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Original lawyers in BankSA class action want bigger stake of multi-million dollar settlement
Class Actions August 20, 2019 8:46 pm By Amelia Birnie

The original solicitors who stepped down from leading a class action against Westpac unit BankSA amid abuse of process allegations will bring separate proceedings in […]

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‘This is why I hate categories of discovery’: Judge won’t let ASIC have another year of GetSwift docs
Class Actions August 20, 2019 9:43 pm By Amelia Birnie

The judge overseeing proceedings brought against logistics company GetSwift has refused the corporate regulator’s request for another year’s worth of documents, saying it could effectively require the company to start the discovery process over again.

AMP beefs up legal team for superannuation class action
Class Actions August 20, 2019 10:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

AMP has added two law firms to separately represent its subidiaries in one of two class actions alleging it charged its superannuation members excessive fees.

7-Eleven class actions can’t shield witness identity despite ‘real risk’ of reprisal
Class Actions August 19, 2019 8:41 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has refused an application to suppress the identity of a franchisee giving evidence in two class actions against 7-Eleven despite the individual’s fears […]

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‘A degree of chaos’: Judge questions IAG common fund as High Court decision looms
Insurance August 16, 2019 8:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has questioned a bid for a common fund order in a class action against two IAG entities over allegedly worthless add-on insurance, saying […]

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Responsible lending class action against Westpac paused after ASIC loss
Class Actions August 16, 2019 10:10 pm By Christine Caulfield

After defeating the corporate regulator’s case alleging it breached responsible lending laws, banking giant Westpac has won a reprieve from lodging a defence in a […]

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‘This pleading is a mess’: Judge slams liquidators’ case against Forge directors and auditors
Restructuring & Insolvency August 16, 2019 4:11 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has sent insolvency firm Ferrier Hodgson back to the drawing board to redraft its pleadings against the former directors and auditors of collapsed […]

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Pitcher Partners ordered to hand over insurance docs in shareholder class actions
Class Actions August 14, 2019 8:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

Pitcher Partners has been ordered to hand over information about its professional indemnity insurance in two shareholder class actions over its role as Slater & […]

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‘This game is over’: judge ready to toss Iluka class action over ongoing funding dramas
Class Actions August 15, 2019 3:45 pm By Amelia Birnie

The applicants in the Iluka Resources shareholder class action have less than a week to lock-in a $1.25 million security for costs, after the judge […]

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Two firms, one funder out after judge consolidates RCR Tomlinson class actions
Class Actions August 15, 2019 10:01 pm By Amelia Birnie

Law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan will push forward with an investor class action against failed engineering company RCR Tomlinson on its own, with […]

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