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Jardine Lloyd Thompson wants to declass lawsuit over ‘excessive’ insurance premiums
Insurance 2021-03-23 11:59 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Insurance broker Jardine Lloyd Thompson wants to declass a representative action brought on behalf of local councils in NSW alleging it socked them with inflated […]

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Freedom Foods dispute with Blue Diamond heads to arbitration in California
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-03-08 2:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

A legal battle in the Federal Court between Freedom Foods and Blue Diamond Growers over an almond milk licensing deal has been stayed so the […]

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Herbert Smith Freehills says Arrium lenders ‘a million miles away’ from properly run case
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-03-04 6:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

Law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has attacked a lawsuit brought by a group of lenders against collapsed steel giant Arrium, rejecting claims that $430 million […]

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Former Arrium group treasurer rejects liquidators’ ‘infected’ insolvency case
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-03-03 6:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

The former group treasurer of collapsed steel giant Arrium has hit back at claims brought by the company’s liquidators that it was trading while insolvent, […]

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Herbert Smith Freehills warned Arrium of insolvent trading risk, court told
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-03-02 5:43 pm By Miklos Bolza

Doomed iron and steel giant Arrium attempted to stave off its inevitable $2.8 billion collapse and put off negotiating with its lenders until the last […]

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Financial adviser drops defence in ASIC’s bad advice case against IOOF unit
Financial Services 2021-03-02 3:00 pm By Christine Caulfield

A former financial planner of IOOF unit RI Advice, who has been accused by ASIC of pocketing hefty commissions from clients steered to risky investments, […]

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Fair trial may not be possible for adviser targeted by ASIC in IOOF unit case, court told
Financial Services 2021-03-01 9:57 pm By Christine Caulfield

A financial adviser at the centre of ASIC’s bad advice case against an IOOF unit might mount an argument that a fair trial is not […]

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Arrium ‘bled cash’ from banks prior to $2.8B collapse, court told
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-03-01 3:04 pm By Miklos Bolza

Directors of steel producer Arrium continued to borrow money from “vulnerable” lenders in the months prior to the company’s $2.8 billion collapse and “bled cash” […]

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ASIC proves prescient with failure of mediation on eve of IOOF trial
Financial Services 2021-02-26 9:52 pm By Christine Caulfield

ASIC’s warning about the futility of mediation with an IOOF subsidiary has proved prophetic, with talks last week failing to resolve the regulator’s case ahead […]

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‘Completely futile’: ASIC resists mediation push from judge concerned about cost of IOOF trial
Financial Services 2021-02-08 12:25 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A judge has ordered ASIC to enter mediation before heading into a “very expensive” trial with an IOOF subsidiary accused of giving shonky advice, over […]

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