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DLA Piper sued by QC, junior barrister over $370,000 in unpaid fees
Business of Law January 16, 2019 10:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

A Queens Counsel and a junior barrister at the Victorian Bar are taking DLA Piper to court, accusing the law firm of failing to pay […]

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ACCC can seek fines against defunct dealer of fake Aboriginal art
Competition & Consumer Protection January 16, 2019 5:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

The ACCC can continue its case against failed Aboriginal art wholesaler Birubi Art, which went into liquidation after the court found it violated the Australian […]

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VW knew about defeat software but ACCC doesn’t need to prove it, court told
Competition & Consumer Protection January 15, 2019 9:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

The ACCC does not need to prove Volkswagen knew about the diesel emissions software at the heart of its action against the car giant — […]

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Cargill ordered to give Glencore info on unauthorised barley use
Corporate January 14, 2019 5:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

Agricultural giant Cargill has been ordered to hand over documents to Glencore regarding its use of an unauthorised type of barley before and after its […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2018
Exclusive January 11, 2019 11:29 pm By Christine Caulfield and Cat Fredenburgh

From a record-setting funder’s cut to the first call for ‘“proportionality”, last year saw a number of groundbreaking judgments approving class action settlements worth more […]

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ACCC reviewing leniency policy in light of concerted practices ban
Competition & Consumer Protection January 11, 2019 9:46 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is taking a look at its program for granting  leniency to cartel whistleblowers in the wake of changes that […]

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JP Morgan wins bid to keep ANZ probe docs confidential
Securities January 8, 2019 9:52 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

JP Morgan, the reported whistleblower behind a criminal cartel case against ANZ, Deutsche Bank and Citigroup over a $2.5 billion share placement, has won its […]

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ACCC weighs divestiture proposal in Bingo’s Dial-a-Dump acquisition
Competition & Consumer Protection January 8, 2019 12:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission is considering whether a divestment offer by waste management company Bingo Industries will address concerns the regulator has raised […]

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In ASIC suit, Dover Financial says ‘client protection policy’ caused no harm
Article January 8, 2019 8:55 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Defunct financial adviser Dover Financial is seeking evidence to bolster its argument that no clients were harmed by a liability waiver that’s at the centre […]

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Pitcher Partners fined $5.6M for concealing botched accounting
Financial Services January 7, 2019 8:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

Accounting firm Pitcher Partners has been ordered to pay more than $5.6 million in damages for fraudulently concealing an amortisation error that caused a well-known […]

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