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Kogan hit with $350,000 penalty for misleading TAXTIME promotion
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-07 1:07 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Online retailer Kogan has been hit with a $350,000 penalty for misleading customers during its 2018 TAXTIME promotion by offering discounts on products whose prices […]

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Banksia funder’s son says threat to scrap $64M class action settlement ‘didn’t feel right’
Class Actions 2020-12-03 5:45 pm By Christine Caulfield

The son of Banksia Securities class action funder Mark Elliott questioned his father on whether it was “right” to rip up a $64 million settlement […]

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Mark Elliott’s son admits postdating cheques to Banksia lawyers ‘doesn’t look good’
Class Actions 2020-12-02 11:12 pm By Christine Caulfield

Lawyer Alex Elliott has told a judge he didn’t know when he postdated cheques for members of the Banksia class action legal team that it […]

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‘I idolised dad’: Banksia funder’s son takes stand over class action fee scandal
Class Actions 2020-12-01 7:05 pm By Christine Caulfield

The mastermind behind an alleged fraudulent scheme by members of the legal team running the class action over the collapse of Banksia Securities was a […]

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Class action funder Mark Elliott did not need a righthand man, Banksia silk says
Class Actions 2020-11-30 10:44 pm By Christine Caulfield

The son of the lawyer and funder at the centre of an alleged fee scandal in the Banksia Securities class action was not his father’s […]

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Lawyers wanting to grill Banksia class action silk put on short leash
Class Actions 2020-11-27 10:18 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has confined the scope of questions lawyers can ask disgraced senior barrister Norman O’Bryan when he takes the stand this week to give […]

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Late document dump in Banksia class action a ‘professional disgrace’, court told
Class Actions 2020-11-26 11:48 am By Christine Caulfield

Last-minute discovery of emails by the solicitor facing accusations of complicity in a fraudulent scheme by his father and the barristers leading a class action […]

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Banksia class action judge shoots down barrister’s proportionate liability notice
Class Actions 2020-11-25 10:51 pm By Christine Caulfield

The judge overseeing a trial over alleged misconduct by lawyers behind the Banksia class action has blasted a bid by disgraced senior counsel Norman O’Bryan […]

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ACCC says Kogan should pay $2M for misleading promotion
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-11-24 9:54 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is seeking $2 million in penalties against Kogan, after a judge found statements the online retailer made during a […]

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Subpoenas can’t be issued ‘willy nilly’ to dodge journalist privilege, judge says in Elaine Stead case
Defamation 2020-11-19 5:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has set aside a subpoena issued by venture capitalist Elaine Stead in her defamation lawsuit against Fairfax, saying subpoenas could not just be […]

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