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ASIC wins highest ever penalty against individual in $40M investment scam case
ASIC 2019-09-19 9:59 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has permanently banned the director of financial services firm Gallop International from the industry and proposed a record $3 million fine after the […]

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Court not convinced ‘superhuman’ judge needed for back-to-back GetSwift hearings
Securities 2019-09-16 5:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has dismissed an application by GetSwift to delay the hearing of a shareholder class action against it, despite arguments that a […]

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Twin Quintis class actions squabble about ‘overly complicated’ case
Class Actions 2019-09-11 10:00 pm By Amelia Birnie

The plaintiffs in one of two shareholder class actions brought against troubled sandalwood producer Quintis have complained about potential delays that could result from the […]

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ASIC retains external law firms to expedite banking royal commission cases
Financial Services 2019-09-11 9:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

With over 300 concurrent investigations on foot, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission has leaned heavily into its ‘why not litigate’ approach and is bringing […]

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ASIC to challenge ‘uncertainty’ of Westpac responsible lending decision
Appeals 2019-09-10 9:07 pm By Amelia Birnie

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has filed an appeal against the Federal Court’s responsible lending ruling in favour of Westpac, arguing the decision had […]

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Corporate cop looks to bolster Rio Tinto case with US evidence from PwC witness
Energy & Natural Resources 2019-09-10 4:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission is seeking evidence from US proceedings in its case against Rio Tinto alleging the mining giant misled shareholders about […]

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Ex-Tennis Australia directors lose bid for ASIC chats with witnesses
White Collar 2019-09-09 3:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two former directors of Tennis Australia can’t access chats between ASIC and other executives from the tennis body, with a judge finding the documents recording […]

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ASIC takes BOQ, Bendigo Bank to court over small business contracts
ASIC 2019-09-04 10:31 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has filed Federal Court proceedings against Bank of Queensland and Bendigo and Adelaide Bank over alleged unfair terms in […]

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$8M in Allianz refunds to include teens sold death cover
Insurance 2019-08-27 10:03 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Allianz Australia will refund over $8 million in fees and premiums to customers who were sold worthless cover they were not eligible to make claims […]

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ASIC takes NAB to court over dodgy home loan ‘introducers’
Financial Services 2019-08-23 1:39 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has brought legal action against National Australia Bank over its scandal-ridden ‘Introducer’ loan referral program. ASIC alleges in its […]

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