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LCM to fund $100M class action over Gladstone Ports dredging
Class Actions 2018-03-05 7:39 pm By Christine Caulfield

Litigation funder Litigation Capital Management said Monday it had agreed to finance a $100 million class action on behalf of fishing operators and seafood suppliers […]

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Trial set to start in Volkswagen ‘defeat device’ class actions
Class Actions 2018-03-02 8:59 pm By Jennifer Cooke

Volkwagen will face off against Australia’s consumer regulator and a Maurice Blackburn-led class representing 100,000 car owners when trial kicks off Monday in Sydney over […]

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Murray Goulburn class goes digging for Herbert Smith docs
Class Actions 2018-03-02 7:21 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Lawyers running a class action against Murray Goulburn want access to evidence that the dairy cooperative’s trust consulted with a QC about possible claims against […]

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Shine confident it can defend shareholder class action
Securities 2018-03-01 7:19 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Publicly traded law firm Shine Lawyers has assured investors it can wage a successful defence against a $250 million class action claiming the firm misled […]

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Takata airbag class actions to balloon following mandatory recall
Class Actions 2018-02-28 10:49 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The class actions against car companies over defective Takata airbags are expected to dramatically grow after the first-of-its-kind mandatory recall announced by the government Wednesday. […]

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Slater & Gordon auditor denies blame for investors’ loss
Securities 2018-02-27 7:59 pm By Christine Caulfield

Auditing firm Pitcher Partners has filed its defence in a class action accusing it of wrongly signing off on Slater & Gordon’s financial reports, denying […]

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Bank of Queensland settles class action over Sherwin scam
Securities 2018-02-27 9:13 am By Christine Caulfield

The Bank of Queensland has reached a settlement close to trial in a class action brought by investors in a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme masterminded […]

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Australian litigation funder values caseload at $4.7B
Class Actions 2018-02-26 2:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

It might be in the glare of a government inquiry, but business is booming for Australian litigation backer IMF Bentham, which says its estimated caseload […]

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Westpac faces new claim in life insurance class action
Class Actions 2018-02-23 8:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Westpac was responsible for the conduct of its in-house financial planner, who allegedly overcharged the bank’s own customers with excess premiums on life insurance, class […]

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Amaca can’t get indemnity costs over asbestos settlement
Construction 2018-02-23 8:17 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has rejected Amaca’s bid for indemnity costs in a case over contributions to an asbestos class action settlement, but he did not rule […]

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