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Banks defeat mid-trial request by ex-Dick Smith directors for financial reports
Class Actions March 24, 2020 5:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

National Australia Bank and HSBC, which are suing the liquidators of collapsed retailer Dick Smith to recoup over $125 million in loans, have successfully fought […]

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Litigating in the age of coronavirus: The Dick Smith trial goes virtual
Trials March 20, 2020 7:15 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

When you think of high-stakes commercial litigation, a courtroom packed with a small army of barristers and solicitors, sharp cross-talk, and a hailstorm of complex […]

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‘Forensic voyeurism’: Judge denies BHP bid for docs in $36M spat with insurers
Insurance March 10, 2020 8:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

A subsidiary of BHP Billiton can’t get its hands on underwriting documents in its case against Lloyd’s of London and Berkley Insurance, which are being […]

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Deloitte partners can’t dodge production order after ‘outrageous’ removal of audit files, Full Court says
Class Actions February 27, 2020 10:00 am By Miklos Bolza

Deloitte has lost its appeal of a ruling in a shareholder class action over the collapse of Hastie Group that compelled the production of audit […]

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Privileges of partnership: Deloitte to learn fate of challenge to production order in Hastie class action
Appeals February 26, 2020 1:40 pm By Christine Caulfield

A ruling is expected Thursday in an appeal by the partnership of Deloitte over the production of audit files that were apparently stolen from the […]

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‘Reasonable chance’ of settlement in Dick Smith class actions
Class Actions December 6, 2019 12:31 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

There is a “reasonable chance” that two shareholder class actions against failed electronics retailer Dick Smith will settle by February of next year, group members […]

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Cross claims against Deloitte dropped in Dick Smith class actions
Class Actions November 28, 2019 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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Dick Smith class actions headed for March trial after mediation fails
Class Actions February 10, 2020 11:00 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Two shareholder class actions against failed electronics retailer Dick Smith will head to trial in March, after a failed attempt to resolve the long-running dispute […]

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Dick Smith class actions can tweak case against Deloitte
Class Actions January 13, 2020 5:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead plaintiffs in two shareholder class actions against Dick Smith can amend their case against accounting firm Deloitte, less than two months before a […]

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Ex-Dick Smith directors seek damages against Deloitte over $520M float
Class Actions October 11, 2019 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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