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$23.6M Vocation class action bill might have been ‘materially lower’, judge says
Class Actions 2021-07-23 11:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has approved a $50 million settlement in a shareholder class action against failed training company Vocation and auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers, but questioned whether the […]

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3A Composites fires off barrage of cross-claims in cladding class action
Class Actions 2021-07-23 6:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

The number of lawyers involved in a class action against 3A Composites over allegedly combustible cladding is set to balloon, with the German cladding manufacturer lobbing cross-claims against nine different parties.

Judge lets two Boral class actions run, but warns about potential lawyer conflicts
Class Actions 2021-07-21 11:59 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has denied a law firm’s bid to stay a rival’s closed shareholder class action against construction giant Boral but warned courts must be […]

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Former Arrium directors point finger at KPMG in class action defence
Class Actions 2021-07-06 2:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

Four executives of the failed Arrium have named auditor KPMG as a “concurrent wrongdoer” in defending a shareholder class action over a $754 million capital […]

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Quintis class actions reload as insurance brawl delays settlement approval
Class Actions 2021-07-05 4:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two shareholder class actions against sandalwood producer Quintis that reached an in principle settlement over a year ago are moving forward following a protracted dispute […]

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After triumphing in beauty parade, Maurice Blackburn seeks stay of PFM’s Boral class action
Class Actions 2021-06-30 7:03 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

After winning a three-way contest to lead a shareholder class action against construction giant Boral, Maurice Blackburn is seeking to stay a competing class action […]

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High Court refuses to take up 7-Eleven’s challenge to settlement CFOs
High Court 2021-06-25 10:29 am By Christine Caulfield

The High Court has declined to hear a case that challenges the power of judges to make common fund orders at the close of litigation, […]

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CFOs in spotlight again as High Court weighs 7-Eleven special leave bid
Analysis 2021-06-22 11:17 pm By Christine Caulfield

The power to make common fund orders in class actions is a question before the High Court a second time, but the justices aren’t likely […]

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Victoria drops out of combustible cladding class actions
Class Actions 2021-06-16 11:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The state of Victoria has opted out of two class actions over allegedly combustible cladding, after agreeing to join as a group member last year. […]

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How an unexpected call sparked barrister William Edwards’ passion for class actions and the Tigers
Litigation Rising Stars 2021-06-07 10:26 pm By Miklos Bolza

Perhaps the only thing that barrister William Edwards could show more enthusiasm for than the law — and class actions — is his beloved Richmond […]

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