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Phi Finney McDonald teams up with most feared US plaintiffs firm in BHP class action
Class Actions July 24, 2018 3:19 pm By Christine Caulfield

The litigation funder underwriting a shareholder class action against BHP Billiton over the company’s Brazilian mine disaster is a corporation created by two major US […]

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Expert report debunks myth of Australian class action boom
Exclusive July 12, 2018 6:16 pm By Christine Caulfield

Australia is not the haven for class actions that critics have claimed, according to a new report that shoots down the notion that the country […]

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Politician charged with insider trading of Australian biotech stock
Securities August 8, 2018 11:58 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A New York politician who was one of the earliest supporters of President Donald Trump has been indicted on charges of insider trading related to […]

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Westpac dodges ASIC bid for rogue trader chatter
Financial Services August 7, 2018 9:46 pm By Christine Caulfield

The corporate watchdog can’t get its hands on documents detailing Westpac’s disciplinary measures against rogue traders or communications between the employees ahead of a penalty […]

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Private equity co. hit with $6.6M penalty for exploiting investor with dementia
Securities August 6, 2018 5:24 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A cane farmer in his 80’s suffering from Alzheimer’s disease will get $6.6 million back that he invested in a failed technology venture, after a […]

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Squire Patton Boggs must pay rival’s fees for fighting GetSwift restraint
Class Actions July 31, 2018 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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Johnson Winter & Slattery dragged into Vocation class action
Class Actions July 26, 2018 1:04 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Johnson Winter & Slattery has been pulled into a class action against failed educational training company Vocation and its auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers, with the auditor saying […]

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Provident Capital class actions near trial date
Class Actions July 10, 2018 11:58 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A trial is set to kick off at the end of July in two class actions brought on behalf of holders of debentures who allege […]

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Commonwealth Bank class tries to fix ‘pleading deficiencies’
Class Actions July 9, 2018 11:24 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The plaintiffs in a shareholder class action against Commonwealth Bank have taken another stab at their statement of claim, after a judge struck down the […]

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Quintis cases latest battleground over competing class actions
Class Actions July 10, 2018 10:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

Multiple class actions against troubled sandalwood oil producer Quintis will soon compete to stay alive after a court heard Tuesday the company would bring an […]

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