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Judge limits ‘impermissibly wide’ subpoenas in Rinehart family feud
Energy & Natural Resources July 17, 2018 9:06 pm By Miklos Bolza

Bianca Rinehart has won a small legal victory over her mother, Gina Rinehart, with the Supreme Court permitting, but limiting, her use of subpoenas to […]

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Judge slams class action settlement as “worst” he’s ever seen
Class Actions May 25, 2018 4:06 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge on Friday reluctantly approved a $12 million settlement in the long-running class action against Bank of Queensland, saying it left almost […]

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ASIC expands case against Rio Tinto
Energy & Natural Resources May 1, 2018 11:21 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has broadened its case against Rio Tinto and two former executives and is seeking extra penalties. The case alleges […]

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Magic Circle firm to rep Rio Tinto in ASIC case
Securities March 21, 2018 11:26 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Magic Circle firm Clifford Chance will represent Rio Tinto as it faces legal action in Australia over allegedly misleading investors about the coal reserves of […]

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AWB to drop unfair contract terms that raised ACCC’s ire
Competition & Consumer Protection March 14, 2018 3:58 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australia’s largest agribusiness, AWB Harvest Finance Pools Pty Ltd, has agreed to make changes to the contracts it uses with farmers after the Australian Competition […]

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Bank of Queensland settles class action over Sherwin scam
Securities February 27, 2018 9:13 am By Christine Caulfield

The Bank of Queensland has reached a settlement close to trial in a class action brought by investors in a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme masterminded […]

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ACCC to get tougher on contracts that hurt small biz, lawyers warn
Analysis November 13, 2017 2:31 pm By Christine Caulfield

It warned offenders, and then it won its first case. Now with the one-year anniversary of laws protecting small businesses from unfair contracts ticking over, […]

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