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$23.6M Vocation class action bill might have been ‘materially lower’, judge says
Class Actions 2021-07-23 11:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has approved a $50 million settlement in a shareholder class action against failed training company Vocation and auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers, but questioned whether the […]

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Canberra eyed as possible new venue for Ben Roberts-Smith’s defamation trial
Trials 2021-07-23 10:53 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Canberra has been floated as a potential new venue for the trial in former SAS soldier Ben Roberts-Smith’s defamation case as Sydney’s COVID-19 outbreak worsens, but a judge has said moving the hearing created “real difficulties”.

Judge lashes Forum Finance director’s failure to comply with court orders
Financial Services 2021-07-22 9:57 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has issued an ultimatum to Forum Finance director Bill Papas for his “entirely unsatisfactory” conduct in failing to provide details of personal assets […]

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Westpac confirmed as largest Forum creditor, as administrators near sale of unit
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-07-21 11:17 pm By Christine Caulfield

Administrators have lined up a buyer for a Forum Group entity, as a first creditors meeting confirms Westpac has the largest claim to any recoveries […]

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Nine wants subpoenas thrown out in Ben Roberts-Smith defamation case
Defamation 2021-07-21 3:40 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Media company Nine, which is facing defamation claims from Ben Roberts-Smith over articles accusing him of war crimes, has asked the court to set aside […]

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Westpac wants to block Forum Finance director from leaving Australia
Financial Services 2021-07-20 3:49 pm By Christine Caulfield

With $254 million at stake, Westpac wants a court order blocking the business partner of Forum Group founder Bill Papas from leaving Australia, as Papas […]

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Thorn Group latest lender caught up in alleged Forum Finance fraud
Financial Services 2021-07-19 10:15 pm By Christine Caulfield

Thorn Group is the latest lender ensnared in an alleged $400 million fraud by Forum Finance, with potential funds of up to $2.2 million tied […]

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Ben Roberts-Smith trial to resume with evidence from four Afghan witnesses
Defamation 2021-07-19 4:07 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Four witnesses who allegedly saw Ben Roberts-Smith kick a handcuffed man off a cliff in Afghanistan will give evidence next week in the war veteran’s […]

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Forum Group director stuck overseas after testing positive for COVID-19, court hears
Financial Services 2021-07-15 10:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

The director of the Forum Group companies accused of a $360 million fraud involving at least three major banks can’t return to Australia from Greece […]

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IP Australia accuses judge of ‘impermissible gloss’ on patent term extension law
Appeals 2021-07-15 5:29 pm By Cindy Cameronne

IP Australia has appealed a ruling granting drug company Ono Pharmaceutical a patent extension for a cancer immunotherapy drug, calling it an “impermissible gloss” on […]

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