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Rio Tinto execs want ASIC trial vacated due to COVID-19
Energy & Natural Resources 2020-11-04 2:21 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Two former executives of mining giant Rio Tinto accused by ASIC of breaching their directors duties have asked the court to vacate an upcoming trial, […]

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Group members no worse off if Pitcher Partners class action dropped, court told
Class Actions 2020-10-26 6:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

Dropping a class action against accounting firm Pitcher Partners over Slater & Gordon’s disastrous acquisition of UK professional services firm Quindell will leave group members […]

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Google fires back at ACCC data collection suit, says it sought ‘explicit consent in plain terms’
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-09-29 4:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

Google has rejected claims by the ACCC that it tricked consumers into agreeing to expanded collection of their personal data, saying that it instead sought […]

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Funder will take loss in $7M QRxPharma class action settlement
Class Actions 2020-09-23 3:04 pm By Miklos Bolza

The funder backing a shareholder class action against the directors of pharmaceutical firm QRxPharma will not seek to profit from a $7 million settlement in […]

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Judge sinks discovery hopes in NSW Ports competition case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-09-17 6:04 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A maritime development company has had its discovery hopes dashed in its stayed competition lawsuit against NSW Ports, with a judge finding that the company […]

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NAB units ordered to pay $57.5M in ASIC fees for no service case
Financial Services 2020-09-11 11:28 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Securities and and Investments Commission has won a $57.5 million judgment against two units of National Australia Bank for making misleading representations to […]

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COVID-19 concerns put ASIC’s Rio Tinto trial at risk
Energy & Natural Resources 2020-09-08 12:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

A seven-week trial in ASIC’s misleading conduct case against Rio Tinto may have to be postponed after two executives of the mining giant raised concerns […]

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Judge recuses himself from patent spat over Melbourne parking detector
Intellectual Property 2020-08-27 5:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

A  judge has stepped aside from a patent lawsuit brought by tech firm Vehicle Monitoring Systems over a parking system used by the City of […]

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ASIC won’t take action against Commonwealth Bank over AUSTRAC matter
Financial Services 2020-08-26 11:55 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission will not take action against the Commonwealth Bank of Australia or any of its directors of officers in relation […]

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Westpac units won’t defend ASIC fees for no service case
Financial Services 2020-08-20 4:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two Westpac units have made admissions and said they would not defend proceedings brought by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission over fees charged for […]

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