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Deloitte contributed to Dick Smith’s downfall, class actions now claim
Class Actions 2019-03-18 8:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu is facing claims by the lead applicants in two class actions against failed retail giant Dick Smith alleging its poor accounting practices […]

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Global law firm Clifford Chance falls victim to phishing scam
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2019-03-12 2:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

Clifford Chance has been targeted by a phishing scam in which fraudsters sent emails purportedly from the global law firm to mislead clients into paying […]

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Deloitte continues fight to keep Hastie files secret after claiming partner made off with them
Class Actions 2019-02-04 7:56 pm By Christine Caulfield

Deloitte is challenging a judge’s ruling that certain partners not be excused from an order to produce files of the accounting giant’s audit work for […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2018
Exclusive 2019-01-11 11:29 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

From a record-setting funder’s cut to the first call for “proportionality”, last year saw a number of groundbreaking judgments approving class action settlements worth more […]

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ASIC won’t eavesdrop on ex-Rio Tinto execs’ US depositions
Securities 2018-12-12 12:43 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has promised it will stay away from the depositions of two former Rio Tinto executives in proceedings underway in […]

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Funder in Dick Smith class action won’t guarantee lower commission amid delays
Class Actions 2018-11-22 4:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

Litigation funder Investor Claim Partner won’t promise it will maintain a lower commission rate in one of the Dick Smith class actions if mediation is […]

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Dick Smith shareholder must join class action to pursue claims, judge says
Class Actions 2018-11-20 11:17 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Dick Smith shareholder has lost his bid to bring a separate proceeding against the failed home goods retailer while two class actions are afoot. […]

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Ex-CFO said Rio Tinto reserve write down would be ‘worse by far than expected’, ASIC claims
Corporate 2018-11-13 11:21 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission claims Rio Tinto’s former CFO was referring to the write down for the reserves for two coal assets that […]

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Dick Smith liquidators accuse class action firms of spamming group members
Class Actions 2018-10-18 8:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

Liquidators for Dick Smith don’t want potential group members in two class actions against the failed retailer to learn about a new registration deadline by […]

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Deloitte partners don’t have access to Hastie files, court told
Class Actions 2018-09-11 10:18 pm By Christine Caulfield

Accounting giant Deloitte is digging in for a fight over a court order to produce documents to a shareholder class over the firm’s auditing of […]

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