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Law firms behind competing AMP class actions fight consolidation
Class Actions 2020-10-27 4:37 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A showdown over two competing class actions against AMP is set down for December, and the applicants will have to persuade the judge overseeing the […]

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Worley ruling the latest setback for shareholder class actions
Analysis 2020-10-23 5:48 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge’s decision to throw out a shareholder class action against engineering company Worley is a loss for plaintiffs lawyers and could result in fewer […]

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Worley prevails in rare judgment dismissing shareholder class action
Class Actions 2020-10-22 10:01 am By Christine Caulfield

A judge has sided with Worley in a ruling tossing a class action after a trial alleged the engineering company misled shareholders and breached disclosure […]

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AUSTRAC’s record $1.3B penalty for Westpac’s money laundering breaches wins court OK
AUSTRAC 2020-10-21 2:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has given the greenlight to AUSTRAC’s $1.3 billion penalty against Westpac over the bank’s 23 million breaches of money laundering and counter-terrorism laws, […]

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‘The Ben Hur of cartel class actions’: Rate-rigging case comes under attack
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-10-08 6:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

Five investment banks facing a class action for their alleged rigging of foreign exchange rates have slammed the “unclear” and “incredibly vague” case, saying it […]

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A tale of two class actions: Helmed by same legal team, Murray Goulburn, Banksia cases chart different paths
Feature 2020-10-05 5:14 pm By Christine Caulfield

In August, the judge overseeing a Federal Court class action against dairy cooperative Murray Goulburn asked the parties to advise him whether the case should […]

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Murray Goulburn class action judge considered revisiting case in light of Banksia scandal
Class Actions 2020-09-29 11:56 pm By Christine Caulfield

The judge overseeing a settled class action against Murray Goulburn, which earned millions of dollars for the same legal team accused of serious misconduct in […]

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Westpac to pay record $1.3B penalty in AUSTRAC action
Financial Services 2020-09-24 9:44 am By Christine Caulfield

Westpac has agreed to pay a whopping $1.3 billion civil penalty to resolve AUSTRAC enforcement action over the bank’s 23 million breaches of money laundering […]

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BHP wants foreign group members shut out of class action over Brazil dam failure
Class Actions 2020-09-07 5:21 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Mining giant BHP is seeking to have foreign group members shut out of a shareholder class action over the Fundao dam failure in Brazil five […]

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Westpac’s anti-money laundering woes worsen
Financial Services 2020-07-28 1:37 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Westpac anti-money laundering compliance troubles continue to worsen, with the bank reporting an additional 365,000 incomplete or inaccurate threshold transaction reports to AUSTRAC. The bank […]

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