Deloitte partners can’t dodge production order after ‘outrageous’ removal of audit files, Full Court says
Deloitte has lost its appeal of a ruling in a shareholder class action over the collapse of Hastie Group that compelled the production of audit files taken by a partner from the accounting giant’s litigation room, in a ruling that described the actions of the partner as “bordering on contempt” and slammed Deloitte for “cynically” exploiting the situation.
A settlement has been reached in three class action against the Commonwealth of Australia over the use of allegedly toxic firefighting foam at government military bases.
The lead applicant in a class action over allegedly combustible cladding has been ordered to immediately pay the defendants’ costs that were thrown away by amended pleadings that bring a “substantially new case”, over a year after the high-stakes case was filed.
Dam operator Sunwater will join an appeal of a victory in a class action filed on behalf of victims of the 2011 Queensland floods, despite pleas from the firm running the case and the State of Queensland that insurers for the dam operators let the ruling stand.
A refinery worker sacked by BP over a parody Hitler video has won his job back after a Fair Work Commission appeals panel overturned a prior decision upholding his dismissal, finding that the clip he shared was not offensive or inappropriate.
Japanese beer giant Asahi has offered to divest key beer and cider brands in a bid to convince the Australia Competition and Consumer Commission to approve its planned $16 billion acquisition of Carlton & United Breweries.
The Australian Trade Marks Office has granted another victory to Treasury Wine Estates in its ongoing battle against Chinese firm seeking to misappropriate the Penfolds name and sell knockoff wines under similar branding in China.
Non-equity partners at leading law firms are looking to jump ship in search of higher pay and greater decision-making powers, a new survey has found.
Slater and Gordon has expanded its Get Your Insurance Back campaign, launching class actions against ANZ and Westpac over allegedly worthless consumer credit insurance, just three months after it reached a $49.5 million settlement with NAB in a class action over similar insurance.
A judge overseeing a shareholder class action against collapsed engineering group RCR Tomlinson has said goodbye to the common fund order in the case while welcoming last year’s High Court decision preventing these orders from being made at the early stage in class actions.
ASIC has notched up a win against derivative issuer AGM Markets and two of its authorised representatives, with a court finding they engaged in misleading, […]
Medtronic owned Covidien and two other medical device manufacturers have been hit with a class action on behalf of thousands of women who claim to […]
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has opened a formal review into whether Google’s $3 billion acquisition of fitness device company Fitbit will harm competition, […]