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.
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.
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.
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 application to stay or consolidate the cases.
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 they suffered losses due to Australian Executor Trustees’ mismanagement of debenture issuer Provident Capital.
A NSW Supreme Court judge refused Monday to move one of five class actions filed against AMP to Federal Court, and invited law firms for the other four actions to join the case in the state court.
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission wants documents from Westpac Banking Corp. detailing how it disciplined rogue traders, including Colin ‘the Rat’ Roden, at the centre of a scandal to influence the benchmark Bank Bill Swap Rate.
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 part of their pleading alleging the bank’s systems for assessing money laundering and terrorism financing risk were deficient.
Law firm Maurice Blackburn has dropped plans for a class action against Retail Food Group alleging the franchisor misled shareholders about the long-term viability of its business model.