawhinney loses challenge to re-examination
Restructuring & Insolvency 2022-04-29 10:05 pm By Sam Matthews

The former director of Mayfair’s failed IPO Wealth Holdings, James Mawhinney, has lost his challenge to a judge’s decision allowing liquidators to examine him for […]

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