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Funder spars with judge as Westpac’s common fund challenge looms
Class Actions October 19, 2018 10:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

The litigation funder at the centre of a challenge by Westpac to the Federal Court’s power to make common fund orders faced a fiery judge […]

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PwC gets court ok to file lawsuit against Vocation
Class Actions October 19, 2018 1:54 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

PriceWaterHouse Coopers has received the green light to launch court action to pursue its cross claims against failed educational training company Vocation.

Judge open to stay Westpac class action pending common fund appeal
Class Actions October 17, 2018 10:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

A federal judge has lit a fire under the law firm leading the Westpac life insurance class action, saying if it wanted to apply for […]

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Arrium creditors can get docs for potential litigation over $2.3B collapse
Energy & Natural Resources October 17, 2018 11:25 pm By Christine Caulfield

Creditors of the failed Arrium Group have won access to documents handed over by third parties to the company’s administrators for possible civil proceedings against […]

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Ex-credit union CEO charged over board vote-rigging probe
White Collar October 17, 2018 3:55 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The former CEO of a Victoria-based credit union has been hit with a criminal charge in relation to an ASIC probe into voting irregularities during […]

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Ex-CBA banker to stand trial for role in $170M home loan fraud scheme
White Collar October 12, 2018 4:49 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A former mobile lender with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia will stand trial for his alleged role in a massive $170 million home loan fraud […]

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Westpac appeals funding order in life insurance class action
Class Actions October 11, 2018 10:42 pm By Christine Caulfield

Westpac is challenging a judge’s order that gives the funder backing a class action over life insurance premiums a 25 percent cut of any recovery. […]

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ASIC contests referee idea in AMP insurance rewriting case
Financial Services October 11, 2018 4:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

ASIC has locked horns with a Federal Court judge over his proposal to appoint an independent referee in its case against AMP over insurance rewriting, […]

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ASIC binary trading defendants hit with $60K in contempt penalties
Financial Services October 11, 2018 11:47 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has ordered three individuals targeted in an ASIC lawsuit over binary option trading to pay $60,000 in contempt of court penalties […]

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Quinn Emanuel reveals ‘step up’ funding model in AMP class action beauty pageant
Class Actions October 10, 2018 9:29 pm By Miklos Bolza

Law firm Quinn Emanuel¬†Urquhart & Sullivan will call in US experts to back up its proposed “step up” funding model as five law firms begin […]

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