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IOOF unit’s case ‘utterly unsupportable’, Sparke Helmore tells court
Trials July 2, 2019 8:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

Sparke Helmore has refuted allegations by IOOF subsidiary Australian Executor Trustees (SA) that it failed to provide proper legal advice to the trustee on a […]

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Ex-CBA exec facing criminal charges ordered to hand over docs in US lawsuit
White Collar July 2, 2019 9:03 pm By Amelia Birnie

A former Commonwealth Bank executive facing criminal commercial bribery charges has been ordered to hand over a number of documents in a US lawsuit brought […]

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‘Neglect, inexperience, incompetence’: IOOF unit faces $82M trial over plantation sale
Trials July 1, 2019 7:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

IOOF subsidiary Australian Executor Trustees (SA) is facing an $82 million claim for compensation by investors angered by the way the trustee handled the sale […]

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Ex-HWL Ebsworth lawyer admitted errors in Sydney land tender, court hears
Real Estate June 19, 2019 8:13 pm By Amelia Birnie

A court has heard a former HWL Ebsworth property lawyer admitted to errors in a due diligence report missing crucial flood risk information that is […]

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Shareholder class action against Sirtex settles mid-trial
Trials June 6, 2019 10:47 pm By Christine Caulfield

Sirtex Medical has reached a mid-trial agreement to resolve a consolidated shareholder class action that centred on the biotech company’s sales forecasts of its radiation […]

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Ex-Hastie Services CEO says nothing ‘dodgy’ about orders to close earnings gap
White Collar June 4, 2019 10:03 pm By Miklos Bolza

The former chief executive officer of Hastie Services has admitted to asking staff to make up for a shortfall between forecast and actual profits at […]

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Key witness in Hastie Services execs’ trial pointed the finger to save herself, jury hears
White Collar June 3, 2019 8:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former finance manager from Hastie Services and key witness for the prosecution in the criminal trial against two of the company’s former executives only […]

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Ex-Hastie Services CEO ordered ‘raid’ on balance sheets to make up targets, court hears
White Collar May 30, 2019 5:19 pm By Miklos Bolza

The former CEO of a unit of collapsed construction firm Hastie Group told staff to “raid the balance books” to make up financial targets linked […]

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Westpac slams ASIC for ’19th century approach’ to home loans
Financial Services May 6, 2019 8:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

Banking giant Westpac has criticised the Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s old fashioned approach to home loan serviceability, saying its own complex system is more […]

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Rugby League stand-down rule ‘draconian’, court hears at Jack de Belin trial
Trials April 15, 2019 3:31 pm By Christine Caulfield

An Australian Rugby League Commission rule barring St George Illawarra Dragons forward Jack de Belin from taking the field is “draconian” and “unfair”, a court […]

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