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Judges to up scrutiny of confidentiality in class action settlements
Analysis 2018-08-30 11:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

The decision by a federal judge to refuse calls for a confidentiality order keeping under wraps S&P Global’s massive class action settlement is a welcome […]

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S&P, ANZ pay $215M to settle class actions over CDO ratings
Class Actions 2018-08-30 11:22 am By Miklos Bolza

S&P Global and ANZ will pay $215 million to settle consolidated class actions brought by investors over toxic CDOs, a figure revealed by the Federal […]

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Funder was ‘moving force’ behind ‘doomed’ Octaviar class action, court told
Class Actions 2018-08-22 10:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Public Trustee of Queensland asked a court Wednesday for indemnity costs from a global litigation funder its says was the “real moving force” behind […]

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Sanitarium, Rebel can’t sue UK insurer over promotion campaign
Contracts 2018-08-17 11:58 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A court has dismissed proceedings filed by cereal giant Sanitarium and sports equipment retailer Rebel Sports against a UK-marketing company over a risk transfer agreement […]

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S&P settlement approved despite ‘extraordinarily large’ funder fee
Class Actions 2018-08-09 9:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has given the green light to a settlement of six class actions against ratings agency S&P Global and ANZ Bank over toxic financial […]

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Fitch class action can probe rosy ratings of Sigma Finance
Class Actions 2018-08-08 10:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicant in an investor class action against Fitch Ratings will get its hands on internal reports detailing why the agency assigned a Triple […]

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Full Court questions restraint against class action lawyers
Class Actions 2018-08-07 10:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court expressed doubts Tuesday about an “unusual” and “heavy handed” order restraining lawyers leading the stayed class actions against GetSwift from advising […]

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GetSwift class action should be reheard by new judge, Full Court told
Class Actions 2018-08-06 9:03 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing the GetSwift class action proceedings was bent on picking a winner from the outset and should be removed from the case for […]

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Squire Patton Boggs must pay rival’s fees for fighting GetSwift restraint
Class Actions 2018-07-31 10:19 pm By Christine Caulfield

Law firm Squire Patton Boggs is again on the losing end of a ruling by the judge presiding over a shareholder class action against GetSwift, […]

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Squire Patton Boggs involvement can’t doom gold mine arbitration
Contracts 2018-07-30 11:47 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has found an arbitration proceeding between Eastern Goldfields Ltd and GR Engineering Services over a $12.5 million gold mine contract can proceed despite […]

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