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Lendlease class actions set down for beauty parade, but applicants in talks to avoid contest
Class Actions August 22, 2019 8:36 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two competing shareholder class actions against developer Lendlease have been locked in for a beauty parade before the judge who recently forced the consolidation of […]

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Quintis founder seeks transcripts of ASIC interviews
ASIC August 22, 2019 8:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

Six individuals interviewed by ASIC in relation to the collapse of sandalwood producer Quintis have sought leave to intervene in the regulator’s case against the […]

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‘This pleading is a mess’: Judge slams liquidators’ case against Forge directors and auditors
Restructuring & Insolvency August 16, 2019 4:11 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has sent insolvency firm Ferrier Hodgson back to the drawing board to redraft its pleadings against the former directors and auditors of collapsed […]

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Judge says shareholder class action against Brambles ‘taking too long’
Class Actions July 31, 2019 2:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge overseeing a shareholder class action against chain logistics company Brambles has expressed frustration with the parties, who are locked in an unresolved discovery […]

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Law firms can push on with separate class actions against CBA under cooperation deal
Class Actions July 10, 2019 8:33 pm By Amelia Birnie

Rival law firms Maurice Blackburn and Phi Finney McDonald will be allowed to work together without consolidating their separate shareholder class actions against the Commonwealth […]

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Queensland settles landmark stolen wages class action for $190M
Class Actions July 9, 2019 5:04 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Queensland government has agreed to pay $190 million to resolve an historic class action on behalf of 10,000 Indigenous workers for unpaid wages spanning […]

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Sims Metal class action funder to get no more than 25%, shareholders guaranteed at least half
Class Actions July 5, 2019 11:31 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Noting the “significant and beneficial reduction” in recent funding rates, the judge overseeing a shareholder class action against recycling company Sims Metal Management has signed […]

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‘Sensible’ funder won’t stick toxic foam class with costs after last-minute common fund withdrawal
Product Liability May 30, 2019 3:33 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has praised funder IMF Bentham for not seeking to recover from group members the cost of a withdrawn common fund application in one […]

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CIMIC faces bid for indemnity costs after last-minute subpoenas derailed class action trial
Class Actions May 21, 2019 4:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicant in a shareholder class action against global engineering firm CIMIC Group has made a bid for indemnity costs, after a last-minute subpoena […]

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Commonwealth Bank wants to shut down one of two rival class actions
Class Actions March 11, 2019 8:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has launched a bid to stay a shareholder class action brought by boutique law firm Phi Finney McDonald after the […]

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