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Westpac unit settles class action over Samra Ponzi scheme
Class Actions 2019-07-03 3:50 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Westpac unit BankSA has reached an agreement to settle a class action alleging it failed to detect the fraud of convicted Ponzi schemer Michael Samra. […]

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ASIC appeals ruling in market manipulation case against NAB contractor Whitebox
Securities 2019-06-28 11:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission is challenging the dismissal of its enforcement action against  National Australia Bank contractor Whitebox Trading and sole director Johannes […]

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Incentive-based funding commission dropped in IAG insurance class action
Class Actions 2019-06-28 12:48 pm By Amelia Birnie

The funder backing the IAG add-on insurance class action has agreed to a fixed 25 per cent commission, after the plaintiff copped criticism from a […]

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Slater & Gordon, ex-directors say Pitcher Partners responsible for financial reports
Class Actions 2019-06-25 3:20 pm By Christine Caulfield

Facing cross claims by Pitcher Partners in two shareholder class actions alleging the accounting firm wrongly signed off on Slater & Gordon’s financial reports ahead […]

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Competing law firms agree to join forces in BHP class action
Appeals 2019-06-21 10:33 pm By Christine Caulfield

Rival law firms Phi Finney McDonald and Maurice Blackburn have offered to consolidate their competing shareholder class actions against BHP after prompting by the Full […]

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Quintis shareholders can choose which of two class actions is a better bet
Class Actions 2019-06-21 12:02 pm By Christine Caulfield

Shareholders of troubled sandalwood producer Quintis who are eligible group members in two class actions against the company can bet on which of the two […]

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Ernst & Young strikes back in Quintis class action
Class Actions 2019-06-14 9:42 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Ernst & Young, which has been named in a class action over its auditing of sandalwood producer Quintis, has filed cross-claims alleging Quintis should pick […]

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ASIC loses market manipulation case against NAB contractor Whitebox
Securities 2019-06-11 4:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has lost its market manipulation action against Whitebox Trading and its director Johannes Boshoff, with the court finding it […]

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East Timor tries again to shut down case over $328M fuel supply contract
Energy & Natural Resources 2019-06-07 9:47 pm By Miklos Bolza

The government of East Timor will appeal a Victorian Supreme Court judgment dismissing its application to throw out a case brought by oil and gas […]

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Quintis to hand over insurance docs in class actions
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-06-06 10:23 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Failed sandalwood oil producer Quintis has agreed to hand over insurance policies showing any coverage for potential liability it or its former CEO may have […]

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