Settlement talks can’t be admitted as evidence in Cargill, Viterra trial
Trials September 21, 2018 4:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge in the high-stakes trial over the $420 million sale of Viterra’s Joe White malt business to Cargill has denied Cargill’s request to have settlement talks admitted as evidence, shooting down the agricultural giant’s argument that the talks were needed to challenge Glencore in-house counsel’s assertion that he is of good character and will not breach a confidentiality agreement.

Broker can’t take back admission in Provident class action defence
Financial Services September 21, 2018 2:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has shot down a last minute bid by an insurance brokerage facing a cross claim in a class action over failed debenture issuer Provident Capital to retract an admission in its defence ahead of trial next month.

Competing Murray Goulburn class actions look set to co-exist
Class Actions September 21, 2018 2:25 pm By Christine Caulfield

The judge presiding over two shareholder class actions against Murray Goulburn indicated Friday he would likely let both cases proceed jointly to a trial in 2020.