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Fitch settles investor class action over credit ratings on toxic SCDOs
Exclusive 2019-07-19 10:56 am By Christine Caulfield

Fitch Ratings has agreed to settle the last of the investor class actions in Australia flowing from the global financial crisis, a court heard Friday. […]

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Equititrust settlement with KPMG approved after no objections to funder taking all
Restructuring & Insolvency 2019-06-28 9:04 pm By Amelia Birnie

A court has approved a settlement between the liquidators of failed fund manager Equititrust and auditor KPMG, after not a single objection was raised by […]

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Investors can’t revive class action over Octaviar collapse
Appeals 2019-06-21 9:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeals court has tossed a challenge to the dismissal of an investor class action against the Public Trustee of Queensland over a failure to […]

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Funder takes all in Equititrust settlement with KPMG, creditors get nothing
Restructuring & Insolvency 2019-06-20 9:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

The approval of a settlement between the liquidators of failed fund manager Equititrust and auditor KPMG has been postponed to allow time to notify creditors […]

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Spain to claim sovereign immunity in suit over $392M arbitration award
Arbitration 2019-06-13 7:57 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Kingdom of Spain is contesting attempts to enforce two arbitration awards worth $392 million in the Federal Court, claiming sovereign immunity as it attempts […]

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KPMG settles lawsuits by Equititrust liquidators accusing accounting firm of negligence
Restructuring & Insolvency 2019-05-28 3:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

The liquidators of Gold Coast fund manager Equititrust are seeking court approval of a confidential settlement of two proceedings brought against KPMG for allegedly failing […]

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“I’d be happy to mediate it myself”: Judge cheers talks in Fitch class action
Class Actions 2019-05-23 7:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

Parties in an ongoing four-and-a-half year long investor class action against Fitch Ratings have agreed to a second round of mediation after a prior attempt […]

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Judge signs off on $30M settlement in liquidator’s LM Investment case
Restructuring & Insolvency 2019-05-23 3:16 pm By Christine Caulfield

A Queensland Supreme Court judge has given the green light to a $30 million settlement of a liquidator’s case against failed financial services firm LM […]

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Class action applicant can’t bring ‘shambolic’ case over side deal with funder
Class Actions 2019-05-22 9:23 pm By Amelia Birnie

One of two lead applicants in the settled Arasor shareholder class action has been denied leave to be heard over its $1 million personal expenses […]

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High Court to clarify meaning of ‘officer’ under Corporations Act
Appeals 2019-05-21 2:46 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has granted ASIC special leave to appeal a judgment that let a former director of Gold Coast finance company MFS Group partially […]

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