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Law firms reverse course on novel alternative to beauty parade in Allianz class actions
Insurance 2021-07-13 1:13 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Two law firms running competing class actions against insurance giant Allianz have dropped a plan to resolve the duplication by jointly running just one of […]

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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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Court urged to reject law firm’s contingency fee bid in ANZ, Westpac class actions
Class Actions 2021-06-03 10:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Victoria Supreme Court judge weighing for the first time an application by a law firm for a percentage cut of recoveries in class actions […]

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Fonterra can’t keep company name out of class action website domain
Class Actions 2021-05-28 3:58 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Dairy co-operative Fonterra has lost a bid to keep the company’s name out of the domain of a website to be set up for a […]

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Class actions against Freedom Foods, Deloitte line up for second beauty parade since High Court nod
Class Actions 2021-05-20 10:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

The stage is set for a beauty parade of two shareholder class actions against Freedom Foods and Deloitte, and the judge overseeing the cases has […]

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Crown wants novel oppressive conduct claims struck from shareholder class action
Class Actions 2021-05-19 10:32 pm By Christine Caulfield

Crown Resorts will fight to strike out allegations in a class action that the casino operator was liable for “oppressive conduct” under the Corporations Act, […]

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Law firm should rethink putting up own solicitor as expert in group costs order bid, judge says
Class Actions 2021-04-30 12:03 pm By Christine Caulfield

The judge overseeing the first ever bid for a group costs order in a class action that will give the plaintiff’s law firm a percentage […]

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‘Just tell us what we did wrong’: KPMG to get more details in Arrium class action
Class Actions 2021-04-21 10:37 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has ordered the applicant in a shareholder class action against former Arrium directors and KPMG over allegedly misleading statements made ahead of Arrium’s […]

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Car dealers slap General Motors with class action for retiring Holden brand
Class Actions 2021-04-21 1:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

A group of car dealers has hit a unit of car giant General Motors with a class action for allegedly breaching its contract by retiring […]

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Court orders G8 class action plaintiff to remove redaction from costs agreement
Class Actions 2021-04-12 11:00 am By Miklos Bolza

A judge has ordered the lead applicant in a shareholder class action against G8 Education to disclose a previously redacted clause of a costs agreement […]

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