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ATO loses landmark case over GST gold scam
Tax 2020-11-17 7:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Taxation Office has been blocked from indirectly recouping GST lost in a major tax scam by allegedly crooked gold traders with the Full […]

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7-Eleven to face new unconscionability claims in franchisee class action
Class Actions 2020-11-13 9:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two class actions on behalf of 7-Eleven franchisees plan to expand their case against the convenience store chain by adding new allegations of systemic unconscionable […]

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Mylan fails in High Court bid to save patents for top seller Lipidil
Intellectual Property 2020-11-06 12:06 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has declined to take up Mylan’s challenge to a Full Court ruling upholding the invalidity of three patents for its blockbuster cholesterol […]

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Trivago loses appeal of ruling it misled consumers over hotel listings
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-11-04 12:04 pm By Christine Caulfield

Hotel booking aggregator Trivago has lost its challenge to a court ruling that it misled consumers over its ranking of travel accommodation, in what the […]

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Citing dangers of ‘hypothetical postulation’, Full Court declines to answer common fund order question
Class Actions 2020-11-03 3:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Court Federal Court has declined to answer a question posed by 7-Eleven as to whether common fund orders can be made on settlement […]

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7-Eleven says courts have no power to ever make a common fund order
Class Actions 2020-10-27 11:51 pm By Christine Caulfield

The High Court’s majority reasoning in the decision nixing common fund orders at an early stage of a class action leads “inexorably and inevitably” to […]

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Contradictor in 7-Eleven class action backs court’s power to make CFOs
Class Actions 2020-10-20 3:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

A contradictor appointed in two class actions against 7-Eleven will argue before the Full Federal Court that the court has power both in equity and […]

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ATO wins appeal in $60M tax dispute with Healius
Tax 2020-10-12 6:46 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Taxation Office has secured a Full Federal Court victory in its $60 million tax battle with Healius, overturning a ruling that found the […]

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AMP hits back at class action, says buy-out policy changes needed to avoid ‘BOLR run’
AMP 2020-10-12 2:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

Changes to AMP’s buyer of last resort policy that reduced the multiple by which the wealth management firm would purchase advisers’ client registers was necessary […]

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iSelect to pay $8.5M for misleading consumers about energy plans
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-10-08 3:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A court has ordered comparison website iSelect to pay $8.5 million in penalties for making misleading representations through its online electricity comparison service and pushing […]

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