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Construction giant Hutchinson takes ACCC to court over ‘invalid’ notice to produce
Competition & Consumer Protection March 28, 2019 4:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

Private construction company Hutchinson Builders has brought legal action against the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, seeking to quash what it says is an invalid […]

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Quintis class fails in bid for speedy common fund order
Class Actions February 13, 2019 9:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has put a proposal for a common fund order in a class action against sandalwood producer Quintis on hold as the court awaits […]

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Law firm preempts court with cost referee in Quintis common fund bid
Class Actions February 12, 2019 10:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

The law firm running a class action against sandalwood producer Quintis has pitched an unusual common fund order that subjects the firm and the funder […]

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Judge questions Gadens’ cost disclosures in fee spat with client
Business of Law January 8, 2019 9:28 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has allowed an assessment of Gadens’ legal costs in a dispute with a client over $665,000 in fees, saying while the application had […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2018
Exclusive January 11, 2019 11:29 pm By Christine Caulfield and 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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IOOF says APRA should be able to state its case after 3-year probe
Financial Services December 20, 2018 3:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

A barrister for two units of embattled wealth manager IOOF and three senior company executives facing claims by APRA have criticised the regulator for filing […]

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Ernst & Young says previous Quintis auditor should share any blame
Class Actions December 3, 2018 11:08 pm By Christine Caulfield

Accounting giant Ernst & Young, which is accused in a class action of misleading and deceptive conduct in signing off on the 2015 and 2016 […]

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Gadens to run consolidated Quintis class action, court hears
Class Actions December 10, 2018 1:13 pm By Miklos Bolza

A shareholder class action led by Bannister Law against sandalwood oil producer Quintis will be absorbed by rival law firm Gadens in a consolidation agreement […]

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Surfstitch class action settlement in peril as debate rages over opt-out notice
Class Actions November 1, 2018 8:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

Judges do not have the power to approve a class action settlement without first issuing an opt-out notice to group members, the court-appointed contradictor in […]

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Quintis class action lawyers want to peek at insurance docs
Class Actions November 8, 2018 2:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

Lawyers leading a class action against Quintis want the failed sandalwood oil producer to hand over evidence of any insurance policy that could cover the […]

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