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‘An immediate conflict of interest’: Appeals court tosses opt out notices in AMP class action
Appeals June 4, 2020 3:57 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeals court has vacated orders sending opt out and registration notices to shareholders in a class action against AMP after a successful challenge by […]

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Former Sirtex boss released on good behaviour bond after insider trading conviction
White Collar June 4, 2020 9:39 pm By Christine Caulfield

The former CEO and director of biotech company Sirtex Medical was sentenced Thursday to 18 months’ imprisonment for insider trading but was released immediately on a three-year good behaviour bond.

Treasury Wine calls for stay of class action, accuses Maurice Blackburn of misusing docs
Class Actions June 2, 2020 2:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

Treasury Wine Estates will seek to shut down a shareholder class action brought by Maurice Blackburn after accusing the law firm of breaching its obligations […]

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Slater & Gordon settlement armed class action to sue us, Arnold Bloch Leibler tells court
Class Actions May 27, 2020 4:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

Slater and Gordon’s conduct when settling a previous securities class action against it armed the lead plaintiff with the information he needed to later bring […]

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Continuous disclosure laws watered down to protect companies, directors from class actions
Class Actions May 25, 2020 9:41 pm By Christine Caulfield

In its latest move aimed at shielding companies from “opportunistic class actions”, the Morrison government has announced a temporary change to the continuous disclosure rules […]

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‘Threat of a heavy sanction’: Shareholder slams opt-out notice in AMP class action
Appeals May 25, 2020 8:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

A proposed notice to eligible group members in Maurice Blackburn’s class action against AMP over its fees for no services scandal threatened to bar unregistered […]

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Judge rejects GetSwift’s latest push to delay ASIC trial for a year
Securities May 21, 2020 9:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

Logistics company GetSwift and its directors have failed in a bid for a year-long delay of a trial scheduled to start next month in ASIC’s […]

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Maurice Blackburn ‘stumbled’ on confidential info used in Treasury Wine class action
Class Actions May 13, 2020 4:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

A leading class actions lawyer from Maurice Blackburn “stumbled across” allegedly confidential information of Treasury Wine Estates and used it in the law firm’s class […]

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One case prevails in battle over competing Westpac AUSTRAC class actions
Class Actions May 12, 2020 11:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

A contest of two competing shareholder class actions against Westpac over millions of alleged anti-money laundering breaches has ended with one law firm and its […]

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Court won’t freeze AMP class action amid High Court appeal
Appeals May 8, 2020 5:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has declined to put a Maurice Blackburn-led class action against AMP on hold while the High Court decides whether to overturn a ruling […]

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