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ASIC triumphs in appeal against payday lenders Cigno, BHF
Appeals 2022-06-28 11:36 am By Sam Matthews

ASIC has won an appeal of a judge’s decision that found Gold Coast-based payday lenders Cigno and BHF did not need a licence to issue […]

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Dover Financial, ex-director mull lawsuit against ASIC
Financial Services 2022-05-26 9:33 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Defunct financial advisory firm Dover Financial and its former director have taken ASIC to court seeking discovery as they mull a potential lawsuit against the […]

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Mars keeps MM mark away from chocolate in trade mark settlement
Intellectual Property 2022-03-14 11:08 am By Miklos Bolza

A judge has signed off on a settlement in a trade mark spat between M&M candy maker Mars and the world’s largest macadamia grower, Macquis […]

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Careers Australia liquidator can pursue overseas directors on evidence of insolvent trading
Restructuring & Insolvency 2022-03-04 5:29 pm By Sam Matthews

The liquidator of collapsed vocational education provider Careers Australia can serve its lawsuit on two of the company’s former directors now living overseas, after a […]

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Under ACCC scrutiny, IVF provider Virtus drops $45M Adora acquisition
Corporate 2021-12-17 3:52 pm By Christine Caulfield

IVF company Virtus Health has withdrawn its offer to acquire rival Adora Fertility from Healius, citing the competition regulator’s opposition to the takeover. Weighing the […]

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Full Court parks opposition to patent for detecting parking overstays
Appeals 2021-12-09 12:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

Tech company Vehicle Management Systems has come up short in its third attempt to block competitor SARB Management Group’s patent application for a magnetic parking […]

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Judge approves $750,000 penalty against La Trobe Financial despite ‘considerable hesitation’
Financial Services 2021-11-29 11:57 am By Cat Fredenburgh

La Trobe Financial Asset Management will pay just $750,000 for misleading investors in its 48 hour and 90 day notice accounts over a period of […]

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Judge questions ASIC’s ‘very, very modest’ $750,000 penalty against La Trobe Financial
Financial Services 2021-11-15 1:59 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A judge has expressed hesitation about a $750,000 penalty proposed by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission in its misleading advertisement case against $5.15 billion […]

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Law firms accused of negligence fight Dover Financial’s bid to add lawyers to case
Financial Services 2021-11-04 4:11 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Three law firms and a consultancy are fighting a bid by defunct financial advisor Dover Financial to bring negligence claims against two lawyers over a […]

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IVF provider Virtus’ confidentiality claims ‘border on ridiculous’, judge says
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-03 9:02 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has rejected part of IVF provider Virtus Health’s bid for redactions in a recent decision from the court temporarily blocking the company from […]

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