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Regulator takes Origin Energy to court for disconnecting destitute customers
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-08-24 4:50 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian Energy Regulator has taken energy retailer Origin Energy to court for allegedly breaching its commitments to financially vulnerable customers, including by disconnecting the […]

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Baker McKenzie negligent in advising on Chinese lender’s failed Aussie launch, court hears
Professional Negligence 2021-08-11 3:57 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Baker McKenzie has been accused of negligence in a cross claim by Chinese lender Aoyin, which faces a lawsuit by accounting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers for unpaid […]

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Bartier Perry gave client ‘dangerously incomplete’ legal advice, appeals court says
Business of Law 2021-08-03 10:43 pm By Bianca Hrovat

An appeals court has upheld a ruling that Sydney law firm Bartier Perry failed to adequately advise a lawyer about his rights under a partnership […]

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Sparke Helmore wins stay of $1M negligence case for abuse of process
Professional Negligence 2021-07-26 3:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

Sparke Helmore has secured a temporary reprieve in a $1 million negligence lawsuit against it, with a NSW Supreme Court judge staying the case for […]

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EY sued for negligence over Coca-Cola Amatil’s $40M sale of SPC
Accounting 2021-06-25 5:32 pm By Miklos Bolza

Consulting firm EY is facing legal action for allegedly making inaccurate and misleading statements ahead of the 2019 sale by Coca-Cola Amatil of its fruit […]

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Auditors of fraudster Melissa Caddick might face class action
Class Actions 2021-06-10 11:33 pm By Christine Caulfield

Investors who entrusted their retirement savings to deceased fraudster Melissa Caddick may launch a class action against the auditors that signed off on financial statements […]

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Phoenix Institute files lawsuit accusing directors of duty breaches
Education 2021-06-03 12:43 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Failed vocational education provider Phoenix Institute has taken three of its former directors to court claiming they breached the Corporations Act in the lead-up to […]

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Grant Thornton can bring cross-claim against Forge Group
Professional Negligence 2021-05-21 9:35 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Grant Thornton has won approval to a bring a cross-claim against Forge Group, just three months ahead of trial in the collapsed engineering company’s case […]

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Former QC, now judge hit with costs in negligent advice case
Construction 2021-05-04 3:29 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A former QC who is now a judge on the Victorian Supreme Court judge has been hit with costs following a ruling that he and […]

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Judge rejects government’s attempt to limit liability in Murray Darling class action
Class Actions 2021-04-13 3:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has found the Commonwealth and Murray Darling Basin Authority are not “public authorities”, striking out large portions of their defence in a class […]

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