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ASIC takes NAB to court over $365k in account fees
Financial Services 2021-02-25 1:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

ASIC has launched court proceedings against National Australia Bank accusing the bank of engaging in unconscionable conduct by charging more than $365,000 in fees to […]

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Kimberly-Clark agrees to pay $200,000 penalty in flushable wipes case
ACCC 2021-02-12 1:41 pm By Miklos Bolza

US consumer goods giant Kimberly-Clark has agreed to pay $200,000 for misleading ‘Made in Australia’ representations made on its ‘flushable’ wipes. During a Friday hearing, […]

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CUB can’t shield info in brewing privilege fight with ATO
Tax 2021-02-02 5:11 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A judge has ordered Carlton United Breweries, maker of iconic Australian beers Victoria Bitter and Carlton Draught, to hand over information to the Commissioner of Taxation […]

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Former One Nation staffer alleges ex-senator Brian Burston sexually harassed, ‘gaslighted’ her for years
Employment 2021-01-22 10:10 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A former One Nation staffer who accused former senator Brian Burston of harassment has told a court that Burston tried to get her to breach […]

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ATO can’t toss lawsuit by Melbourne migration lawyer who fled to Romania
Tax 2021-01-21 3:21 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Commissioner of Taxation has failed in his bid to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a bankrupt migration lawyer who fled to Romania and owes […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2020
Analysis 2021-01-12 10:46 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Payouts in class actions in 2020 largely kept pace with the previous year despite the financial strain of the COVID-19 pandemic, with companies and other […]

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Law firm seeks $16M from $112M Robodebt class action settlement
Class Actions 2021-01-11 3:42 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The law firm that led an unfunded class action against the Federal government over the controversial Robodebt scheme will ask the court to approve up […]

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Judge remains concerned about conflict of interest in PWC privilege battle with tax office
Tax 2020-12-18 10:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

Assurances that PwC can be a defendant in a privilege fight with the ATO while representing three other defendants in the proceedings and avoid a […]

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Robodebt judge will have fight on hands if government challenges class action legal fees
Class Actions 2020-12-15 8:01 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The applicant in the settled Robodebt class action has warned a judge he will have a “dispute on [his] hands” if the government presses an […]

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NSW can’t shield docs in ACCC competition case over ports privatisation
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-09 5:19 pm By Miklos Bolza

The NSW government cannot assert public immunity over cabinet documents sought in a case brought by the ACCC over an allegedly anti-competitive agreement for the […]

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