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Plastic surgeon named in breast implants class action locked in legal battle with insurers
Insurance 2021-03-29 2:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has ordered Avant Insurance to supply certain documents to a plastic surgeon seeking coverage for legal costs of defending a class action against […]

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ATO loses appeal in JobKeeper case over sole trader’s lasped ABN
Tax 2021-03-26 10:45 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian Taxation Office has come up short in its challenge to a decision that a sole trader was eligible for Jobkeeper despite a cancelled […]

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In win for ACCC, Full Court says vulnerability not essential to proving unconscionable conduct
Appeals 2021-03-22 1:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court has ruled that unconscionable conduct under the Australian Consumer Law is not confined to exploitation of vulnerable parties, in an “extremely […]

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High Court to hear Glencore shipping fee fight with Port of Newcastle
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-03-17 11:50 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court will weigh in on a dispute between the Port of Newcastle and mining giant Glencore over access charges to shipping channels used […]

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‘Insureds are not only risks; they are people’: Judge slams TAL’s treatment of cancer patient’s claim
Chief Justice James Allsop 2021-03-10 10:28 pm By Cindy Cameronne

In another victory for ASIC in a case stemming from the banking royal commission, a judge has ruled that TAL Life Limited breached the Insurance […]

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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 finds Spain not immune from enforcement of $375M arbitration awards
Arbitration 2021-02-02 5:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court has granted a limited appeal in the Kingdom of Spain’s challenge to a judgment enforcing a $375 million arbitration award over […]

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ASIC wins case against insurer Youi over 2-year delay on hail damage claim
Insurance 2020-11-27 10:18 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A court has found that insurer Youi breached its duty of utmost good faith by taking two years to settle a home owner’s hail storm claim. […]

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High Court set to deliver judgment in Westpac’s appeal of personal advice ruling
High Court 2021-01-29 3:49 pm By Miklos Bolza

The High Court will hand down its ruling Wednesday in a high-stakes case between ASIC and Westpac that is expected to clarify the line between […]

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Chubb wouldn’t want survival of Opal Tower concrete specialist on conscience, judge says
Insurance 2020-10-16 2:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

The chief judge of the Federal Court has told Chubb Insurance to consider whether it wants to be held responsible for the commercial viability of […]

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