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Pitcher Partners, EY audit blamed for $800M drop in value of Slater & Gordon’s acquired business
Class Actions 2021-11-09 8:50 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Accounting firm Pitcher Partners gave faulty advice ahead of Slater & Gordon’s disastrous $1.2 billion Quindell acquisition that was responsible for $800 million in the […]

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Arrium class action plaintiffs can’t delay hearing on group costs order
Class Actions 2021-10-22 3:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Victorian Supreme Court will push ahead with a hearing for a group costs order in a class action by Arrium shareholders despite requests by […]

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Settlement talks fail in Pitcher Partners, Arnold Bloch Leibler class actions
Class Actions 2021-10-15 4:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two class actions against Pitcher Partners and Arnold Bloch Leibler over advice given ahead of Slater & Gordon’s disastrous $1.2 billion Quindell acquisition will proceed […]

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Judge to hear second group costs order bid in G8 shareholder class action
Class Actions 2021-09-23 1:45 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A Victoria Supreme Court judge will hear the second ever application for a group costs order in a shareholder class action against G8 Education, saying […]

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Class action mediation ‘pointless’ without unregistered group member data, Pitcher Partners says
Class Actions 2021-09-22 4:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has refused a bid by accounting firms Pitcher Partners and EY to access share trading data of unregistered group members in a securities […]

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Contingency fee law to blame for failure of first class action GCO bid
Class Actions 2021-09-16 11:27 pm By Christine Caulfield

A ruling this week that rejected the first application for a group costs order in a class action because the applicants were better off with […]

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Allianz loses bid for class action beauty parade
Class Actions 2021-09-15 1:33 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has signed off on a proposal by two law firms to jointly run a consolidated class action against Allianz over add-on car insurance, […]

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Judge rejects first ever bid for contingency fees in class action
Class Actions 2021-09-14 9:57 am By Christine Caulfield

Saying the interests of class action members “must be given primacy”, a judge has rejected the first bid for a group costs order in a […]

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Domino’s class action reluctant to be class closure ‘guinea pig’
Class Actions 2021-08-30 3:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has again suggested the Full Court should weigh in on whether the court has the power to make class closure orders, but the […]

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Judge wants to hear AUSTRAC class actions against CBA before he retires, literally
Class Actions 2021-08-06 11:17 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The judge overseeing class actions against Commonwealth Bank over its money laundering compliance failures has threatened to force the parties to go to trial by […]

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