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More law firms pulled into Quintis class action as $46M insurance dispute heats up
Insurance July 3, 2020 4:06 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Three law firms will represent the insurers in new proceedings launched to resolve a $46 million insurance question delaying settlement of two shareholder class actions […]

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Witness in ex-Quintis director’s trial must give evidence in person, judge says
White Collar June 23, 2020 5:16 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

In a defeat to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, a judge has found a key witness in the trial against former Quintis director Frank […]

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Energy companies face $1B class action over alleged ‘bidding games’
Class Actions June 18, 2020 10:15 am By Alison Eveleigh

Queensland’s two largest electricity generators are facing a potential class action over alleged “bidding games” designed to artificially inflate consumers’ electricity bills. A class action […]

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Quintis class action settlement delayed again over $46M insurance question
Class Actions May 29, 2020 5:16 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The settlement of two shareholder class actions against sandalwood producer Quintis has been delayed for a second time, as the parties continue to investigate the […]

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Full Court to hear Cigno challenge to ASIC ban on short-term credit lending
Appeals May 20, 2020 12:07 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Cigno has appealed a ruling shooting down its challenge to the first action brought by ASIC under its powers to prohibit ‘predatory’ financial products, which […]

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Quintis class action settlement delayed after insurance policy ‘cock-up’
Class Actions May 7, 2020 4:03 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The settlement of two shareholder class actions against sandalwood producer Quintis has been delayed after the company’s eleventh-hour revelation that it may have an extra […]

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Court limits ‘fishing’ in ousted Piper Alderman partner’s sex discrimination case
Business of Law April 23, 2020 12:52 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Piper Alderman will spend the next six weeks gathering documents for a former partner who is seeking to revive her unlawful discrimination case against the […]

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Payday lender Cigno loses challenge to ASIC ban on short-term credit lending
Financial Services April 15, 2020 3:20 pm By Christine Caulfield

Payday lender Cigno has lost a challenge to the corporate regulator’s first action under powers to prohibit ‘predatory’ financial products that targeted its model of […]

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Quintis reaches settlement in shareholder class action
Class Actions April 9, 2020 7:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

Sandalwood producer Quintis has agreed to settle two class actions by shareholders, but the claims against company founder Frank Wilson and auditor EY will proceed […]

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Coronavirus drags the legal profession into the 21st century
Business of Law April 6, 2020 8:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

The coronavirus has forged changes in the legal profession that will outlast the pandemic itself, leading to greater flexibility and efficiencies in an industry steeped […]

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