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Metlife brings action against AFCA in first court showdown for complaints body
Financial Services May 20, 2019 9:36 pm By Christine Caulfield

Insurance giant Metlife has launched legal proceedings against the Australian Financial Complaints Authority to challenge a finding in favour of an injured former NSW police […]

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‘Loose with the truth’ broker wins High Court challenge to ASIC ban
Appeals May 15, 2019 4:32 pm By Miklos Bolza

The High Court has upheld an appeal by a mortgage broker with a history of run-ins with the law, finding that the Administrative Appeals Tribunal […]

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Ex-Radio Rentals CEO dragged into class action, says he ‘can’t afford lawyers’
Class Actions May 9, 2019 11:13 am By Amelia Birnie

A judge has granted a bid to add former Radio Rentals CEO James Marshall and the beleaguered company’s insurer, AIG Australia, as respondents in a […]

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HWL must produce files in case accusing partner of diverting client funds to pay legal bill
Legal Ethics May 8, 2019 9:06 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has dismissed HWL Ebsworth’s claims of a “fishing expedition” and granted discovery of a slew of  internal documents relevant to allegations a partner […]

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IAG hit with class action over add-on insurance
Class Actions April 11, 2019 10:58 am By Cat Fredenburgh

A unit of Insurance Australia Group is facing a class action alleging it engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct by pushing add-on insurance onto individuals […]

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Reckitt using court to beat competitors, AFT tells judge in spat over Maxigesic ads
Competition & Consumer Protection March 27, 2019 3:26 pm By Miklos Bolza

AFT Pharmaceuticals has accused Nuremol maker Reckitt Benckiser of “happily advertising away” while using the court to shut down AFT’s ads for rival painkiller Maxigesic. […]

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Class action trial against WorleyParsons back on as new judge steps in
Class Actions March 20, 2019 12:55 pm By Miklos Bolza

Trial in a shareholder class action against engineering company WorleyParsons will be heard by a new judge in late August, six months after it was […]

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AFT agrees to temporary injunction over new Maxigesic ads
Competition & Consumer Protection March 5, 2019 8:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

AFT Pharmaceuticals has agreed to a court order temporarily restraining it from distributing point of sale material containing updated claims that its painkiller Maxigesic is […]

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Deep Investments’ case over $10M in share trading losses shut down
Financial Services January 22, 2019 1:32 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeals court has shut down a case brought by investment adviser Deep Investments against a solicitor and six others over $10 million in alleged […]

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ASIC challenge to Westpac personal advice ruling likely
Financial Services February 7, 2019 11:16 am By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission will likely appeal a ruling that two Westpac units did not provide personal financial advice as part of a […]

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