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Halifax liquidators’ decision to not realise investments gets court backing
Restructuring & Insolvency 2020-04-27 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 2020-03-10 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 2020-02-25 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 2020-02-24 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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Chinese investors can offload property, recoup losses from failed investment scheme
Real Estate 2020-02-06 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 2020-01-28 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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Class wins access to Appco insurance docs in sham contracting case
Employment 2019-12-19 10:18 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Appco has agreed to hand over insurance policy documents to the lead applicant in a $90 million sham contracting class action, amid concerns about the […]

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Monster Energy takes on ‘mother’ of a trade mark battle
Intellectual Property 2019-11-13 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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Judge was open to doubt Rush accuser’s credibility, appeals court hears
Appeals 2019-11-05 10:21 pm By Hannah Gee

The judge who sided with Geoffrey Rush in his defamation case against the Daily Telegraph was not wrong to find the newspaper’s primary witness, actress […]

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Nationwide drops judicial bias claim in Geoffrey Rush defamation appeal
Defamation 2019-11-04 11:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Nationwide News is backpedaling from claims that a $2.9 million defamation judgment won by actor Geoffrey Rush should be overturned because of apprehended bias on […]

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