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Class action lawyers await guidance from courts on impact of continuous disclosure reforms
Feature 2021-08-25 5:57 pm By Miklos Bolza

Reforms by the Morrison government passed earlier this month weakening continuous disclosure obligations will spur corporate defendants to engage in “expensive interlocutory warfare” to shut […]

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Judge wants to hear AUSTRAC class actions against CBA before he retires, literally
Class Actions 2021-08-06 11:17 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The judge overseeing class actions against Commonwealth Bank over its money laundering compliance failures has threatened to force the parties to go to trial by […]

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Mayne Pharma hit with shareholder class action over US antitrust probe
Class Actions 2021-08-03 11:11 am By Christine Caulfield

Generic drug maker Mayne Pharma Group has been hit with a shareholder class action over disclosures in relation to price-fixing allegations by US authorities. The […]

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Judge lets two Boral class actions run, but warns about potential lawyer conflicts
Class Actions 2021-07-21 11:59 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has denied a law firm’s bid to stay a rival’s closed shareholder class action against construction giant Boral but warned courts must be […]

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GetSwift to resolve shareholder class action in ‘creative’ settlement
Class Actions 2021-07-16 10:00 am By Christine Caulfield

GetSwift has reached an agreement to settle a shareholder class action accusing the logistics company of misleading statements over contracts, avoiding a trial that was […]

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BHP asks High Court to weigh in on inclusion of foreign investors in class action
Appeals 2021-07-05 11:56 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Global resources giant BHP Group is seeking special leave from the High Court to appeal a ruling that rejected its bid to exclude foreign investors […]

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After triumphing in beauty parade, Maurice Blackburn seeks stay of PFM’s Boral class action
Class Actions 2021-06-30 7:03 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

After winning a three-way contest to lead a shareholder class action against construction giant Boral, Maurice Blackburn is seeking to stay a competing class action […]

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Sydney office of Nuix raided by AFP, as class action firms circle
Securities 2021-06-24 1:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Federal Police executed a search warrant on the Sydney office of technology company Nuix, which is now facing the threat of at least […]

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Phi Finney McDonald director Odette McDonald harnesses the power of law
Litigation Rising Stars 2021-06-23 10:48 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A part-time gig while at university provided the inspiration for Phi Finney McDonald director Odette McDonald’s impressive career, marked by groundbreaking cases and big wins […]

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Senator blasts ASIC for failing to investigate ‘catastrophic’ Nuix float
Class Actions 2021-06-17 10:41 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Labor Senator Deborah O’Neill has taken a swing at ASIC commissioner and former Macquarie general counsel Cathie Armour for failing to act on concerns raised […]

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