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High Court’s Chorley ruling dooms Tucker & Cowen partner’s costs bid
Business of Law January 10, 2020 11:30 am By Miklos Bolza

A court has slashed the costs awarded to a Tucker & Cowen name partner in a lawsuit brought by the liquidators of failed fund manager […]

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Elaine Stead hits Nine with defamation suit over Blue Sky coverage
Defamation January 9, 2020 1:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

Elaine Stead, venture capitalist and former executive director of doomed fund manager Blue Sky Alternative Investments, has filed defamation proceedings against Nine-owned Fairfax over a […]

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Ashurst partner’s appeal flops in Point Piper property spat with ex-judge
Appeals January 6, 2020 2:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

An Ashurst partner that argued a judge was “confused” when he decided to appoint liquidators to his luxury Point Piper home in a dispute with […]

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Westpac hit with $9.15M penalty over bad advice
Financial Services December 19, 2019 3:41 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Federal Court judge has ordered Westpac to pay a $9.15 million penalty after one of its financial advisers breached the best interests duty by […]

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ASIC takes life insurer TAL to court over handling of cancer victim’s claim
Insurance December 17, 2019 10:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has taken legal action on another referral from the banking royal commission, dragging life insurer TAL to court for […]

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Asahi’s $16B takeover of CUB gets frosty reception by ACCC
Competition & Consumer Protection December 12, 2019 11:15 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has raised concerns about Asahi’s proposed $16 billion acquisition of Carlton & United Breweries, saying the deal would likely […]

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Merger of textbook giants Cengage, McGraw-Hill has ACCC worried
Corporate December 12, 2019 5:14 pm By Christine Caulfield

The competititon regulator has flagged concerns about the proposed merger of educational publishing giants Cengage and McGraw-Hill, saying it could substantially lessen competition and drive […]

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Suncorp unit can force reversal of Coverforce acquisition, court says
Corporate December 10, 2019 9:52 pm By Christine Caulfield

The head of Australia’s largest unlisted insurance broker, Coverforce, may face a future damages claim for misleading or deceptive conduct if a recent acquisition of […]

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Ernst & Young denies it was negligent in goodwill review of Slater & Gordon’s Quindell deal
Class Actions November 29, 2019 1:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

Accounting giant Ernst & Young, which has been dragged into two class actions by Slater & Gordon shareholders, has shot back at claims it was […]

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ACCC to bring constitutional challenge in Pacific National, Aurizon appeal
Competition & Consumer Protection November 26, 2019 1:31 pm By Hannah Gee

The judge who tossed the competition regulator’s challenge to Pacific National’s acquisition of Aurizon’s Acacia Ridge Terminal in Queensland had no power under the Australian […]

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