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More law firms to be dragged into Dover Financial negligence case
Financial Services June 17, 2020 6:30 pm By Alison Eveleigh

More law firms may soon be targeted in a lawsuit brought by defunct financial advisor Dover Financial alleging three law firms provided negligent advice concerning […]

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Dover ignored lawyers’ warnings about ‘misleading’ client policy, court hears
Financial Services June 1, 2020 5:12 pm By Miklos Bolza

Former Dover Financial director Terry McMaster on Monday admitted to personally drafting a so-called client protection policy described by a judge as an “exercise in […]

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Kraft takes trade dress battle with Bega to High Court
Intellectual Property May 21, 2020 11:12 am By Christine Caulfield

US food giant Kraft-Heinz wants the High Court to hear its intellectual property stoush with Bega after twice losing the battle over the right to […]

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ACCC can expand cartel case against BlueScope
Competition & Consumer Protection May 12, 2020 11:20 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has won court approval to bring new claims against BlueScope Steel for allegedly seeking to induce competitor OneSteel to […]

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Citing coronavirus, judge orders limited discovery in ANZ, Westpac ‘junk’ insurance class actions
Class Actions April 3, 2020 11:18 pm By Christine Caulfield

Noting the challenge of searching for documentary evidence while employees are working from home, a judge overseeing two consumer class actions against ANZ and Westpac […]

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ACCC loses appeal over $205M Pacific National, Aurizon terminal deal
Competition & Consumer Protection May 6, 2020 5:41 pm By Miklos Bolza

The ACCC has come up short in its appeal of a ruling that dismissed its challenge to Pacific National’s $205 million acquisition of Aurizon’s Acacia […]

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High Court takes up Westpac fight against ASIC personal advice case
Appeals April 27, 2020 4:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

The High Court has agreed to hear a challenge by Westpac to a ruling in favour of ASIC that found the bank violated its duty […]

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Court orders winding up of Merlin Diamonds after ‘serious contraventions’ unearthed
Restructuring & Insolvency April 1, 2020 5:02 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has ordered that Joseph ‘Diamond Joe’ Gutnik’s Merlin Diamonds be wound up after the mining company’s provisional liquidators uncovered “serious contraventions” and a […]

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ACCC secures $14M penalty in hidden fee case against STA Travel
Competition & Consumer Protection April 23, 2020 4:06 pm By Miklos Bolza

A settlement between the ACCC and STA Travel has resulted in a penalty of $14 million after the court found the travel agency misled consumers […]

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Bega triumphs again in $60M battle over peanut butter IP rights
Intellectual Property April 14, 2020 3:47 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Kraft has lost an appeal in its high-stakes legal battle against Bega over the right to use its distinctive peanut butter trade dress in Australia. […]

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