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Slater & Gordon auditor faces second class action
Securities 2018-08-03 10:57 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Former Slater & Gordon auditor Pitcher Partners has been hit with a class action alleging it signed off on an overly rosy 2015 year-end financial […]

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PwC can’t force law firm off Vocation class action after lead applicant death
Class Actions 2018-08-03 9:47 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has dismissed a bid by PriceWaterhouseCoopers to have one of two law firms bow out of a joint class action against the accounting […]

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BHP faces second class action as it seeks to shut down first filed
Class Actions 2018-08-03 9:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

BHP Billiton is facing the possibility of a second shareholder class action over the Fundao dam failure at its mine in Brazil, but the cases […]

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DoD faces class action over contamination from army base
Class Actions 2018-08-03 8:53 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Shine Lawyers has filed a class action against the Department of Defence on behalf of the town of Katherine alleging it has been “devastated” by […]

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Law firms seize opportunity to shape class action reform
Class Actions 2018-08-02 11:11 pm By Christine Caulfield

The country’s biggest law firms were among the first in line to weigh in on changes to the class action regime proposed by the Australian […]

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‘Winner-takes-all’ approach to competing class actions a loser, Maurice Blackburn says
Class Actions 2018-08-01 11:10 pm By Christine Caulfield

Forcing courts to choose a single winner in the battle over competing class actions would exacerbate the problems of overlapping cases and encourage a race […]

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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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Fate of CBA class actions on the line as GetSwift appeal looms
Class Actions 2018-07-31 1:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

Lawyers for two competing class actions against the Commonwealth Bank of Australia over breaches of anti-money laundering laws say the cases can happily co-exist, but […]

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Discovery spat heats up in Radio Rentals class action
Class Actions 2018-07-31 10:22 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The applicants in a class action against Radio Rentals alleging its rental practices violate responsible lending laws say the company is dragging its feet on […]

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BHP wants judge to stay Australian class action over Brazil disaster
Class Actions 2018-07-30 10:14 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge on Friday will hear arguments in a bid by BHP Billiton to halt a class action over the mining giant’s Brazilian mine disaster, […]

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