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Ex-Radio Rentals CEO dragged into class action, says he ‘can’t afford lawyers’
Class Actions 2019-05-09 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 2019-05-08 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 2019-04-11 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 2019-03-27 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 2019-03-20 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 2019-03-05 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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AFT not ready to take its medicine for ‘misleading’ Maxigesic ads
Appeals 2019-02-08 10:54 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

AFT Pharmaceuticals has launched a partial challenge to a court ruling that its Maxigesic ads made a number of misleading claims, including that the drug provides […]

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ASIC challenge to Westpac personal advice ruling likely
Financial Services 2019-02-07 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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Property spruiker Rick Otton drops appeal of record $6M fine
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-01-30 9:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

We Buy Houses’ director Rick Otton has withdrawn his appeal of a ruling that slugged him with a $6 million fine for misleading property investors, […]

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ACCC calls for $35M fine against Empower Institute
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-01-29 3:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australia Competition and Consumer Commission is seeking a $35 million penalty against Empower Institute after the court found the vocational trainer engaged in unconscionable […]

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