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Appealing GetSwift class action ruling comes at a cost, Full Court says
Appeals December 20, 2018 1:33 pm By Christine Caulfield

The law firms that challenged a ruling staying their cases against GetSwift gave the Full Federal Court a chance to guide judges managing competing class […]

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Judge picks winner in BHP class action contest
Class Actions December 18, 2018 11:52 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has chosen a winner in a battle of law firms vying to run a massive shareholder class action against BHP over the fatal […]

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MFS execs lose appeal over $147.5M in misused funds
Financial Services December 18, 2018 5:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

Three former executives of failed Gold Coast finance company MFS Group have lost their challenge to a ruling that they misappropriated $147.5 million in funds […]

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Big victory for ASIC and for investors in managed investment schemes
Expert Insights December 18, 2018 5:51 pm By Dr Michael Duffy, Monash University

The High Court’s decision last week in the Prime Trust matter (Australian Securities & Investments Commission v Lewski and Ors [2018] HCA 63) is a […]

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Battle over competing GetSwift class actions goes to High Court
Breaking News December 17, 2018 4:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

Law firm Squire Patton Boggs is taking a fight over a ruling that shut down its shareholder class action against logistics startup GetSwift to the […]

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Bellamy’s ‘very ambitious’ in bid for $4.5M cost cap, judge says
Class Actions December 17, 2018 10:17 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge looked dimly Monday on a pitch by baby food maker Bellamy’s to limit to $4.5 million the costs incurred by the law firms […]

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Johnson Winter & Slattery hits back at PwC claims in Vocation class action
Class Actions December 13, 2018 10:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

Law firm Johnson Winter & Slattery has filed its defence against a cross claim by accounting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers in a shareholder class action over the […]

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ASIC wins High Court battle in Prime Trust saga
Appeals December 13, 2018 8:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Securities & Investments Commission has largely prevailed on appeal to the High Court in its case against former directors of collapsed retirement village […]

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ASIC won’t eavesdrop on ex-Rio Tinto execs’ US depositions
Securities December 12, 2018 12:43 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has promised it will stay away from the depositions of two former Rio Tinto executives in proceedings underway in […]

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Gadens to run consolidated Quintis class action, court hears
Class Actions December 10, 2018 1:13 pm By Miklos Bolza

A shareholder class action led by Bannister Law against sandalwood oil producer Quintis will be absorbed by rival law firm Gadens in a consolidation agreement […]

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