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Ponzi schemer Samra drew funds at ‘near excess’, BankSA admits
Class Actions 2018-11-21 8:41 pm By Miklos Bolza

Westpac-owned BankSA has admitted that convicted Ponzi schemer Michael Samra withdrew funds at “near excess” of the bank’s limits and had insufficient money to honour […]

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Sarah Hanson-Young’s defamation case survives Leyonhjelm’s dismissal bid
Defamation 2018-11-07 9:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

A defamation case brought by Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young against fellow senator David Leyonhjelm will go ahead after Leyonhjelm lost a bid to shut the […]

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Air conditioner patent infringement claims get chilly reception
Intellectual Property 2018-10-24 3:59 pm By Christine Caulfield

Swedish air conditioner supplier Dometic has lost is case alleging patent infringement claims against Australian rivals Houghton Leisure and Finch Australia over the popular Belaire […]

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Heinz drops appeal in sugary kids snacks case
Appeals 2018-10-24 12:35 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

H.J. Heinz Company has dropped its appeal of a ruling that it marketed its sugary snacks to kids as healthy, after the ACCC won a […]

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Sarah Hanson-Young slams Leyonhjelm truth defence as fabrication
Defamation 2018-10-18 8:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

Senator Sarah Hanson-Young has accused Senator David Leyonhjelm of using parliamentary privilege and fabricated remarks to shut down a defamation case she lodged in August. […]

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Judge dismisses appeal of $1.5M mesothelioma judgment
Product Liability 2018-10-04 9:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

Building material manufacturer Amaca and distributor Seltsam have lost their appeal of a $1.5 million judgment won by a NSW resident who developed mesothelioma after […]

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Mastec wins docs in wheelie bin design copying case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-09-28 10:22 pm By Miklos Bolza

Mobile garbage bin manufacturer Mastec Australia can access documents from a group of city councils and waste management firms to calculate damage it suffered from […]

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Senator looks to shut down Hanson-Young defamation case
Defamation 2018-09-20 8:19 pm By Miklos Bolza

Senator David Leyonhjelm wants the Federal Court to toss a defamation lawsuit filed by Senator Sarah Hanson-Young, saying the court is barred from hearing the case […]

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Heinz fined $2.25M for peddling sugary kids snacks as healthy
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-08-24 9:37 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

H.J. Heinz Company has been fined $2.25 million for marketing sugary snacks to kids as healthy, a fraction of the $10 million penalty sought by […]

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High Court to hear ASIC appeal in outback book-up case
Appeals 2018-08-20 11:25 am By Christine Caulfield

The corporate watchdog has won special leave to appeal to the High Court a ruling that found a general store owner in outback South Australia […]

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