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Class action accuses Dixon Advisory of providing conflicted financial advice
Class Actions 2021-11-03 9:49 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Financial services company Dixon Advisory has been hit with a class action for allegedly pushing financial products onto investors that it stood to reap hundreds […]

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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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Groupwide damages not ruled out in Ford class action, judge says
Class Actions 2021-11-03 9:56 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has left open the possibility that aggregate damages could be awarded in a class action against US auto giant Ford on behalf of […]

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IVF provider Virtus’ confidentiality claims ‘border on ridiculous’, judge says
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-03 9:02 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has rejected part of IVF provider Virtus Health’s bid for redactions in a recent decision from the court temporarily blocking the company from […]

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Holders of Aussie cryptocurrency Qoin threaten class action
Financial Services 2021-11-02 8:55 pm By Cindy Cameronne

An issuer of Gold Coast-based cryptocurrency Qoin may be hit with a class action for allegedly engaging in fraudulent practices and pyramid selling, with investors […]

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ASIC takes digital lender Ferratum to court for overcharging borrowers
Financial Services 2021-11-02 11:07 am By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has accused Finnish microloan company Ferratum of overcharging vulnerable, low-income consumers during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. In […]

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BlueScope meeting made distributor ‘extremely uncomfortable’, ACCC tells court
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-01 5:58 pm By Cindy Cameronne

BlueScope general manager Jason Ellis made executives of a steel distributor “extremely uncomfortable” in a meeting where he presented the steel giant’s price list, a […]

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ACCC puts government agencies on notice about bid-rigging
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-01 6:29 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has warned public agencies not to encourage businesses to coordinate bids for tenders, saying an investigation showed government departments […]

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Criminal cartel case dropped against ANZ, group treasurer over $2.5B share placement
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-10-29 9:27 pm By Christine Caulfield

In a major blow to the competition regulator’s high-profile price-fixing case over ANZ’s $2.5 billion capital raising, prosecutors have dropped all charges against the bank […]

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