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Dick Smith insurer class action plaintiffs want their own hearing
Class Actions 2019-10-04 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 2019-10-03 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 2019-09-16 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 2019-09-13 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 2019-09-11 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 2019-08-30 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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Quintis founder seeks transcripts of ASIC interviews
ASIC 2019-08-22 8:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

Six individuals interviewed by ASIC in relation to the collapse of sandalwood producer Quintis have sought leave to intervene in the regulator’s case against the […]

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Westpac to pay $13.25M to settle class action over Samra Ponzi scheme
Class Actions 2019-08-22 2:56 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Westpac will pay $13.25 million to settle a class action over alleged losses caused by subsidiary BankSA’s investments in a Ponzi scheme run by convicted […]

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‘This is why I hate categories of discovery’: Judge won’t let ASIC have another year of GetSwift docs
Class Actions 2019-08-20 9:43 pm By Amelia Birnie

The judge overseeing proceedings brought against logistics company GetSwift has refused the corporate regulator’s request for another year’s worth of documents, saying it could effectively […]

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Original lawyers in BankSA class action want bigger stake of multi-million dollar settlement
Class Actions 2019-08-20 8:46 pm By Amelia Birnie

The original solicitors who stepped down from leading a class action against Westpac unit BankSA amid abuse of process allegations will bring separate proceedings in […]

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