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Dixon Advisory files for administration, blaming class actions
Restructuring & Insolvency 2022-01-19 10:40 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Embattled wealth advisor Dixon Advisory has filed for administration, saying its potential liability in two class actions and a $7.2 million penalty agreed to in […]

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INPEX, JKC settle spat over $45B Ichthys LNG project
Energy & Natural Resources 2022-01-19 11:12 am By Bianca Hrovat

Japanese oil and gas producer INPEX and contractor JKC Australia have settled all claims between them relating to the construction of the $45 billion of […]

Court asked to find Retail Food Group class action exempt from MIS rules
Class Actions 2022-01-18 3:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

A class action against franchise giant Retail Food Group wants to head off any challenge to its funding agreement with a court order that the financing arrangement is exempt from controversial regulations requiring group proceedings to be run as managed investment schemes.

Switzer sues ex-adviser, Walker Wayland over ‘defamatory’ email to client
Financial Services 2022-01-18 3:58 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Switzer Financial Group has sued a former senior adviser, claiming he sent a defamatory email to a client accusing the firm — run by financial commentator Peter Switzer — of lacking concern about a conflict of interest.

ACCC cracks down on ‘outrageous’ COVID-19 RAT pricing
Coronavirus 2022-01-17 6:34 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is working with the Australian Federal Police to combat price gouging over the sale of COVID-19 rapid antigen tests. […]

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ACCC appeals ruling from judge who ‘gagged’ at proposed $5M Employsure penalty
Appeals 2022-01-14 11:58 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The ACCC will seek a higher penalty against Employsure over misleading Google advertisements, after a judge found the consumer regulator’s proposed $5 million penalty was […]

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ACCC zaps CovaU with $33,000 penalty over missing price comparisons
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-01-12 5:12 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Energy retailer CovaU has been hit with $33,300 in penalties by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission over its alleged failure to provide consumers with […]

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Bayer Essure class action wins unredacted discovery for opt out notice
Class Actions 2022-01-10 2:41 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Bayer has lost its bid to redact the names and contact details of potential group members from discovered documents in a Slater & Gordon-led class […]

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Funeral services provider fined for not disclosing ‘unavoidable’ costs
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-01-10 12:06 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Perth-based funeral services provider Bowra & O’Dea has paid $26,640 in penalties for allegedly failing to disclose certain unavoidable costs when advertising rates for its […]

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SmileDirectClub can’t get its facts straight, Invisalign claims
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-01-07 5:11 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The maker of the popular Invisalign dental aligners has sued competitor SmileDirectClub for allegedly misleading consumers about the cost and efficacy of its direct-to-consumer teeth […]

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