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3A Composites fights for class closure order in combustible cladding action
Class Actions May 19, 2020 4:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

German cladding manufacturer 3A Composites is pushing forward with a bid to close a class action over allegedly combustible cladding to registered group members, arguing […]

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Early common fund order in stolen wages class action ‘greatly enhanced’ access to justice, judge says
Class Actions May 8, 2020 6:02 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A common fund order made at the outset of a class action against the state of Queensland over stolen wages opened the historic $190 million […]

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Arnold Bloch Leibler wins access to Quindell due diligence docs
Corporate May 8, 2020 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 […]

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Quintis class action settlement delayed after insurance policy ‘cock-up’
Class Actions May 7, 2020 4:03 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The settlement of two shareholder class actions against sandalwood producer Quintis has been delayed after the company’s eleventh-hour revelation that it may have an extra […]

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Common fund order slapped down in Vocus class action
Class Actions May 4, 2020 5:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has declined to make a common fund order in approving a $35 million settlement in a shareholder class action against telecommunications firm Vocus […]

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Law firm faulted for ‘opaqueness’ over number of toxic foam class actions to be filed
Class Actions April 30, 2020 11:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

Responding to a judge’s criticism that he had been “fobbed off” about how many PFAS class actions it expected to file, Shine Lawyers has said […]

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Judge questions if High Court ruling allows common fund orders at settlement
Class Actions April 24, 2020 11:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge presiding over the settlement approval hearing in a shareholder class action against telecommunications company Vocus Group has questioned whether the High Court’s recent […]

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Shine Lawyers’ attempt at video opt-out notice not a Golden Globe winner, judge teases
Class Actions April 15, 2020 3:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has praised an attempt by Shine Lawyer’s head of litigation to create an audio-visual opt out notice for its insurance class […]

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Tips from top barristers on litigating in a virtual courtroom
Feature April 14, 2020 10:14 pm By Miklos Bolza

The novel coronavirus pandemic has forced Australian courtrooms into the virtual world, with many barristers and solicitors litigating via phone or video for the first […]

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Quintis reaches settlement in shareholder class action
Class Actions April 9, 2020 7:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

Sandalwood producer Quintis has agreed to settle two class actions by shareholders, but the claims against company founder Frank Wilson and auditor EY will proceed […]

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