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Plastic surgeon named in breast implants class action locked in legal battle with insurers
Insurance 2021-03-29 2:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has ordered Avant Insurance to supply certain documents to a plastic surgeon seeking coverage for legal costs of defending a class action against […]

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ASIC triumphs in ‘bad advice’ case against IOOF unit
Financial Services 2021-03-24 12:29 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former financial advisor employed by an IOOF unit accused of taking hefty commissions for steering investors towards risky investments contravened the financial advice provisions […]

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Freedom Foods dispute with Blue Diamond heads to arbitration in California
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-03-08 2:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

A legal battle in the Federal Court between Freedom Foods and Blue Diamond Growers over an almond milk licensing deal has been stayed so the […]

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Full Court to hear CUB dispute with ATO over 1,500 tax docs
Appeals 2021-03-03 10:10 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Carlton United Breweries has appealed a ruling ordering it to hand over almost 1,500 documents to the Commissioner of Taxation relating to an audit of […]

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Financial adviser drops defence in ASIC’s bad advice case against IOOF unit
Financial Services 2021-03-02 3:00 pm By Christine Caulfield

A former financial planner of IOOF unit RI Advice, who has been accused by ASIC of pocketing hefty commissions from clients steered to risky investments, […]

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Fair trial may not be possible for adviser targeted by ASIC in IOOF unit case, court told
Financial Services 2021-03-01 9:57 pm By Christine Caulfield

A financial adviser at the centre of ASIC’s bad advice case against an IOOF unit might mount an argument that a fair trial is not […]

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ASIC proves prescient with failure of mediation on eve of IOOF trial
Financial Services 2021-02-26 9:52 pm By Christine Caulfield

ASIC’s warning about the futility of mediation with an IOOF subsidiary has proved prophetic, with talks last week failing to resolve the regulator’s case ahead […]

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New evidentiary tool on cards as 7-Eleven class action judge hears first ever oral discovery bid
Class Actions 2021-02-19 4:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge overseeing two franchisee class actions against 7-Eleven has heard a landmark application for pre-trial oral discovery that could create another tool […]

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‘Completely futile’: ASIC resists mediation push from judge concerned about cost of IOOF trial
Financial Services 2021-02-08 12:25 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A judge has ordered ASIC to enter mediation before heading into a “very expensive” trial with an IOOF subsidiary accused of giving shonky advice, over […]

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ATO won’t promise not to prosecute PwC for tax offences
Tax 2021-02-03 12:06 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The ATO has refused to sign an undertaking that it won’t prosecute PricewaterhousCoopers for tax crimes if it hands over thousands of documents at the […]

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