ASIC abandons One.Tel appeal

 

Cost and time key factors.

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission will not appeal the dismissal of its case against executives of the failed junior telco One.Tel.

The decision means ASIC will be up for a legal bill in excess of $14 million.

ASIC chairman Tony D'Aloisio said that "public interest considerations, cost and [the passing] of time were key factors in deciding not to appeal".

"We have reached the view that the Judge's decision turns on questions of fact and that there are no important points of law which should be reviewed on appeal," he said.

"Further, the case concerns conduct which occurred in 2001. A successful appeal would most likely result in a retrial causing a further significant delay to the final resolution of the matter."

The NSW Supreme Court dismissed civil proceedings against One.Tel founder Jodee Rich and its finance director Mark Silbermann in November last year.

Rich and Silbermann had been taken to task over their role as directors in the collapse of mobile services company One.Tel.

In December, the corporate watchdog lodged a notice of its intention to appeal the ruling.


ASIC abandons One.Tel appeal
 
 
 
Top Stories
Myer CIO named retailer's new chief executive
Richard Umbers to lead data-driven retail strategy.
 
Empty terminals and mountains of data
Qantas CIO Luc Hennekens says no-one is safe from digital disruption.
 
BoQ takes $10m hit on Salesforce CRM
Regulatory hurdles end cloud pilot.
 
 
Sign up to receive iTnews email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Latest Comments
Polls
Who do you trust most to protect your private data?







   |   View results
Your bank
  35%
 
Your insurance company
  5%
 
A technology company (Google, Facebook et al)
  9%
 
Your telco, ISP or utility
  8%
 
A retailer (Coles, Woolworths et al)
  4%
 
A Federal Government agency (ATO, Centrelink etc)
  18%
 
An Australian law enforcement agency (AFP, ASIO et al)
  15%
 
A State Government agency (Health dept, etc)
  7%
TOTAL VOTES: 4015

Vote
Do you support the abolition of the Office of the Information Commissioner?

   |   View results
I support shutting down the OAIC.
  27%
 
I DON'T support shutting the OAIC.
  73%
TOTAL VOTES: 1372

Vote