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ASIC v Vocation: Directors liable under section 180 of the Corporations Act for company’s breach of disclosure obligations and misleading conduct
13 September 2019
In the recent decision of ASIC v Vocation Limited (In Liquidation)  FCA 807, the Federal Court found three directors personally liable under section 180 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) for allowing Vocation Limited to breach its statutory obligations as an ASX listed entity.
Employer liable for intentional harm by employee – Ward v Allianz Australia Insurance Services  NSWDC 293
29 August 2019
In this New South Wales District Court decision, an employer was found liable for the deliberate actions of a manager who verbally and physically bullied the plaintiff over a period of 14 months.
19 August 2019
If you’re in a family law dispute, is it lawful to record conversations with your former partner or with your children? If you have recorded a conversation, can the recording be used as evidence in court?
Making a loan to a company and not to an individual as borrower: Is it a valid loan, a sham or procured by unconscionable conduct?
18 July 2019
Recently, the courts have considered the validity of loans made to a company in circumstances where the loan was guaranteed by an individual and it was argued the company was not the true borrower. A common argument against the lender was that the individual, not the company, was the true borrower and that the loan was a ‘sham’ where the lender had sought to avoid the provisions of the National Consumer Credit Code (NCCC).
3 July 2019
Employers need to be careful of a couple of traps where their employees are working overtime.
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