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Dover ignored lawyers’ warnings about ‘misleading’ client policy, court hears
Financial Services June 1, 2020 5:12 pm By Miklos Bolza

Former Dover Financial director Terry McMaster on Monday admitted to personally drafting a so-called client protection policy described by a judge as an “exercise in […]

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ACCC steps up probe of Qantas’ Alliance stake amid uncertainty for airlines
Competition & Consumer Protection June 1, 2020 12:11 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said competition by smaller airlines was essential ‘now, more than ever’ as the airline industry undergoes a major upheaval due to the coronavirus and the administration of Virgin Airlines, and vowed to continue its probe of Qantas’ 19.9 per cent stake in Alliance Airlines.

‘A significant imbalance’: Bendigo and Adelaide Bank loan contracts unfair, court finds
Financial Services May 29, 2020 6:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has granted ASIC a legal win against Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, finding that its small business loan contracts were unfair and created […]

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Criminal charges ‘on the cards’ for WA businessman Chris Marco, court told
White Collar May 27, 2020 9:52 pm By Christine Caulfield

Accepting that criminal proceedings were “on the cards” for accused Ponzi schemer Chris Marco, a judge has ordered the appointment of receivers to his assets […]

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ACCC’s Rod Sims promises enforcement ramp up after litigation dry spell
Competition & Consumer Protection May 21, 2020 8:35 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A five-month litigation drought due to the difficulties of remote investigations and staff diversions during the coronavirus pandemic will end soon, ACCC chairman Rod Sims […]

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Judge rejects GetSwift’s latest push to delay ASIC trial for a year
Securities May 21, 2020 9:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

Logistics company GetSwift and its directors have failed in a bid for a year-long delay of a trial scheduled to start next month in ASIC’s […]

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ACCC can’t stop Garuda appeal despite unpaid $19M penalty
Competition & Consumer Protection May 21, 2020 12:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

The ACCC has lost its bid to stay a cartel appeal by Indonesian airline PT Garuda, with a judge finding the competition watchdog had not […]

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Full Court to hear Cigno challenge to ASIC ban on short-term credit lending
Appeals May 20, 2020 12:07 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Cigno has appealed a ruling shooting down its challenge to the first action brought by ASIC under its powers to prohibit ‘predatory’ financial products, which […]

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Court suppresses details of Grosvenor, Vannin co-funding agreement
Competition & Consumer Protection May 18, 2020 4:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has granted a request from Grosvenor Litigation Services, the funder that backed two class actions against Volkswagen over its emissions cheating scandal, to […]

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ACCC can submit evidence from BlueScope criminal investigation in civil case
Competition & Consumer Protection May 15, 2020 11:25 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The ACCC has been given the green light to use witness statements prepared during its criminal cartel investigation of BlueScope Steel in the civil penalty […]

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