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ASIC pans Wagyu and shiraz ‘thought experiments’ in Westpac home loan appeal
Financial Services February 25, 2020 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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Judge should be commended for ‘judicial economy’, Pacific National tells court in ACCC appeal
Competition & Consumer Protection February 18, 2020 2:37 pm By Christine Caulfield

Pacific National has defended a decision by a judge to accept an undertaking and rule against the ACCC in its competition case over the rail […]

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Judge overstepped in accepting Pacific National undertaking, ACCC tells appeals court
Competition & Consumer Protection February 17, 2020 4:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

The judge who dismissed the ACCC’s challenge to Pacific National’s acquisition of Aurizon’s Acacia Ridge Terminal in Queensland had no power to accept an undertaking […]

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Judge clears $15B Vodafone, TPG deal in latest merger challenge loss for ACCC
Competition & Consumer Protection February 13, 2020 11:21 am By Christine Caulfield

Vodafone has won its case against the ACCC over its proposed merger with rival telecommunications company TPG, with a judge ruling the tie-up would not […]

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Class action alleges 7-Eleven made franchisees use Metcash-owned vendor
Class Actions February 4, 2020 6:37 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A class action brought against 7-Eleven claims the convenience store chain ordered franchisees to purchase goods from supplier C-Store so that 7-Eleven could meet its […]

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US class action firms pounce on Westpac
Class Actions February 3, 2020 2:08 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Westpac is now facing at least eight class actions in various US courts seeking $200 million from the bank for allegedly failing to alert shareholders […]

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Judge gives law firms 3 weeks to join a Westpac class action beauty parade
Class Actions January 31, 2020 9:48 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge overseeing the first of what could be many shareholder class actions over Westpac’s anti-money laundering breaches — brought by class action specialists Phi […]

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Arnold Bloch Leibler sues Slater and Gordon to use docs in class action defence
Class Actions January 31, 2020 2:34 pm By Christine Caulfield

Facing a class action by shareholders alleging negligence over advice to Slater and Gordon, law firm Arnold Bloch Leibler is bringing proceedings against its former […]

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Class action appeals ruling allowing 7-Eleven to seek litigation releases
Class Actions January 16, 2020 10:50 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The lead applicant in a class action against 7-Eleven has appealed a ruling that denied its bid to block the convenience store chain from seeking […]

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Judge won’t stop 7-Eleven from seeking class action releases from franchisees
7-Eleven December 12, 2019 1:31 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has shot down a bid by class action applicants to block 7-Eleven from seeking litigation releases from franchisees on contract renewal, saying there […]

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