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Insurance docs sought amid fears Ardent Leisure lacks assets to meet $310M class action
Class Actions 2020-08-28 4:17 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The lead applicant in a shareholder class action against Dreamworld owner Ardent Leisure over a 2016 tragedy in which four people died following a ride […]

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ASIC takes Linchpin Capital directors to court over mismanaged investment funds
Financial Services 2020-08-27 9:28 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has brought legal proceedings against four directors of Linchpin Capital Group, the latest action over the financial services firm […]

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Backpacker’s tax not discriminatory, appeals court finds
Employment 2020-08-06 3:55 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The Australian Taxation Office has won its appeal of a ruling that found that a 15 per cent ‘Backpacker’s Tax’ imposed on holders of Australian […]

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Investment scheme wound up after ‘systematic misappropriation’ of $7M in funds
Restructuring & Insolvency 2020-07-28 9:49 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has granted ASIC’s bid to wind up an illegal managed investment scheme whose operators fled to India following the “systematic misappropriation” of almost […]

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Garmin settles misuse of market power case by largest Australian supplier
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-11-19 3:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

Garmin has reached a settlement in a competition case brought by its former exclusive Australian distributor alleging the GPS technology giant misused its market power […]

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Examination proceedings brought against Linchpin Capital directors
Restructuring & Insolvency 2019-10-09 4:06 pm By Miklos Bolza

Three former directors of billion-dollar financial advisory firm Linchpin Capital Group will face two days of questioning in examination proceedings filed on behalf of an […]

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Stock exchange must hand over docs after investment firm’s suspension
Securities 2019-07-29 10:41 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has given the all-clear to an investment management company to access evidence for potential legal action against the National Stock Exchange of Australia […]

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AIG loses appeal over insolvency exclusion in Kaboko Mining D&O policy
Insurance 2019-06-14 9:13 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

AIG Australia has failed to convince the Full Federal Court that an insolvency exclusion in a directors and officers policy held by Kaboko Mining should […]

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Construction giant Hutchinson takes ACCC to court over ‘invalid’ notice to produce
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-03-28 4:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

Private construction company Hutchinson Builders has brought legal action against the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, seeking to quash what it says is an invalid […]

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Full Court blocks Plutus tax fraudsters’ bid to have insurer cover legal bill
Insurance 2018-08-03 5:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

The alleged masterminds behind the $130 million Plutus Payroll tax fraud have been barred by the Full Federal Court from using insurance to cover their […]

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