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Law firm drops opt out clause from funding agreement in Boral class action
Class Actions 2021-04-09 3:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

Phi Finney McDonald will amend its funding agreement with Therium in a shareholder class action against Boral after a judge found that an irrevocable opt […]

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Avoiding ‘dangers’ of GetSwift approach, judge will jointly hear class actions over Slater & Gordon advice
Class Actions 2021-03-05 3:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing two class actions over legal and accounting advice given ahead of Slater & Gordon’s disastrous Quindell acquisition has said he will hear […]

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Applicant, funder must foot the bill for slew of cross-claims in dropped Pitcher Partners class action
Class Actions 2021-03-04 12:34 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has found the lead applicant and funder in a discontinued class action against Pitcher Partners over its auditing of Slater & Gordon must […]

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$100M Woolworths shareholder class action set for February hearing
Class Actions 2021-01-20 3:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

Trial is set to begin February 2 in a $100 million shareholder class action against Woolworths over a February 2015 profit downgrade that allegedly led […]

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McMillan Shakespeare to pay $9.5M to settle $47.6M class action
Class Actions 2020-11-09 3:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicant in a $47.6 million class action against McMillan Shakespeare over ‘illusory’ car warranties will seek court approval for a $9.5 million settlement, […]

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Judge says G8 Education can seek security in advance of group costs order
Class Actions 2021-02-26 2:36 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A judge has said that Australia’s largest childcare centre operator, G8 Education, can apply for security for costs before a group costs order in a […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2020
Analysis 2021-01-12 10:46 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Payouts in class actions in 2020 largely kept pace with the previous year despite the financial strain of the COVID-19 pandemic, with companies and other […]

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Funder to seek 30% cut from $9.5M McMillan Shakespeare class action settlement
Class Actions 2020-11-10 9:46 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The funder that backed a class action against McMillan Shakespeare over ‘illusory’ car warranties, which settled for less than 20 per cent of the $47.6 […]

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Pitcher Partners’ bid for indemnity costs from class action gets poor reception
Class Actions 2020-10-29 7:12 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has expressed skepticism at claims by accounting firm Pitcher Partners that the lead applicant of a now dropped class action over its auditing […]

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Doubts raised years ago about claims in dropped Pitcher Partners class action, court hears
Class Actions 2020-10-28 10:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

Johnson Winter & Slattery persisted with a shareholder class action over auditing advice given to Slater & Gordon despite concerns about the strength of the […]

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