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Appeals court clarifies peak indebtedness rule in partial win for Gunns creditor
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-05-11 12:57 pm By Miklos Bolza

An unsecured creditor of collapsed forestry giant Gunns Group has partially succeeded on appeal of a judgment that ordered repayment of $2 million that Gunns […]

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‘Bad faith, deception, unfair pressure’: 4WD rental company fined $1.2M for unconscionable conduct
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-04-15 9:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has slapped a 4WD rental company that made “harsh and unjustified threats” against customers who challenged its decision to retain their security deposits […]

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Michael Kodari can’t overturn $150,000 judgment for sacked bodyguard who sought legal advice
Employment 2020-10-02 3:49 pm By Miklos Bolza

Investment whiz Michael Kodari has lost his appeal of a $151,000 judgment awarded in favour of his former bodyguard, who lost his job — and […]

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Full Court trashes ACCC appeal over Woolworths ‘eco’ picnic products
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-09-29 7:03 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has lost its appeal of a ruling that found Woolworths’ environmental claims for its ‘Select Eco’ line of compostable […]

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ASIC wins travel ban against advisor accused of impersonating clients for early super release
Financial Services 2020-09-28 1:36 pm By Christine Caulfield

The corporate regulator has secured temporary restraining orders against a financial advisor who is accused of impersonating clients to obtain early release of their superannuation […]

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Witness in ex-Quintis director’s trial must give evidence in person, judge says
White Collar 2020-06-23 5:16 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

In a defeat to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, a judge has found a key witness in the trial against former Quintis director Frank […]

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Online gig platform fined $600,000 for misleading reviews
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-07-22 11:03 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Online odd jobs platform Service Seeking has been fined $600,000 for falsely representing that reviews on its platform were written by customers when in fact […]

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ACCC can pursue car rental company for threatening customers despite liquidation
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-03-12 4:38 pm By Christine Caulfield

The ACCC has been given the go-ahead to continue its regulatory action against car rental company Australian 4WD Hire over allegedly threatening emails, three months […]

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Car rental company ordered to recover deleted emails in ACCC case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-10-17 3:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

Car rental company Australian 4WD Hire will need to take steps to recover deleted, allegedly threatening emails after a court found it had not complied […]

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