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Judge throws out S&P damages expert in CDO trial
Securities May 22, 2018 3:37 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge overseeing a trial against S&P Global over its ratings of synthetic collateralised debt obligations has tossed the company’s damages expert, saying she lacked […]

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Quinn Emanuel AMP financing heralds era of class action beauty pageants
Analysis May 16, 2018 3:09 pm By Christine Caulfield

The financing arrangement underwriting Quinn Emanuel’s shareholder class action against AMP, which will earn its partner Burford Capital a record low 10 percent of any […]

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Online lender Prospa delays float to deal with ASIC queries
Financial Services June 6, 2018 2:26 pm By Christine Caulfield

Online small business lender Prospa postponed Wednesday’s expected float for 48 hours to “clarify” questions by the corporate regulator over its small business loans. The […]

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Judge denies bid to axe claim against lawyer in Deep Investments case
Securities May 23, 2018 11:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A solicitor caught up in a lawsuit over alleged share trading losses has lost his bid to have misleading and deceptive conduct claims brought against […]

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BHP faces possible Australian class action over Brazil mine disaster
Energy & Natural Resources May 17, 2018 10:48 pm By Christine Caulfield

Boutique law firm Phi Finney McDonald is investigating a potential shareholder class action against BHP Billiton over the fatal Samarco disaster in Brazil, which saw […]

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Maurice Blackburn to lead consolidated Sirtex class actions
Class Actions May 1, 2018 3:25 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge on Tuesday consolidated two shareholder class actions against life sciences company Sirtex Medical and appointed Maurice Blackburn as lead lawyers for the joint […]

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Judge tells AMP to warn state court of class action venue fight
Class Actions June 8, 2018 11:35 pm By Christine Caulfield

A federal judge on Friday set an August date to hear AMP’s arguments for why competing class actions should be moved to the NSW Supreme […]

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Abalone boss jailed for 3.5 years for misleading board, investors
White Collar June 1, 2018 5:32 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The former chief executive of Australian Bight Abalone has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail for making misleading statements to board members and potential […]

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Funder gets $30M in landmark class action creating common fund
Class Actions May 30, 2018 11:56 am By Christine Caulfield

The litigation funder behind the Federal Court’s precedential ruling that established the first common fund order in an Australian class action has secured a $30.75 […]

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Retail Food Group faces shareholder class action
Franchise May 11, 2018 9:58 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Retail Food Group has been hit with a shareholder class action alleging it failed to make adequate disclosures regarding the financial health of its franchise […]

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