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Top 10 class action settlements of 2021
Class Actions 2022-01-10 7:52 am By Bianca Hrovat

Class action settlement totals skyrocketed to over $900 million last year, and one law firm negotiated the lion’s share, with $672 million in settlements under […]

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Class closure question expected to go up to High Court
Class Actions 2021-12-06 3:56 pm By Christine Caulfield

More than 18 months after a split emerged among the courts, the Full Federal Court will weigh in on whether judges have power to shut […]

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Full Court to weigh in on class closure in Boral class action
Class Actions 2021-12-03 3:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Court is set to examine whether the Federal Court has the power to make class closure orders prior to mediation, weighing on one […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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EY was ‘uncooperative’ during Slater & Gordon audit, court hears
Class Actions 2021-11-18 8:54 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A former partner at accounting firm Pitcher Partners has told a court that he had issues working with Ernst & Young on an audit of […]

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Ex-Pitcher Partners boss agrees Slater & Gordon audit went ‘off the rails’
Class Actions 2021-11-17 8:05 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A former partner at accounting firm Pitcher Partners has testified during a shareholder class action trial that he should have questioned statements about the viability […]

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In rare shareholder class action trial, Slater & Gordon investor takes stand
Trials 2021-11-15 8:27 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The lead applicant in a shareholder class action over Slater & Gordon’s disastrous $1.2 billion Quindell acquisition has said he might have “dumped” his stock […]

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EY says Pitcher Partners ‘solely responsible’ in Slater & Gordon class action
Class Actions 2021-11-12 4:07 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Accounting firm Pitcher Partners was “solely responsible” for giving allegedly negligent advice about Slater & Gordon’s disastrous $1.2 billion Quindell acquisition ahead of the law […]

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Pitcher Partners, EY point finger at Slater & Gordon’s lawyers in class action trial
Class Actions 2021-11-11 9:45 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Accounting firms Pitcher Partners and Ernst & Young have blamed the lawyers who advised on Slater & Gordon’s disastrous $1.2 Quindell acquisition for the its […]

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