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CBA can’t throw out ‘cuckoo-smurfing’ lawsuit
Financial Services 2021-11-10 12:28 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has failed in its bid to dismiss a case brought by customers who claim they were the victims of “cuckoo-smurfing” […]

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Top judge did ‘unexplained violence’ to Star’s business interruption policy, Full Court told
Insurance 2021-11-08 9:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

In rejecting a bid by The Star Entertainment Group to recoup losses stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Court’s Chief Justice did “real and […]

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Investors lose joint appeal bid to boost slice of Halifax liquidation assets
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-10-27 3:13 pm By Miklos Bolza

Investors in collapsed stockbroker Halifax Investment Services have failed to overturn decisions in Australia and New Zealand relating to the date of realisation of their […]

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Developer wins GST class action appeal despite misleading investors
Real Estate 2021-10-25 5:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Canberra property developer that misled investors about GST on its apartments does not have to pay compensation to the lead applicant in a class […]

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ACCC wins temporary halt to Virtus’ acquisition of Adora
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-10-14 7:02 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The ACCC has won an interim injunction blocking IVF provider Virtus Health from completing its purchase of rival Adora Fertility on Friday. Federal Court Justice […]

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ACCC wants urgent injunction to block Virtus’ acquisition of Adora
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-10-13 10:33 pm By Christine Caulfield

The competition regulator has filed court action seeking an injunction to stop Virtus Health from completing the purchase of rival Adora Fertility on Friday while […]

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AMP may try to stay financial planner’s lawsuit in light of BOLR class action
Financial Services 2021-10-05 1:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

AMP has flagged a potential stay of a lawsuit filed by a Sydney-based financial planner against that overlaps with a class action brought by advisors […]

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ATO wins info on 1,500 tax docs, teeing up potential privilege battle with CUB
Tax 2021-09-21 5:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

Iconic Australian beer manufacturer Carlton & United Breweries has lost an appeal seeking to shield information about 1,500 allegedly privileged documents from the Australian Taxation […]

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PwC a ‘different beast’ to law firms when it comes to privilege, court hears
Tax 2021-09-13 10:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

Assessing claims of privilege involving multidisciplinary firms like PricewaterhouseCoopers that offer legal and accounting services is “inherently awkward”, a court heard on the final day […]

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Halifax investors file Full Court appeal to boost recovery
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-09-13 1:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

Approximately 1,000 investors of collapsed stockbroker Halifax Investment Services have challenged a court decision concerning the date of the realisation of their investments which decreased […]

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