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Top 10 class action settlements of 2021
Class Actions 2022-01-10 7:52 am By Bianca Hrovat

Class action settlement totals skyrocketed to over $900 million last year, and one law firm negotiated the lion’s share, with $672 million in settlements under […]

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Judge shoots down ‘audacious’ McMillan Shakespeare claim for surplus class action funds
Class Actions 2021-12-22 5:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has rejected an “audacious” attempt by McMillan Shakespeare to recoup a surplus of funds left over after a $9.5 million class action settlement […]

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Judge makes first class action order giving law firm cut of proceeds
Class Actions 2021-12-02 10:24 am By Cindy Cameronne

Saying the funding arrangement would eliminate the possibility that legal costs ate up the majority of any return to group members, a judge overseeing a […]

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Slater & Gordon’s former boss admits to ‘catastrophic error’
Trials 2021-11-26 9:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

Former Slater & Gordon managing director Andrew Grech has told the Federal Court he regretted his “catastrophic error” in approving the $1.2 billion acquisition of […]

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Arnold Bloch Leibler to pay $28M in class action settlement
Class Actions 2021-11-26 6:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

Law firm Arnold Bloch Leibler will part with $28 million in its settlement with Slater & Gordon shareholders over advice ahead of the plaintiffs firm’s […]

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Group costs order not ‘appropriate or necessary’ in G8 shareholder class action, court told
Fiona Forsyth 2021-11-26 9:53 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge hearing the second ever application for a group costs order in a shareholder class action against early childhood education provider G8 Education has […]

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EY was ‘uncooperative’ during Slater & Gordon audit, court hears
Class Actions 2021-11-18 8:54 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A former partner at accounting firm Pitcher Partners has told a court that he had issues working with Ernst & Young on an audit of […]

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Ex-Pitcher Partners boss agrees Slater & Gordon audit went ‘off the rails’
Class Actions 2021-11-17 8:05 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A former partner at accounting firm Pitcher Partners has testified during a shareholder class action trial that he should have questioned statements about the viability […]

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In rare shareholder class action trial, Slater & Gordon investor takes stand
Trials 2021-11-15 8:27 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The lead applicant in a shareholder class action over Slater & Gordon’s disastrous $1.2 billion Quindell acquisition has said he might have “dumped” his stock […]

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EY says Pitcher Partners ‘solely responsible’ in Slater & Gordon class action
Class Actions 2021-11-12 4:07 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Accounting firm Pitcher Partners was “solely responsible” for giving allegedly negligent advice about Slater & Gordon’s disastrous $1.2 billion Quindell acquisition ahead of the law […]

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