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Government to fund examination of JM Kelly’s web of inter-company loans
Restructuring & Insolvency June 17, 2019 5:25 pm By Amelia Birnie

The Commonwealth has agreed to fund a public examination into the affairs of collapsed Queensland-based construction group JM Kelly, after liquidators uncovered a complicated web […]

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AIG loses appeal over insolvency exclusion in Kaboko Mining D&O policy
Insurance June 14, 2019 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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$19M penalty for Garuda brings global cargo cartel case to a close, but the ACCC won’t rest on its laurels
Expert Insights June 14, 2019 9:31 pm By

The second highest penalty in the international airline cartel cargo case shows the court will impose very significant penalties even if the conduct did not […]

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ACCC too late to alter Pacific National undertaking, judge says
Competition & Consumer Protection June 12, 2019 11:32 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has come up short again in its challenge to Pacific National’s $205 million acquisition of competitor Aurizon’s Queensland freight […]

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Ex-Hastie Services CEO says nothing ‘dodgy’ about orders to close earnings gap
White Collar June 4, 2019 10:03 pm By Miklos Bolza

The former chief executive officer of Hastie Services has admitted to asking staff to make up for a shortfall between forecast and actual profits at […]

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Novartis appeals IP Australia decision invalidating MS drug patent
Intellectual Property June 3, 2019 4:11 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Novartis has launched an appeal following a ruling by IP Australia that a proposed patent for an oral form of its top-selling multiple sclerosis drug […]

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Key witness in Hastie Services execs’ trial pointed the finger to save herself, jury hears
White Collar June 3, 2019 8:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former finance manager from Hastie Services and key witness for the prosecution in the criminal trial against two of the company’s former executives only […]

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Ex-Hastie Services CEO ordered ‘raid’ on balance sheets to make up targets, court hears
White Collar May 30, 2019 5:19 pm By Miklos Bolza

The former CEO of a unit of collapsed construction firm Hastie Group told staff to “raid the balance books” to make up financial targets linked […]

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Singaporean company to be dragged into Hill & Smith road safety barrier patent dispute
Intellectual Property May 29, 2019 9:01 pm By Amelia Birnie

UK-based building products giant Hill & Smith Holdings wants to drag a Singaporean entity into its road safety patent dispute with Australian company Safe Barriers, […]

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La Trobe University drops disciplinary proceedings against law professor
Employment May 27, 2019 11:20 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

La Trobe University has reached a settlement with the head of its law school, Dr Patrick Keyzer, to resolve legal action alleging it breached its […]

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