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Deloitte partners can’t dodge production order after ‘outrageous’ removal of audit files, Full Court says
Class Actions 2020-02-27 10:00 am By Miklos Bolza

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 […]

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Privileges of partnership: Deloitte to learn fate of challenge to production order in Hastie class action
Appeals 2020-02-26 1:40 pm By Christine Caulfield

A ruling is expected Thursday in an appeal by the partnership of Deloitte over the production of audit files that were apparently stolen from the […]

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Harris Scarfe receivers get more time to hunt for buyer
Restructuring & Insolvency 2020-01-14 2:29 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has given the receivers for Harris Scarfe four more months to find buyers for 39 of the struggling department store chain’s […]

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Judge says no need to clarify referees’ role in PFAS class actions
Class Actions 2020-01-10 5:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge overseeing three class actions against the Commonwealth alleging contamination from the use of toxic firefighting foam at three naval bases has shot down […]

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‘Australia’s largest class action’ turns to bookbuilding after common fund blow
Class Actions 2019-12-19 6:04 pm By Miklos Bolza

A planned class action by Shine Lawyers, pegged as “Australia’s largest class action,” over allegedly toxic firefighting foam at eight Commonwealth military bases won’t be […]

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Judge in toxic foam class action says court not a ‘supplicant’ of the Commonwealth
Class Actions 2019-11-29 10:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court judge overseeing three class actions against the Commonwealth of Australia over allegedly toxic firefighting foam has criticised the government’s handling of the […]

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‘The well has run dry’: Judge shoots down class action bid for internal Ford reports
Class Actions 2019-11-22 10:07 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge overseeing a class action against car maker Ford over its allegedly defective PowerShift transmission has shot down the applicant’s request for additional discovery, […]

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Liquidator cops 10-year ban in landmark ATO case
Restructuring & Insolvency 2019-11-07 10:51 pm By Christine Caulfield

Sydney-based liquidator David Iannuzzi has been disqualified from serving as an insolvency practitioner for 10 years, in the first case brought by the Australian Tax […]

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Federal Court judge to go on cross-country tour for toxic foam class actions
Class Actions 2019-10-25 9:12 pm By Miklos Bolza

Federal Court Justice Michael Lee is set to go out in the field on a nationwide tour to personally inspect the military bases and surrounding […]

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Ford class action judge considers cash security in ‘war and peace of discovery’ disputes
Class Actions 2019-10-09 5:19 pm By Amelia Birnie

The judge overseeing the long-running class action over allegedly faulty Ford PowerShift transmissions has told the applicants they might need to put up considerable cash […]

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