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Judge questions ASIC’s ‘very, very modest’ $750,000 penalty against La Trobe Financial
Financial Services 2021-11-15 1:59 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A judge has expressed hesitation about a $750,000 penalty proposed by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission in its misleading advertisement case against $5.15 billion […]

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Top JPMorgan execs to face stand before trial after late ACCC disclosure
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-10 2:07 pm By Christine Caulfield

JPMorgan bigwigs who are key witnesses for the prosecution in its cartel case over ANZ’s botched share placement in 2015 will be questioned by Citibank […]

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King & Wood Mallesons appoints new chief executive partner
Business of Law 2021-11-10 5:01 pm By Christine Caulfield

Big Six law firm King & Wood Mallesons has promoted managing partner of clients and mergers and acquisitions Renae Lattey to lead the firm’s Australian […]

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Top judge did ‘unexplained violence’ to Star’s business interruption policy, Full Court told
Insurance 2021-11-08 9:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

In rejecting a bid by The Star Entertainment Group to recoup losses stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Court’s Chief Justice did “real and […]

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Judge concedes he had no power to jail tour operator for 12 months
Courts 2021-11-08 2:31 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has admitted in a $2 million false imprisonment lawsuit against him that he had no power to sentence the owner of a Cairns […]

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ACCC’s witness statement method ‘quite unfair’, says judge hearing cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-05 9:45 pm By Christine Caulfield

The ACCC’s practice of successively refining witness statements without saving draft versions was “quite unfair”, says a judge overseeing the competition regulator’s criminal cartel case […]

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ACCC let JPMorgan lawyers review witness statement in cartel probe, court told
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-04 10:42 pm By Christine Caulfield

Lawyers for JPMorgan went to the ACCC’s office to review a draft statement of the investment bank’s then managing director Jeffrey Herbert-Smith, an immunity witness […]

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Judge slams indictment in cartel case as ‘complete shemozzle’
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-03 3:41 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has declined to quash the indictment in a high-profile criminal case over a $2.5 billion ANZ share placement but sent prosecutors back to […]

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JPMorgan GC sat in on ACCC interviews despite involvement in alleged cartel, court hears
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-03 9:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

JPMorgan’s general counsel for Australia and New Zealand was allowed to sit in on witness interviews during an ACCC cartel investigation into ANZ’s $2.5 billion […]

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Criminal case against NAB over casual employee entitlements should take priority, court told
Employment 2021-10-29 1:56 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The criminal case brought by Victoria’s new employment watchdog against the NAB should take precedence over the bank’s case, which challenges the Wage Inspectorate’s interpretation […]

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