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Judge awards $875,000 in damages for ‘disgraceful’ Facebook posts targeting Nats MP
Defamation 2020-09-22 5:02 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has awarded $875,000 in damages in a defamation case brought by Nationals MP Dr Anne Webster against a conspiracy theorist for a series […]

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ASIC won’t appeal Westpac responsible lending case to High Court
Financial Services 2020-07-22 2:56 pm By Christine Caulfield

ASIC has dropped its fight with Westpac over the bank’s financial assessment of home loan borrowers following political pressure, citing the “challenging economic circumstances”. The […]

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Judge appoints referee to look at Halifax liquidators’ fees
Restructuring & Insolvency 2020-07-07 5:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

A referee has been appointed to examine the fees for the liquidators of stockbroker Halifax Investment Services, which collapsed in December 2018, trapping around $200 […]

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Cladding class action applicant has $5.8M claim against Fairview, court hears
Class Actions 2020-08-20 4:08 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The second meeting of creditors of embattled cladding manufacturer Fairview Architectural has been pushed back to give administrators more time to work out what is […]

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ASIC loses appeal in responsible lending case against Westpac
Financial Services 2020-06-26 12:06 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has failed in a high-profile challenge to a ruling for Westpac in its responsible lending case against the bank, […]

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ASIC spent $1.8M on failed Westpac responsible lending case
Financial Services 2020-08-07 4:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission spent over $1.8 million in taxpayer funds investigating and prosecuting its now failed responsible lending case against Westpac. The […]

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Further pain for AFT as court finds new Maxigesic ads misleading
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-08-04 4:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

AFT Pharmaceuticals has suffered another blow over its Maxigesic advertisements, with a judge finding the marketing material misled consumers by claiming to provide better, faster […]

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‘More extraordinary by the moment’: Reckitt slams AFT bid to reopen Maxigesic case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-06-03 3:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

AFT Pharmaceuticals is seeking to reopen a lawsuit against Reckitt Benckiser over ads for its painkiller Maxigesic after judgment was delivered in the matter, claiming […]

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‘A significant imbalance’: Bendigo and Adelaide Bank loan contracts unfair, court finds
Financial Services 2020-05-29 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 2020-05-01 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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