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Judge has ‘no sympathy’ for ACCC’s attempt to block Ultra Tune appeal
Competition & Consumer Protection June 17, 2019 4:15 pm By Amelia Birnie

Ultra Tune has been given the go-ahead to challenge a $2.6 million penalty for alleged breaches of franchising and consumer laws, after a judge said […]

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NSW Ports weighs stay bid in competition case as it battles similar ACCC proceedings
Competition & Consumer Protection June 11, 2019 2:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

A second competition lawsuit brought against NSW Ports could be stayed or consolidated with a case launched by the competition regulator over an agreement to […]

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IOOF execs slam APRA for last-minute discovery as trial looms
Financial Services June 6, 2019 7:47 pm By Amelia Birnie

Former executives of wealth manager IOOF facing disqualification proceedings by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority have criticised the prudential regulator for a late and extensive […]

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KPMG settles lawsuits by Equititrust liquidators accusing accounting firm of negligence
Restructuring & Insolvency May 28, 2019 3:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

The liquidators of Gold Coast fund manager Equititrust are seeking court approval of a confidential settlement of two proceedings brought against KPMG for allegedly failing […]

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Insufficient evidence Piper Alderman discriminated against female partner, judge says
Employment May 27, 2019 10:28 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has found a senior female partner at Piper Alderman has not provided sufficient evidence that the firm moved to oust her from its […]

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CIMIC faces bid for indemnity costs after last-minute subpoenas derailed class action trial
Class Actions May 21, 2019 4:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicant in a shareholder class action against global engineering firm CIMIC Group has made a bid for indemnity costs, after a last-minute subpoena […]

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Judge finds real risk of ASIC case against former IOOF exec
Financial Services May 20, 2019 9:05 pm By Amelia Birnie

Former IOOF chairman George Venardos will be allowed to object to incriminating evidence and discovery in proceedings brought by APRA, after a court found there […]

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APRA ordered to hand over ASIC chats about IOOF exec
Financial Services May 14, 2019 9:06 pm By Amelia Birnie

APRA has been ordered to hand over all of its correspondence with fellow regulator ASIC relating to former IOOF chairman George Venardos, as he prepares […]

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Ultra Tune’s excuse for missing appeal deadline doesn’t wash, ACCC tells court
Competition & Consumer Protection May 7, 2019 9:07 pm By Amelia Birnie

The consumer regulator wants a court to throw out Ultra Tune’s appeal of a $2.6 million penalty, after the national car repair franchise filed its […]

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Fair Work Ombudsman wins appeal over CFMEU penalty in Hutchison Ports strike case
Employment May 3, 2019 12:00 am By Christine Caulfield

An appeals court has handed a win to the Fair Work Ombudsman in its battle for a multimillion dollar penalty against the CFMEU for coordinated […]

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