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Pitcher Partners fined $5.6M for concealing botched accounting
Financial Services January 7, 2019 8:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

Accounting firm Pitcher Partners has been ordered to pay more than $5.6 million in damages for fraudulently concealing an amortisation error that caused a well-known […]

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Full Court tosses ACCC appeal in Medibank disclosure case
Competition & Consumer Protection December 20, 2018 10:42 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has lost an appeal of a ruling that dismissed its case over allegedly inadequate disclosures by private health insurer […]

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Union merger challenge shot down by Federal Court
Employment December 14, 2018 11:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

An employer group has lost an appeal to the Full Federal Court to overturn the merger of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union with two […]

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Landmark to pay $1M in ACCC case over barley claims
Competition & Consumer Protection December 3, 2018 1:48 pm By Christine Caulfield

A unit of agribusiness giant Landmark Operations has agreed to pay $1 million to settle an enforcement action by the consumer watchdog alleging it misled […]

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Acai berry co. ends case alleging Aussie duo stole Amazon narrative
Competition & Consumer Protection November 14, 2018 10:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

California-based acai berry company Sambazon Inc. has resolved legal action that accused its former Australian distributors of co-opting the company’s Amazonian narrative to promote a […]

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ASIC wins $9M fine against Financial Circle
Financial Services November 5, 2018 1:36 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has secured almost $9 million in penalties against Melbourne-based Financial Circle  over a scheme to extract advice fees and […]

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Hyundai wins $5.6M payout in ICC arbitration dispute
Construction October 16, 2018 7:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

Hyundai Engineering and Steel Industries has been granted almost $5.6 million in compensation in a case against Australian company Alfasi Steel over construction delays on […]

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Aviation 3030 investor can’t duck security because of ASIC’s suit
Securities October 5, 2018 11:14 pm By Christine Caulfield

An investor suing property investment group Aviation 3030 can’t avoid payment of half a million dollars in security for litigation costs because of a parallel […]

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Delay in publishing IP judgment creates ‘unsatisfactory state of affairs’, judge says
Intellectual Property September 27, 2018 11:14 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Melbourne computer retailer that plans to appeal a $2.8 million fine for allegedly violating Microsoft’s Windows 7 IP has won a stay of the […]

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Co. director stung by landmark privilege ruling can’t delay trial
Corporate September 26, 2018 9:38 pm By Christine Caulfield

A company director who was on the losing end of a precedent-setting legal privilege ruling, along with law firm Macpherson Kelley, has lost a bid […]

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