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ASIC wins winding up orders against accused Ponzi schemer Chris Marco
Financial Services 2020-12-07 9:26 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has ordered the winding up of a managed investment scheme operated by Perth businessman Chris Marco and his company AMS Holdings after investors […]

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In win for ACCC, Full Court says vulnerability not essential to proving unconscionable conduct
Appeals 2021-03-22 1:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court has ruled that unconscionable conduct under the Australian Consumer Law is not confined to exploitation of vulnerable parties, in an “extremely […]

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GetSwift slammed for ‘unfair attack’ on judge hearing class action, ASIC case
Class Actions 2021-02-15 7:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

GetSwift has been criticised for its “quite unfair attack” on a Federal Court judge who refused to disqualify himself from hearing a shareholder class action […]

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Vagisil maker wins appeal to halt European rival’s trade mark
Intellectual Property 2021-02-11 3:40 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The maker of Vagisil feminine hygiene products has successfully overturned a ruling that denied its bid to stop a European competitor from registering Vagisan as […]

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Full Court to hear another appeal over computer-implemented invention
Intellectual Property 2021-03-04 2:58 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Federal Court has been asked to consider an appeal of a judge’s ruling backing the position of the Commissioner of Patents that two […]

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Theta hit with $2M penalty for defective product disclosure statements
Financial Services 2020-11-19 9:41 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A court has ordered Theta Asset Management, a collapsed financial services provider that ran a property investment scheme targeting retirees, to pay a $2 million […]

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Geowash execs win stay of enforcement of $2.7M fine in ACCC case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-06-24 10:32 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has agreed to give two executives of Geowash a reprieve from enforcement of $2.7 million in penalties pending an appeal of a judgment […]

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Criminal charges ‘on the cards’ for WA businessman Chris Marco, court told
White Collar 2020-05-27 9:52 pm By Christine Caulfield

Accepting that criminal proceedings were “on the cards” for accused Ponzi schemer Chris Marco, a judge has ordered the appointment of receivers to his assets […]

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QRx Pharma shareholders to get small slice of $7M class action settlement
Class Actions 2020-08-11 10:18 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A former QRx Pharma director’s prediction that shareholders would not receive “anything of consequence” from a class action settlement has proven true, with only a […]

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Proportionality no basis to deny fees in $7M QRxPharma class action settlement, judge says
Class Actions 2020-09-29 3:12 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has approved a $7 million settlement in a class action against the directors of pharmaceutical company QRxPharma, only a third of which will […]

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