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‘A significant imbalance’: Bendigo and Adelaide Bank loan contracts unfair, court finds
Financial Services May 29, 2020 6:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has granted ASIC a legal win against Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, finding that its small business loan contracts were unfair and created […]

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Law firm accused of pressuring ex-Qantas employee to settle workers comp claim
Employment May 1, 2020 11:16 pm By Christine Caulfield

A former customer service manager for Qantas who claims to suffer from severe depression and anxiety has brought allegations of disability discrimination against Maurice Blackburn, […]

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High Court takes up Westpac fight against ASIC personal advice case
Appeals April 27, 2020 4:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

The High Court has agreed to hear a challenge by Westpac to a ruling in favour of ASIC that found the bank violated its duty […]

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Halifax liquidators’ decision to not realise investments gets court backing
Restructuring & Insolvency April 27, 2020 2:08 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The liquidators of defunct stockbroker Halifax are justified in their decision to refrain from realising existing investments over the protests of some investors, until substantive […]

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Federal Court grapples with own practice note in IAG insurance class action
Class Actions March 10, 2020 4:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

With the common fund order tossed in a class action against two IAG entities over allegedly worthless add-on insurance, a Federal Court judge on Tuesday […]

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ASIC pans Wagyu and shiraz ‘thought experiments’ in Westpac home loan appeal
Financial Services February 25, 2020 5:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

ASIC has criticised a Federal Court judge for his ‘thought experiments’ around prospective home loan applicants feasting on Wagyu beef and shiraz, as the regulator […]

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No harm, no foul? Full Court weighs ACCC challenge to flushable wipes ruling
Competition & Consumer Protection February 24, 2020 5:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

The ACCC claims it was not required to prove Kimberly-Clark’s flushable wipes caused actual harm to sewers, as it challenges a ruling that disposed of […]

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Monster Energy takes on ‘mother’ of a trade mark battle
Intellectual Property November 13, 2019 3:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Monster Energy has launched another Federal Court case against Vittoria Food & Beverage seeking to block the coffee maker from trading on the popularity of […]

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Chinese investors can offload property, recoup losses from failed investment scheme
Real Estate February 6, 2020 3:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Gold Coast development property procured through a settlement with a Sydney-based financial advisory firm facing two separate class actions can be sold to recoup […]

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Sydney financial advisor hit with $14.5M class action by Chinese investors
Class Actions January 28, 2020 4:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Sydney-based financial advisory firm has been hit with a class action by a group of Chinese investors over a property investment and visa scheme […]

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