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Court approves investors’ takeover of Angas Securities
Restructuring & Insolvency May 17, 2019 8:49 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has approved a scheme of arrangement which will see investors take a 70 per cent stake in troubled fund manager Angas Securities, […]

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SARB seeks to park vehicle detector patent case, says dispute settled 5 years ago
Intellectual Property May 16, 2019 8:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

Melbourne-based civic compliance firm SARB Management Group wants to put the brakes on a case brought by tech company Vehicle Monitoring Systems over a patented […]

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Judge shoots down ASIC’s ‘amorphous’ request for inquiry into liquidators
Restructuring & Insolvency May 10, 2019 3:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has dismissed an application by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission to investigate two Sydney-based liquidators, saying the regulator had failed to prove […]

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Paltar Petroleum to be wound up after judge finds ‘too much uncertainty’ in DOCA
Restructuring & Insolvency May 10, 2019 10:47 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Oil exploration company Paltar Petroleum will be wound up after a judge rejected a proposed deed of company arrangement as containing “too much uncertainty”. Federal […]

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Quintis class action trial could be two years away, with ASIC case to run first
Class Actions May 9, 2019 9:31 pm By Amelia Birnie

Trial in the class actions against sandalwood oil production company Quintis and its founder Frank Wilson could be delayed for almost two years, while ASIC […]

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East Timor can’t duck $328M fuel supply dispute with Lighthouse Corporation
Energy & Natural Resources May 7, 2019 8:13 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Democratic Republic of East Timor has lost its bid to dismiss a lawsuit brought by oil and gas firm Lighthouse Corporation over $328 million […]

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Maurice Blackburn says it can deliver the goods in BHP class action
Appeals May 2, 2019 10:34 pm By Christine Caulfield

Law firm Maurice Blackburn has fired its opening salvo in a high-stakes appeal of a judge’s decision rejecting its class action against BHP over the […]

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Ernst & Young might get dragged into Slater & Gordon class actions
Class Actions April 23, 2019 4:48 pm By Christine Caulfield

Accounting firm Pitcher Partners, which is facing two shareholder class actions over auditing work for Slater & Gordon, is considering filing claims of its own […]

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Midland Metals loses challenge to ‘deceptive’ letters by cable makers group
Competition & Consumer Protection April 17, 2019 2:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Singapore-based cable manufacturer Midland Metals has lost its appeal of a  judgment that found the Australian Cablemakers Association did not violate the consumer laws when it […]

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Deloitte can’t escape class action claims over failure of Dick Smith
Class Actions April 11, 2019 9:36 pm By Christine Caulfield

Accounting giant Deloitte has failed in its bid to strike out claims made in two shareholder class actions alleging it was careless in auditing the […]

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