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Judge’s patience for ‘flipping and flopping’ prosecutors in ANZ cartel case wearing thin
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-09-16 8:47 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has questioned whether he should allow prosecutors to amend charges against ANZ and its treasurer in a criminal cartel case over a $2.5 […]

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Contingency fee law to blame for failure of first class action GCO bid
Class Actions 2021-09-16 11:27 pm By Christine Caulfield

A ruling this week that rejected the first application for a group costs order in a class action because the applicants were better off with […]

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Nuix scolded by judge for defaulting on orders in former CEO’s case
Corporate 2021-09-16 5:28 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge overseeing a case brought by the former boss of Nuix has taken the embattled technology company to task for failing to comply with […]

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EY nears settlement in negligence case over Coca-Cola Amatil sale of SPC
Accounting 2021-09-16 12:27 pm By Bianca Hrovat

EY has reached an in-principle settlement in a case brought by Melbourne-based joint venture Shepparton Partners Collective alleging the consulting giant was negligent, but the […]

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Law firm mulls legal action after Whitehaven coal mine extension gets approval
Environment 2021-09-16 8:58 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Federal environment minister Sussan Ley has approved a controversial coal mining project that is expected to release 100 million tonnes of carbon dioxide into the […]

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Insurer JLT resists bid to expand class action on eve of trial
Insurance 2021-09-16 9:14 pm By Miklos Bolza

Insurance broker JLT Risk Solutions has opposed an application by a group of NSW councils to add misleading and deceptive conduct allegations to a long-running […]

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ACCC concerned JBS acquisition would give it too much pork on its fork
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-09-16 12:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

The ACCC has called for further public submissions on a proposed acquisition by JBS Australia of a Singapore-owned pig farm and abattoir business after it […]

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‘Serious neglect’: Disciplinary board cancels Halifax auditor’s registration
Financial Services 2021-09-16 3:59 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The former lead auditor of stockbroker Halifax Investment Services, whose 2018 collapse resulted in $200 million in investor losses, has had his registration cancelled following […]

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Car makers to pay $52M to settle Takata airbags class actions
Class Actions 2021-09-15 3:36 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Six of the world’s largest car makers have agreed to pay $52 million to settle class actions accusing them of selling cars with deadly Takata […]

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Allianz loses bid for class action beauty parade
Class Actions 2021-09-15 1:33 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has signed off on a proposal by two law firms to jointly run a consolidated class action against Allianz over add-on car insurance, […]

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