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More law firms pulled into Quintis class action as $46M insurance dispute heats up
Insurance 2020-07-03 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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Ousted Piper Alderman partner can’t bring sex discrimination claims against firm
Employment 2020-09-07 5:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former Piper Alderman partner has lost her bid to bring sex discrimination claims against the partners of the law firm, but can still proceed […]

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CBA hit with class action over grandfathered commissions
Class Actions 2020-09-03 10:28 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A class action has been filed against the Commonwealth Bank of Australia over commissions grandfathered by the Future of Financial Advice reforms. The class action, […]

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Insurance policies stalling Quintis class action settlement were ‘cobbled together’, court hears
Insurance 2020-08-11 6:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

Insurance policies that may be worth up to $46 million and have derailed settlement approval in two class actions against sandalwood producer Quintis were “cobbled […]

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Sparke Helmore says it should have to pay no more than $7.6M of IOOF judgment
Appeals 2020-04-03 9:24 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Sparke Helmore has admitted that legal advice it provided to IOOF subsidiary Australian Executor Trustees was inadequate but has argued it should be responsible only […]

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Quintis class action settlement delayed again over $46M insurance question
Class Actions 2020-05-29 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 2020-05-20 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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Sparke Helmore equally responsible for $76M judgment against IOOF unit, court hears
Appeals 2020-04-02 10:37 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Sparke Helmore is equally responsible for a $76.6 million judgment against IOOF subsidiary Australian Executor Trustees over the sale of a timber plantation by collapsed […]

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Court limits ‘fishing’ in ousted Piper Alderman partner’s sex discrimination case
Business of Law 2020-04-23 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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Quintis reaches settlement in shareholder class action
Class Actions 2020-04-09 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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