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Findex can’t enforce ‘convoluted’ restraint clauses against advisor who poached clients, court says
Accounting 2020-10-30 10:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

Accounting firm Findex has lost an appeal of a court’s judgment tossing its case against a former financial advisor, despite the court finding he had […]

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Judge ‘troubled’ by firm’s bid to add client’s brother-in-law to $745,000 fee spat
Real Estate 2020-10-29 4:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has criticised a law firm that is suing its former client, Melbourne cafe Barfly’s, for $745,000 in legal fees after the firm sought […]

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ACCC takes Fuji Xerox to court over ‘unfair’ contract terms
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-10-22 1:45 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The consumer watchdog has filed court proceedings against Fuji Xerox alleging the Japanese print giant’s standard form contracts with small businesses contain a bevvy of […]

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Contradictor in 7-Eleven class action backs court’s power to make CFOs
Class Actions 2020-10-20 3:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

A contradictor appointed in two class actions against 7-Eleven will argue before the Full Federal Court that the court has power both in equity and […]

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Icon wins dispute with insurers over Opal Tower coverage
Insurance 2020-10-20 5:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

Construction firm Icon Co has won a coverage dispute with its insurers over $31 million in losses stemming from Sydney’s ill-fated Opal Tower, whose residents […]

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Chubb wouldn’t want survival of Opal Tower concrete specialist on conscience, judge says
Insurance 2020-10-16 2:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

The chief judge of the Federal Court has told Chubb Insurance to consider whether it wants to be held responsible for the commercial viability of […]

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AMP hits back at class action, says buy-out policy changes needed to avoid ‘BOLR run’
AMP 2020-10-12 2:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

Changes to AMP’s buyer of last resort policy that reduced the multiple by which the wealth management firm would purchase advisers’ client registers was necessary […]

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Law firm in fee dispute with Barfly’s loses urgent bid for $745,000
Real Estate 2020-09-30 2:57 pm By Christine Caulfield

A law firm that negotiated a $2.4 million settlement for Melbourne’s Barfly’s in a negligence suit against the Bourke Street cafe’s former solicitors is now […]

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Clive Palmer can’t get law firm, funder docs for possible Queensland Nickel claim
Restructuring & Insolvency 2020-09-23 4:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Queensland Supreme Court has shot down an “entirely speculative” bid by two Clive Palmer-owned companies to access information held by two law firms and […]

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Sacked Weekend Sunrise host Simon Reeve sues Seven Network
Employment 2020-09-14 11:25 am By Miklos Bolza

Game show host and news presenter Simon Reeve is suing the Seven Network for breach of contract, seeking compensation and pecuniary penalties after his sudden […]

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