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Judge pushes for trial early next year in Opal Tower class action
Class Actions 2021-03-25 3:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has suggested hearing the long-running class action over the Opal Tower disaster as early as the first quarter of next year, as the […]

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FE Sports to pay $350,000 penalty for ‘serious’ resale price maintenance
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-03-24 9:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

Brisbane-based sporting goods wholesaler FE Sports has been fined $350,000 for engaging in resale price maintenance that prohibited dealers from advertising certain products for less […]

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Dreamworld operator denies ‘obvious’ ride risks in $310M class action defence
Class Actions 2021-03-15 12:14 pm By Miklos Bolza

Ardent Leisure Group has hit back at a $310 million shareholder class action, denying that there were “obvious” risks in its Thunder River Rapids Ride […]

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ATO wins High Court appeal against Travelex over mistaken $149,000 tax surplus
Tax 2021-03-10 3:45 pm By Miklos Bolza

The High Court has ruled that the tax office was not obliged to refund money for tax surpluses mistakenly issued under the GST Act, in […]

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‘I’m not having vague excuses about COVID in the UK’: Judge slams ex-Linchpin director
Financial Services 2021-02-18 6:54 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A judge will not let proceedings brought by ASIC against four former Linchpin Capital directors drag on, slamming a “vague” excuse from one of the […]

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High Court grants special leave in backpacker tax case
High Court 2021-02-12 12:53 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has granted special leave to a British citizen who is locked in a dispute with the Australian Taxation Office over a 15 […]

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Former Linchpin boss gets legal aid while waiting on insurers in ‘chaotic’ London
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-02-10 4:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

London is in a “complete state of chaos” and no amount of pressing by law firm Moray & Agnew has produced an answer from underwriters […]

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Full Court ruling clarifies cover in business interruption insurance case
Coronavirus 2020-12-21 3:45 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Full Federal Court has issued a mixed bag ruling in a business interruption insurance dispute between Suncorp subsidiary Vero Insurance and a Melbourne café […]

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Judge finds ‘good reason’ for Linchpin examination docs to be used in class action
Class Actions 2020-12-10 1:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has allowed documents obtained from examination proceedings against directors of Linchpin Capital to be used in a class action against the failed financial […]

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Opal Tower concrete manufacturer appeals loss to insurer over coverage of legal bills
Insurance 2020-12-09 9:22 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The prefab concrete specialist behind Sydney’s Opal Tower has appealed a ruling letting its insurers off the hook to pay costs in advance incurred in […]

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