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Aveo class action judge appoints first-ever amicus in fight over opt-out notice
Class Actions 2022-06-02 3:49 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge overseeing a class action against retirement home provider Aveo Group has appointed an amicus curiae for what is believed to be the first […]

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Aveo slams ‘extraordinary’ and ‘unprecedented’ funding order in class action
Class Actions 2022-06-01 11:03 pm By Christine Caulfield

A foreshadowed application for a funding order in a class action that would put a lien on some group members’ homes was “entirely unprecedented and […]

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Ex-Dick Smith CEO should be liable for approving $28.5M in dividends, appeals court told
Restructuring & Insolvency 2022-05-30 9:30 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The former CEO of failed electronics retailer Dick Smith should be held responsible for approving two dividend payments worth $28.5 million which the company could […]

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EY settles class action claims over Slater & Gordon audits
Class Actions 2022-05-26 10:49 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Ernst & Young has settled all claims against it in a shareholder class action alleging the Big Four accounting firm and Pitcher Partners signed off […]

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Suncorp Group settles class action ahead of 25-day trial
Class Actions 2022-05-23 1:07 pm By Sam Matthews

A unit of Suncorp Group has reached an in-principle settlement in a class action over alleged conflicted remuneration on the first day of an expected […]

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Aveo says class action opt out notice would ‘scare’ elderly people
Class Actions 2022-04-21 5:24 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Retirement home provider Aveo Group has opposed a proposed opt out notice that it says would “scare” elderly people by warning the funder that’s backing […]

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Deloitte strikes back in Noumi class action over $590M write-down
Class Actions 2022-04-21 5:03 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Deloitte and Noumi, formerly known as Freedom Foods, have pointed the finger at one another in a consolidated shareholder class action, with the accounting giant […]

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Connective directors hit with indemnity costs for ‘outrageous’ conduct in shareholder stoush
Securities 2022-04-06 4:55 pm By Miklos Bolza

The directors of mortgage aggregator Connective Services have been hit with indemnity costs for their “outrageous conduct” in pursuing litigation against a company shareholder, including […]

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Full Court ruling on MIS regime may not resolve funding issues in RFG class action, court hears
Class Actions 2022-04-01 4:54 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A case before the Full Court that will revisit the question of whether class actions are managed investment schemes may not resolve all of the […]

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Macquarie a ‘knowing participant’ in Connective shareholder oppression, court says
Corporate 2022-03-28 8:57 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two directors of mortgage aggregator Connective engaged in oppressive conduct towards a minority shareholder and Macquarie Bank was a “knowing participant” when it acquired $5 […]

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