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Receivers can pay priority claims of employees directly, judge rules
Construction March 20, 2019 10:32 pm By Christine Caulfield

Receivers, not just liquidators, can distribute assets to satisfy priority claims of an insolvent company’s employees, a judge has ruled, settling a question of law […]

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Prosecutors aim at ‘significant reduction’ in charges in Country Care cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection March 19, 2019 2:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Commonwealth Department of Public Prosecutions has told the Federal Court it will “very significantly” reduce the number of criminal charges laid against mobility equipment […]

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Clive Palmer’s wife can’t dodge liquidators’ grilling over Mineralogy’s assets
Restructuring & Insolvency March 12, 2019 10:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

Liquidators for the failed Queensland Nickel will be able to interrogate Clive Palmer’s wife over the assets of her husband’s other company, Mineralogy, after telling […]

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Judge got the maths wrong in awarding $5.6M for accounting error, Pitcher Partner says
Appeals March 7, 2019 1:16 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge who hit Pitcher Partners with a $5.6 million damages ruling over an accounting error concealed from corporate client Neville’s Bus Service was wrong […]

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AFT agrees to temporary injunction over new Maxigesic ads
Competition & Consumer Protection March 5, 2019 8:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

AFT Pharmaceuticals has agreed to a court order temporarily restraining it from distributing point of sale material containing updated claims that its painkiller Maxigesic is […]

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Aft goes on the offensive, files lawsuit over new Maxigesic ads
Competition & Consumer Protection February 26, 2019 2:04 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

AFT Pharmaceuticals has filed a lawsuit seeking to pre-empt competitor Reckitt Benckiser from pursuing a lawsuit against it over recent ads for its painkiller Maxigesic. […]

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Judge makes ‘irresistible’ order that Pitcher Partners pay $3.3M in costs over hidden error
Financial Services February 25, 2019 2:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

Pitcher Partners just found another reason to challenge a ruling that it owes $5.6 million in damages for concealing an accounting error from a client […]

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Former MP Ian Macdonald gets conviction overturned
White Collar February 25, 2019 9:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

A five-member appeals panel in the NSW Supreme Court has overturned former NSW Labor Minister for Mineral Resources Ian Macdonald’s conviction for wilful misconduct of […]

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AFT not ready to take its medicine for ‘misleading’ Maxigesic ads
Appeals February 8, 2019 10:54 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

AFT Pharmaceuticals has launched a partial challenge to a court ruling that its Maxigesic ads made a number of misleading claims, including that the drug provides […]

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Pitcher Partners appeals $5.6M damages award over concealed accounting error
Competition & Consumer Protection February 5, 2019 2:16 pm By Christine Caulfield

Accounting firm Pitcher Partners will challenge a ruling that it owes a NSW bus operator $5.6 million in damages for fraudulently concealing a costly amortisation […]

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