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Surfstitch agrees to settle shareholder class actions, again
Class Actions October 15, 2019 3:40 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Online fashion retailer Surfstitch has reached an in-principle settlement in two shareholder class actions, about nine months after an initial agreement to resolve the dispute […]

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Dick Smith cases to be heard together, after insurance class action plaintiffs drop discontinuance bid
Class Actions October 15, 2019 11:20 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has ordered all proceedings against Dick Smith to be heard concurrently during a marathon three month trial, after the plaintiffs in a shareholder […]

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With Full Court still out, judge vacates trial date in Vocation class action
Class Actions October 11, 2019 10:52 pm By Christine Caulfield

Awaiting a Full Court ruling in a case involving similar claims of privilege against self-incrimination by partners at another accounting giant, the judge in 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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Dick Smith insurer class action plaintiffs want their own hearing
Class Actions October 4, 2019 7:37 pm By Amelia Birnie

The plaintiffs in an investor class action filed against Dick Smith’s insurers want a separate hearing from four other representative and company proceedings against the […]

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Facing Deloitte cross-claims, Dick Smith execs drag other directors into class action
Class Actions October 3, 2019 10:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Former Dick Smith executives Nick Abboud and Michael Potts have pointed the finger at the defunct electronics retailer’s other directors in response to cross claims […]

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Court not convinced ‘superhuman’ judge needed for back-to-back GetSwift hearings
Securities September 16, 2019 5:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has dismissed an application by GetSwift to delay the hearing of a shareholder class action against it, despite arguments that a […]

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Judge signs off on contested common fund bid in $1B IAG insurance class action
Class Actions September 13, 2019 9:02 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has approved a common fund application in a class action against two IAG entities over add-on insurance said to be worth up to […]

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Twin Quintis class actions squabble about ‘overly complicated’ case
Class Actions September 11, 2019 10:00 pm By Amelia Birnie

The plaintiffs in one of two shareholder class actions brought against troubled sandalwood producer Quintis have complained about potential delays that could result from the […]

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Lloyd’s says court has no power to let Pitcher Partners class actions eyeball insurance policies
Insurance August 30, 2019 9:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two units of global insurer Lloyd’s have launched a constitutional challenge to a Federal Court order requiring accounting firm Pitcher Partners to hand over certain […]

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