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Class action members have broader limitations protection than lead plaintiffs: appeals court
Class Actions 2024-05-09 2:37 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Group members enjoy broader protection against the running of limitation periods than lead plaintiffs in class actions, an appeals court has said in finding that commercial fishing operators heading a class action against Gladstone Ports could not bring new claims out of time. 

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Class action plaintiffs get same relief from limitation periods as group members: judge
Class Actions 2023-04-24 10:54 am By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has found that lead plaintiffs in a class action by commercial fishing operations against Gladstone Ports can bring new claims out of time, saying it would be ‚Äúgrossly inconsistent‚ÄĚ if group members had broader limitation relief than representative parties.

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Pitcher Partners loses bid to stay suit over Zap Fitness buy-back
Financial Services 2023-02-15 2:40 pm By Sam Matthews

Pitcher Partners has failed to stay a Federal Court suit alleging the accounting firm failed to properly advise former Zap Fitness owner Bective Enterprises on a troubled share buy-back scheme, in light of a Supreme Court bid by another key player to shut the case down.

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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 Quindell’s professional services division, which resulted in massive losses for the plaintiffs law firm.

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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 disastrous $1.2 billion Quindell acquisition.

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Arnold Bloch Leibler, Slater & Gordon settle class action over Quindell acquisition
Class Actions 2021-10-27 12:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

An in-principle settlement has been reached with law firms Arnold Bloch Leibler and Slater & Gordon in a class action over Slater & Gordon’s disastrous $1.2 billion Quindell acquisition.

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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 class action over advice to Slater & Gordon, despite claims upcoming mediation will be “pointless” without the information.

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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 the cases together, citing the “dangers” of the approach taken in litigation against GetSwift, which resulted in a judge being ordered to step down.

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Court shoots down Prime Trust liquidators’ bid for global proof of debt to compensate unitholders
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-02-18 2:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

The liquidators of retirement village group Australian Property Custodian Holdings, which went into administration in 2010 owing $948 million,¬†have had their proposal to compensate unitholders under a global proof of debt rejected by a judge, who called the plan vague and “unsatisfactory”.

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Arnold Bloch Leibler wins access to Quindell due diligence docs
Corporate 2020-05-08 8:19 pm By Miklos Bolza

Arnold Bloch Leibler has been granted access to due diligence docs related to Slater and Gordon’s $1.2 billion acquisition of professional services firm Quindell, to use in its defence of a class action over advice it gave on the troubled acquisition.

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