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Judge slams confidentiality clause in settlement of S&P class actions
Class Actions July 24, 2018 9:33 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge weighing a record settlement in multiple class actions against S&P Global over toxic financial products said Tuesday there was “no way” he would […]

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Mondelez loses bid to protect trade secrets in Kraft-Bega peanut butter case
Intellectual Property July 6, 2018 3:54 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge overseeing the lawsuit between Kraft and Bega over peanut butter trade dress rights has denied a request by non-party Mondelez to implement a […]

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S&P, ANZ reach deal in class actions over toxic CDOs
Class Actions June 13, 2018 3:45 pm By Miklos Bolza

S&P Global Ratings and ANZ Banking Group have agreed to settle seven class actions over toxic financial products given healthy credit ratings ahead of the […]

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Magic Circle firm to rep Rio Tinto in ASIC case
Securities March 21, 2018 11:26 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Magic Circle firm Clifford Chance will represent Rio Tinto as it faces legal action in Australia over allegedly misleading investors about the coal reserves of […]

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Judge slams class action fee assessors
Class Actions April 3, 2018 11:52 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Federal Court judge has questioned the independence of for-hire fee assessors in class actions, calling their opinions on legal costs “next to useless”. In […]

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S&P analysts take stand in class action trial
Class Actions April 17, 2018 8:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two high ranking analysts from S&P Global have distanced themselves from the decision making process behind healthy ratings given to toxic financial products at the […]

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ASIC expands case against Rio Tinto
Energy & Natural Resources May 1, 2018 11:21 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has broadened its case against Rio Tinto and two former executives and is seeking extra penalties. The case alleges […]

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S&P settlement free of litigation funder’s ‘premium’, judge told
Securities March 8, 2018 9:51 pm By Jennifer Cooke

A judge was asked Thursday to approve a confidential settlement in a class action against S&P Global over its ratings on synthetic collateralised debt obligations, […]

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S&P settles Lifeplan class action over CDOs ratings
Class Actions February 20, 2018 12:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

S&P Global Ratings has reached a settlement in an Australian class action by investors who bought collateralised debt obligations rated healthy by the U.S. credit […]

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