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Law firms to learn fate in AMP class action beauty parade
Analysis May 21, 2019 11:25 pm By Christine Caulfield

A ruling by a judge deciding a four-way contest to run a shareholder class action against AMP is expected this week, a judgment significant not […]

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CIMIC faces bid for indemnity costs after last-minute subpoenas derailed class action trial
Class Actions May 21, 2019 4:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicant in a shareholder class action against global engineering firm CIMIC Group has made a bid for indemnity costs, after a last-minute subpoena of three former executives led to the trial being vacated.

Brambles shareholder class actions consolidated despite stalemate between firms
Class Actions May 10, 2019 2:17 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has consolidated two shareholder class actions brought against chain logistics company Brambles by Slater & Gordon and Maurice Blackburn, despite the rival firms […]

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Ex-Radio Rentals CEO dragged into class action, says he ‘can’t afford lawyers’
Class Actions May 9, 2019 11:13 am By Amelia Birnie

A judge has granted a bid to add former Radio Rentals CEO James Marshall and the beleaguered company’s insurer, AIG Australia, as respondents in a […]

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Crown can’t block jailed employees from talking to class action lawyers over China crackdown
Class Actions May 8, 2019 3:08 pm By Christine Caulfield

Lawyers for a shareholder class action against Crown Resorts have won their hard-fought battle to question ex-employees about the casino giant’s thwarted business in China, […]

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Westpac slams ASIC for ’19th century approach’ to home loans
Financial Services May 6, 2019 8:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

Banking giant Westpac has criticised the Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s old fashioned approach to home loan serviceability, saying its own complex system is more […]

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Oil spill class action trial delayed by expert evidence filed ‘without leave, without notice’
Class Actions May 6, 2019 9:07 pm By Amelia Birnie

The Montarra oil spill class action trial has been pushed back by two weeks, following the filing of late expert evidence¬†by the applicants “without leave, […]

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ASIC pares claims against Westpac on eve of trial
Financial Services May 3, 2019 11:45 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has narrowed its case against Westpac ahead of a high-stakes trial over the bank’s alleged violations of lending laws, […]

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Woolworths class action homes in on supermarket giant’s price perception problem
Class Actions May 3, 2019 9:06 pm By Christine Caulfield

Woolworths’ knowledge of its poor performance on price perception among shoppers in 2014 is at the centre of a $100 million shareholder class action against […]

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Judge approves 30% step-up commission in RMBL class action
Class Actions May 3, 2019 11:05 am By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has signed off on common fund application in a consumer protection class action against mortgage lending and investment firm RMBL Investments under which […]

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