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Class action firms circle Star following $1B share price plunge
Class Actions 2021-10-18 1:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Star Entertainment Group is facing two possible shareholder class actions over alleged failures in the management of its anti-money laundering and counterterrorism financing risks. The […]

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Settlement talks fail in Pitcher Partners, Arnold Bloch Leibler class actions
Class Actions 2021-10-15 4:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two class actions against Pitcher Partners and Arnold Bloch Leibler over advice given ahead of Slater & Gordon’s disastrous $1.2 billion Quindell acquisition will proceed to trial next month after mediation between the parties failed to resolve the cases.

Lawyers in Crown Resorts class action fully vaxxed and ready for in-person trial
Class Actions 2021-10-11 10:36 pm By Miklos Bolza

A six-week trial in a shareholder class action against Crown Resorts set to begin at the end of October will start off virtually and shift […]

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High Court asked to weigh in on Queensland floods class action
Class Actions 2021-10-07 11:25 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The applicants in the Queensland floods class action have asked the High Court to overturn a judgment which found dam operator Seqwater was not liable […]

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Judge lashes TWU, Qantas for public comments in outsourcing dispute
Employment 2021-10-01 5:13 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has criticised Qantas and the Transport Workers’ Union for their “not particularly helpful” public comments about whether or not ground staff will be […]

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New class action bill is ‘sabotage not reform’, lawyers say
Class Actions 2021-09-30 5:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

Law firms have railed against proposed legislation to ensure group members receive 70 per cent of any recoveries from class actions, saying the reforms were […]

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Judge wrong to shut down MySuper class action, appeals court hears
Appeals 2021-09-27 9:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge overstepped in throwing out a class action against two National Australia Bank units over alleged MySuper mismanagement because of a carveout in the […]

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Junior doctor behind class action can’t seek compensation for group members, court told
Class Actions 2021-09-24 9:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

NSW Health wants to amend its defence to an underpayments class action on behalf of 24,000 junior doctors, bringing claims that the lead applicant is […]

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MIS regime to vex class action judges, experts say
Feature 2021-09-23 10:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

New requirements that funded class actions be run as managed investment schemes will throw up myriad new questions for the courts, with lawyers predicting novel […]

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Class action mediation ‘pointless’ without unregistered group member data, Pitcher Partners says
Class Actions 2021-09-22 4:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has refused a bid by accounting firms Pitcher Partners and EY to access share trading data of unregistered group members in a securities […]

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