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Banks can access JPMorgan’s ‘first accounts’ in ANZ cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-05-14 11:56 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Several banks and executives facing criminal cartel charges over a $2.5 billion ANZ share placement have won access to interview notes taken by whistleblower JPMorgan […]

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Telstra fined $50M for ‘beyond conscience’ exploitation of Indigenous customers
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-05-13 10:49 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Telstra has been fined $50 million for using unconscionable tactics to sign up more than 100 Indigenous customers with post-paid mobile plans they didn’t understand […]

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$1.3M awarded to Queensland floods class action sample group members
Class Actions 2021-05-07 5:01 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has awarded four sample group members in the Queensland floods class action $1.28 million in compensation, finding that charitable payments did not affect […]

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Settlement reached in lawsuit against Arrium directors
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-05-05 5:26 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A mid-trial settlement has been reached in a lawsuit brought by the liquidators of collapsed steel giant Arrium against 10 former company directors and officers […]

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Court OKs $440M settlement in Queensland floods class action
Class Actions 2021-05-03 2:46 pm By Christine Caulfield

A $440 million settlement by the State of Queensland and dam operator Sunwater resolving a class action over the 2011 Queensland floods has been approved […]

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Law firm should rethink putting up own solicitor as expert in group costs order bid, judge says
Class Actions 2021-04-30 12:03 pm By Christine Caulfield

The judge overseeing the first ever bid for a group costs order in a class action that will give the plaintiff’s law firm a percentage […]

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Tatts takes ATO to court for rejecting $393M tax deduction
Tax 2021-04-26 11:47 am By Miklos Bolza

Tabcorp-owned Tatts Group has launched legal proceedings against the Australian Taxation Office seeking to set aside an “excessive” decision barring over $393 million in tax […]

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Judge ‘bereft’ of power to vary $138M IAG settlement to allow late opt outs
Insurance 2021-04-23 5:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

A $138 million class action settlement with IAG over alleged junk insurance will go ahead after a judge found he was “bereft” of power to […]

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Law firms behind rival Allianz class actions to press for novel alternative to beauty parade
Class Actions 2021-04-23 3:46 pm By Christine Caulfield

Two law firms bringing competing class actions against insurance giant Allianz have proposed to resolve the duplication by jointly running just one of the cases, […]

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ACCC to fight production of JPMorgan witness statements in ANZ cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-04-22 5:02 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge who vowed last year to move a criminal cartel case over a $2.5 billion ANZ share placement to trial “before we all retire” […]

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