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Judge approves $4.7M Quintis class action settlement
Class Actions 2022-07-01 10:37 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has signed off on a $4.7 million settlement in two investor class actions against collapsed sandalwood producer Quintis, two year after an earlier […]

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‘I want complete transparency’: Forum Finance director faces grilling for legal funds
Restructuring & Insolvency 2022-07-01 1:28 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has told Forum Finance director Vince Tesoriero to “revisit” evidence about his true financial position if he wants to win the release of $1.25 million to pay for his defence in Westpac’s fraud case against him, amid concerns about whether he has made full disclosure to the court.

Virgin ordered to hand over insurance details in shareholder class action
Class Actions 2022-06-29 11:12 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Virgin Australia has been ordered to disclose whether its insurer has agreed to indemnify it for any liability it may have in a shareholder class […]

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ASIC triumphs in appeal against payday lenders Cigno, BHF
Appeals 2022-06-28 11:36 am By Sam Matthews

ASIC has won an appeal of a judge’s decision that found Gold Coast-based payday lenders Cigno and BHF did not need a licence to issue […]

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Law firm scolded by judge for ‘highly unsatisfactory’ social media post in Kumova trial
Trials 2022-06-23 9:53 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has pulled up a law firm over a tweet it published about defamation proceedings brought by investor Tolga Kumova, telling a barrister during […]

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Investor Tolga Kumova admits to $4.8B valuation error in defamation row
Defamation 2022-06-23 1:44 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Former Young Rich Lister Tolga Kumova has admitted to publishing an inaccurate tweet about the value of a mineral resource owned by a zinc producer […]

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Albanese government welcomes class action funder’s defeat of MIS regulation
Class Actions 2022-06-17 10:48 pm By Christine Caulfield

The federal government said Friday it would consider the implications of an appeals court’s finding that the managed investment scheme structure was unsuited to class […]

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RIP MIS: Funders, lawyers hail end of ‘ill-fitting’ regime for class actions
Class Actions 2022-06-16 11:46 pm By Christine Caulfield

The ruling by the Full Federal Court that funded class actions are not managed investment schemes marks the end of an ill-considered regime enacted by […]

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Full Court finds class actions are not managed investment schemes
Class Actions 2022-06-16 10:43 am By Cindy Cameronne

In a significant victory for litigation funders, the Full Federal Court has found that funded class actions are not managed investment schemes subject to regulatory […]

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Judge allows report denying PFAS link with immunosuppression in contamination class action
Class Actions 2022-06-10 7:02 pm By Sam Matthews

A class action alleging the federal government contaminated Indigenous land with toxic firefighting foam has lost a challenge to a report by a scientist who […]

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