In what is believed to be an unprecedented move, logistics tech startup GetSwift has named law firm Squire Patton Boggs as a “concurrent wrongdoer” in the company’s defence of a shareholder class action.
Applicants in four Federal Court class actions against AMP won’t voluntarily move their cases to the NSW Supreme Court on the invitation of a state judge, leaving a jurisdictional battle to rage on.
Electricity company Western Power was to blame for the January 2014 inferno that destroyed 57 homes in and around Parkerville, Western Australia, a lawyer told the state’s Supreme Court at the start of trial Monday on behalf of residents and property owners.
The judge overseeing the administration of Provident Capital has invited debenture holders to object to the company’s receivers staying on after their firm completes its merger with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Provident’s former auditor which has also been named as a cross-defendant in two class actions over Provident’s collapse.
Lawyers in the turf war over five competing AMP class actions have agreed to a temporary peace accord after the battleground edged close to the realm of the absurd, with a threatened anti-anti suit injunction being met with calls for an anti-anti-anti suit injunction.
The firm running the class action against Fitch Ratings over SCDO products has been given the go ahead to add claims of fraud and deceit after lawyers allegedly unearthed a hidden mathematical table the agency used in assigning ratings to the toxic financial products.
Cash Converters has been asked to produce data on individuals that it provided payday loans to in Queensland in a class action alleging it charged a brokerage fee to borrowers for services they never received.
The US securities regulator is reportedly looking into Facebook’s disclosures to investors about the harvesting of user data by political research firm Cambridge Analytica, as the company faces the threat of a privacy class action in Australia over the data debacle.
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 is just behind litigation-happy US when it comes to targeting corporations in court.
A Sydney lawyer accused in a class action of conspiring with notorious conman Peter Foster in a fraudulent sports betting scheme that left investors $29 million out of pocket was taken in by Foster’s “psychological brilliance”, her barrister told a court Thursday.