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S&P may ask judge to disqualify himself from class action over ratings defects
Class Actions 2021-03-26 12:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge who oversaw a 39-day trial in 2018 in multiple class actions against S&P Global may be asked by the ratings agency to step […]

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Judge pushes for trial early next year in Opal Tower class action
Class Actions 2021-03-25 3:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has suggested hearing the long-running class action over the Opal Tower disaster as early as the first quarter of next year, as the […]

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HWL Ebsworth sued by former equity partner excluded from failed IPO
Business of Law 2021-03-24 9:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

HWL Ebsworth has been hit with a second lawsuit filed over its failed IPO, with a former equity partner accusing the law firm of excluding […]

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‘A disappointing result’: Judge approves $25M settlement in Dick Smith class actions
Class Actions 2021-03-17 11:52 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has approved a “disappointing” $25 million settlement in long-running class action litigation over the collapse of electronics retailer Dick Smith with claims worth […]

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Hendry Group says ex-CEO ousted because of ‘serious concerns’, not sex discrimination complaints
Employment 2021-03-17 4:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

Business consultancy Hendry Group has told a court there was “no possible causal connection” between sex discrimination complaints brought by a former CEO and her […]

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ASIC says auditors weren’t required to school iSignthis on disclosure obligations
Financial Services 2021-03-16 10:17 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

ASIC has fired back at iSignthis’ defence to the regulator’s claims that it violated the Corporations Act by not disclosing $3 million in one-off revenue […]

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ANZ to seek privilege over sacked trader’s client files held by HWL Ebsworth
Business of Law 2021-03-09 12:06 pm By Christine Caulfield

ANZ will fight to keep a sacked trader from accessing a client file held by HWL Ebsworth, citing privilege over the documents, a court has […]

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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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iSignthis says disclosing end of Visa relationship would not have affected share price
Financial Services 2021-03-04 4:07 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Fintech company iSignthis has struck back at allegations by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission that it breached its continuous disclosure obligations by failing to […]

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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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