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Firms will seek up to $6M at SurfStitch class action settlement hearing
Class Actions 2019-11-28 4:03 pm By Miklos Bolza

The funders behind two shareholder class actions against online fashion retailer Surfstitch Group will seek a commission of up to 30 per cent while the […]

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Cross claims against Deloitte dropped in Dick Smith class actions
Class Actions 2019-11-28 12:29 pm By Miklos Bolza

Accounting giant Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu has dodged select cross-claims over the collapse of failed retailer Dick Smith ahead of a hearing of three shareholder class […]

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Judge ‘defies anyone’ to understand confusing Surfstitch opt out notice
Class Actions 2019-10-25 10:34 am By Miklos Bolza

A judge has ordered the legal teams behind two settled Surfstitch class actions to have another crack at the opt out notice, saying the current […]

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Short seller Bonitas ignores Rural Funds action, threatens defamation lawsuit
Securities 2019-10-18 8:36 pm By Amelia Birnie

Activist US short seller Bonitas Research is refusing to participate in legal action brought in Australia by Rural Funds Group, as it continues to press […]

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Dick Smith cases to be heard together, after insurance class action plaintiffs drop discontinuance bid
Class Actions 2019-10-15 11:20 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has ordered all proceedings against Dick Smith to be heard concurrently during a marathon three month trial, after the plaintiffs in a shareholder […]

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Ex-Dick Smith directors seek damages against Deloitte over $520M float
Class Actions 2019-10-11 4:43 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two former Dick Smith directors targeted by dual class actions have expanded their case against Deloitte over the retailer’s 2016 collapse, saying if the company […]

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Dick Smith insurer class action plaintiffs want their own hearing
Class Actions 2019-10-04 7:37 pm By Amelia Birnie

The plaintiffs in an investor class action filed against Dick Smith’s insurers want a separate hearing from four other representative and company proceedings against the […]

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Facing Deloitte cross-claims, Dick Smith execs drag other directors into class action
Class Actions 2019-10-03 10:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Former Dick Smith executives Nick Abboud and Michael Potts have pointed the finger at the defunct electronics retailer’s other directors in response to cross claims […]

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James Estate Wines liquidator wins court OK to pursue $57M lawsuit against ANZ
Restructuring & Insolvency 2019-09-24 9:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

The special purpose liquidator appointed to four companies in the collapsed James Estate Wines group has been given the go-ahead by a judge to enter […]

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Full Court tosses Bellamy’s class action cost-capping appeal
Appeals 2019-08-26 9:42 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Bellamy’s has lost its appeals court battle to limit the costs incurred by lawyers jointly running two shareholder class actions against the baby food maker. […]

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