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Government grilled on constitutionality of class action reform bill
Policy and Regulation 2021-11-12 8:59 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Attorney General’s Department has been hammered with questions over an opinion by the former Solicitor-General that casts doubt on the constitutionality of the controversial […]

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EY says Pitcher Partners ‘solely responsible’ in Slater & Gordon class action
Class Actions 2021-11-12 4:07 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Accounting firm Pitcher Partners was “solely responsible” for giving allegedly negligent advice about Slater & Gordon’s disastrous $1.2 billion Quindell acquisition ahead of the law […]

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‘Astonished’ judge scolds law firms for slow progress in Treasury Wine Estates class action
Class Actions 2021-11-12 5:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Victoria Supreme Court judge has admonished Maurice Blackburn and Slater & Gordon for their less than speedy progress in a consolidated shareholder class action […]

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Woolworths class action settlement to cover $1.75M legal bill, but no payout for group members
Employment 2021-11-12 11:06 am By Miklos Bolza

Woolworths has agreed to pay $1.75 million in Adero Law’s legal costs as part of a settlement of an underpayments class action which will see […]

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Pitcher Partners, EY point finger at Slater & Gordon’s lawyers in class action trial
Class Actions 2021-11-11 9:45 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Accounting firms Pitcher Partners and Ernst & Young have blamed the lawyers who advised on Slater & Gordon’s disastrous $1.2 Quindell acquisition for the its […]

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NT hit with class action over ‘discriminatory’ healthcare services
Class Actions 2021-11-11 5:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Northern Territory government has been hit with a class action alleging it discriminated against Indigenous Australians in Wadeye by failing to provide proper healthcare […]

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GetSwift mulls appeal of scathing judgment on ‘PR-driven’ approach to ASX statements
Class Actions 2021-11-11 5:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Logistics company GetSwift is considering an appeal of an 859-page judgment which lambasted the company and its directors’ “public relations-driven approach” to announcements on the […]

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Slater & Gordon shareholders say EY, Pitcher Partners’ audit was ‘superficial’
Trials 2021-11-10 9:05 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Accounting firms EY and Pitcher Partners ignored “front page news” that Slater & Gordon’s acquired business Quindell was scrutinised by a UK regulator after reporting […]

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Pitcher Partners, EY audit blamed for $800M drop in value of Slater & Gordon’s acquired business
Class Actions 2021-11-09 8:50 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Accounting firm Pitcher Partners gave faulty advice ahead of Slater & Gordon’s disastrous $1.2 billion Quindell acquisition that was responsible for $800 million in the […]

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Class action investigation launched over $200M Gippsland mineral sands mine
Class Actions 2021-11-09 2:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

A class action investigation is underway on behalf of property holders and business owners in the Gippsland region who have allegedly been intimidated into selling […]

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