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After settlement rejected, ASIC takes Westpac case to trial
Financial Services December 10, 2018 1:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

The corporate cop’s case against Westpac over allegedly irresponsible lending practices will go to trial after the Federal Court rejected the bank’s $35 million settlement. […]

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D’Aquino Bros says it can prove its Scotch Whisky is the real deal
Intellectual Property December 10, 2018 9:01 pm By Christine Caulfield

Defending against a fourth trade mark infringement lawsuit by the UK’s Scotch Whisky Association, Australian liquor retailer D’Aquino Bros has told a court all of its Scotch Whisky was distilled in Scotland, and it has the paperwork to prove it.

Hastie liquidators offer to settle with builders over $124M in unpaid bills
Construction December 7, 2018 7:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

Hastie Group’s liquidators have offered to drop their $124 million case against two dozen major builders if the companies agree to pay an undisclosed sum […]

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Glencore in-house counsel wins access to ‘highly confidential’ deal docs, again
Corporate December 6, 2018 10:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge overseeing a fraudulent concealment trial over Cargill’s $420 million purchase of the Joe White malt business has reaffirmed an earlier ruling allowing an […]

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ASIC filing puts spotlight on ANZ treasurer in $2.5B capital raising case
Securities December 5, 2018 10:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

ANZ treasurer Rick Moscati was at the centre of a flurry of phone calls and meetings with underwriters and other bank executives on the day […]

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Queensland flood class can add evidence after ‘trial by ambush’
Class Actions December 4, 2018 1:37 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge overseeing the marathon hearing in the class action over the 2011 Queensland floods has allowed the lead applicant to submit further evidence after […]

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Sandoz infringed expired Lexapro patent, judge rules
Intellectual Property November 29, 2018 1:48 pm By Christine Caulfield

Generic drug maker Sandoz has been found liable for patent infringement and misleading and deceptive conduct in a case by pharmaceutical giant Lundbeck over its […]

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Trivago admits it breached consumer law with hotel rankings
Competition & Consumer Protection November 28, 2018 1:01 pm By Christine Caulfield

Hotel booking aggregator Trivago has admitted it may have misled consumers into believing they would find the lowest hotel rate on an initial search of […]

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Art collectors won’t get their day in court against failed auction house Mossgreen
Restructuring & Insolvency November 28, 2018 3:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge overseeing the complex liquidation of failed auction house Mossgreen has denied leave to proceed to vendors who received nothing from the sale of […]

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ALRC’s ‘leave to proceed’ proposal slammed as de facto class certification
Class Actions November 26, 2018 1:29 pm By Christine Caulfield

A late proposal by the Australian Law Reform Commission to introduce a ‘leave to proceed’ mechanism into class actions has been blasted by a major […]

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