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‘Just a fishing expedition’: Quintis class action can’t see EY meeting docs
Class Actions 2022-05-05 4:45 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Shareholders bringing a class action against Quintis have lost their bid for Ernst & Young to hand over documents from two meetings with a director […]

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Ill-fated cartel case shows ACCC should stay out of financial markets, ex-Deutsche Bank CEO says
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-02-11 7:23 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The CDPP’s decision to drop all criminal cartel charges against two banks and four individuals in a “test case” over a $2.5 billion ANZ share […]

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Charges dropped in landmark criminal cartel case over $2.5B ANZ share placement
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-02-11 11:03 am By Cat Fredenburgh

In a stunning reversal, the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecution has dropped all criminal cartel charges against two investment banks and four individuals in relation […]

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Law firms earned $68M for defending lawsuits over collapse of Dick Smith
Restructuring & Insolvency 2022-02-11 11:15 pm By Christine Caulfield

The law firms and barristers who defended former Dick Smith directors in sprawling litigation over the failure of the electronics retailer earned close to $68 […]

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NAB, HSBC should pay for Dick Smith receivers’ court loss, judge hears
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-12-15 6:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

National Australia Bank and HSBC should be “jointly and severally liable” to pay a portion of the costs of a failed case brought by Dick […]

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Lendlease loses bid for separate hearing in Acciona dispute over $160M deal
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-12-06 3:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has ruled he will not consider a separate question on whether Acciona is barred from setting off any damages payable to Lendlease in […]

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Ex-Dick Smith CFO to appeal $43M victory for NAB
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-10-07 6:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

Dick Smith’s former CFO will appeal a $43 million judgment in favour of National Australia Bank over his role in the retailer’s collapse. In a […]

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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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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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ASIC to hand over examination transcript in Westpac insider trading case
Financial Services 2021-09-01 5:19 pm By Miklos Bolza

ASIC has agreed to provide Westpac with the transcript of a compulsory examination of one of its traders in court proceedings accusing the bank of […]

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