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Magistrate in ANZ cartel case shuts down ‘back door’ bid to expand JPMorgan witness grilling
Competition & Consumer Protection December 13, 2019 4:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

A magistrate has dismissed a bid to expand the cross examination of a JPMorgan witness in the closely watched criminal cartel case over a $2.5 […]

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‘I’m getting awful close to ending my life’: Magistrate despairs as ANZ cartel hearing blows out
Competition & Consumer Protection December 12, 2019 7:49 pm By Miklos Bolza

A committal hearing in the ANZ cartel case may run a further nine days next year due to ongoing arguments about subpoenas and privilege, which have derailed five planned days of cross-examination of key witnesses and led a Local Court Magistrate to proclaim she was “awful close” to ending her life.

Westpac asks High Court to hear personal advice case
Financial Services December 11, 2019 11:08 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Westpac has filed a special leave application with the High Court seeking further clarity on the line between personal and general advice under financial services […]

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Banks want to grill ANZ cartel case witnesses on late evidence by ACCC
Competition & Consumer Protection December 10, 2019 6:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

The banks and executives facing criminal charges over alleged cartel conduct related to ANZ’s $2.5 billion share placement in 2015 will fight to widen their […]

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Suncorp unit can force reversal of Coverforce acquisition, court says
Corporate December 10, 2019 9:52 pm By Christine Caulfield

The head of Australia’s largest unlisted insurance broker, Coverforce, may face a future damages claim for misleading or deceptive conduct if a recent acquisition of […]

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AUSTRAC case against Westpac speeds towards penalty hearing
Financial Services December 9, 2019 9:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

AUSTRAC’s lawsuit against Westpac over 23 million alleged breaches of money laundering and counter-terrorism laws is racing towards a possible February penalty hearing, with the […]

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JPMorgan witness disputed existence of ANZ cartel ‘agreement’ court hears
Competition & Consumer Protection December 6, 2019 9:45 pm By Miklos Bolza

A key witness from JPMorgan previously contested claims by the ACCC that a key component of an alleged cartel arrangement between four major banks around […]

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Takata airbags class action might appeal class closure in wake of common fund ruling
Class Actions December 6, 2019 10:18 pm By Hannah Gee

The applicants in a group of class actions over defective Takata airbags have flagged a possible challenge to a formal class closure order in the […]

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JPMorgan witnesses grilled as banks seek to poke holes in ANZ cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection December 5, 2019 9:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two key witnesses from JPMorgan have been grilled by lawyers for three major investments banks named in a high-stakes criminal cartel case as the banks […]

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Common fund orders in class actions dealt fatal blow by High Court
Class Actions December 4, 2019 10:12 am By Christine Caulfield

Judges have no power to order all class action members to pay a proportion of a litigation funder’s commission out of their share of a […]

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