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ACCC drops long-running consumer case against NIB
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-05-12 12:11 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has dropped a consumer case accusing NIB Health Funds of failing to alert customers to coverage changes in their […]

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Settlement reached in lawsuit against Arrium directors
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-05-05 5:26 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A mid-trial settlement has been reached in a lawsuit brought by the liquidators of collapsed steel giant Arrium against 10 former company directors and officers […]

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Refugee activist sued by Peter Dutton says his ‘rape apologist’ tweet was honest opinion
Defamation 2021-04-27 10:08 pm By Christine Caulfield

Defence minister Peter Dutton has brought defamation proceedings against a refugee activist who labelled Dutton a “rape apologist” on Twitter, but the activist says he […]

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PwC wins access to Baker McKenzie docs from former client in spat over failed bank launch
Accounting 2021-04-12 11:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

PricewaterhouseCoopers has won access to communications between a Chinese lender and its lawyers at Baker McKenzie in a legal stoush over a failed bid to […]

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KPMG can’t delay defence in Arrium class action
Accounting 2021-03-24 1:37 pm By Christine Caulfield

A bid by KPMG to push off the filing of its defence in a class action over misleading statements ahead of Arrium’s $754 million capital […]

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Judge wants lawyer’s view on funding commission before approving $50M Vocation settlement
Class Actions 2021-03-22 11:46 am By Christine Caulfield

The judge considering the $50 million settlement reached in the shareholder class action against failed training company Vocation and auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers has signalled his likely […]

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Accountant who sexually harassed colleague fails to win readmission to board
Accounting 2021-03-08 5:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

An accountant who was kicked out of an Australia and New Zealand accounting association after a court found he sexually harassed a colleague has failed […]

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Herbert Smith Freehills says Arrium lenders ‘a million miles away’ from properly run case
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-03-04 6:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

Law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has attacked a lawsuit brought by a group of lenders against collapsed steel giant Arrium, rejecting claims that $430 million […]

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Former Arrium group treasurer rejects liquidators’ ‘infected’ insolvency case
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-03-03 6:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

The former group treasurer of collapsed steel giant Arrium has hit back at claims brought by the company’s liquidators that it was trading while insolvent, […]

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Herbert Smith Freehills warned Arrium of insolvent trading risk, court told
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-03-02 5:43 pm By Miklos Bolza

Doomed iron and steel giant Arrium attempted to stave off its inevitable $2.8 billion collapse and put off negotiating with its lenders until the last […]

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