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Silent Partners: The bankrollers behind the rush of Australia shareholder lawsuits

2017-10-18 in.reuters
SYDNEY (Reuters) - After Australian internet company Vocus Telecommunications Ltd gave its second profit warning in seven months, fund manager David Pace received an email from a law firm asking him to join a shareholder class action.

Silent Partners: The bankrollers behind the rush of Australia shareholder lawsuits

2017-10-18 reuters
SYDNEY (Reuters) - After Australian internet company Vocus Telecommunications Ltd (VOC.AX) gave its second profit warning in seven months, fund manager David Pace received an email from a law firm asking him to join a shareholder class action.

MOVES-Bentham IMF appoints head of new bankruptcy unit

2017-10-16 reuters
Oct 16 (Reuters) - Bentham IMF, the U.S. arm of litigation funding company IMF Bentham Limited, has hired Ken Epstein to head its new bankruptcy unit, which will provide funding for insolvency disputes. (1-0)

Who's who in firing line in CBA class action

2017-10-09 theage.com.au
It's being billed as the largest shareholder class action in Australian history. It remains to be seen whether this boast comes to pass but the class action litigation against the Commonwealth Bank will certainly involve a lot of shareholders.

Who's who in firing line in CBA class action

2017-10-09 smh.com.au
It's being billed as the largest shareholder class action in Australian history. It remains to be seen whether this boast comes to pass but the class action litigation against the Commonwealth Bank will certainly involve a lot of shareholders.

CBA shareholders launch class action over money-laundering scandal

2017-10-09 abc.net.au
A massive class action potentially worth "hundreds of millions of dollars" has been launched against the Commonwealth Bank (CBA) for a drop in its share price following accusations it breached anti-money-laundering and terrorism finance laws.

Court proceedings issued against CBA

2017-10-09 businessnews.com.au
Federal Court proceedings have been issued in the shareholder class action against Commonwealth Bank of Australia, which is being funded by Perth-based IMF Bentham.

Commonwealth Bank of Australia hit with class action suit over money-laundering rule breaches

2017-10-09 themalaymailonline
CBA has not disputed that it processed tens of thousands of illicit transfers but argues the breaches were largely caused by a software glitch and contests its level of responsibility. — Reuters pic

CommBank hit with class action

2017-10-09 perthnow.com.au
Law firm Maurice Blackburn on Monday said a statement of claim filed in the Federal Court in Victoria names outgoing chief executive Ian Narev and current chair Catherine Livingstone as being among those who knew CBA had been accused of breaching anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism funding laws.

CBA, executives and former chairman David Turner hit with class action claim

2017-10-09 smh.com.au
Shareholders have accused the Commonwealth Bank and a host of senior executives, including chief Ian Narev and former chairman David Turner, of misleading the market in regards to investigations relating to the bank's alleged breaches of money laundering and terrorism financing laws.

CBA, executives and former chairman David Turner hit with class action claim

2017-10-09 theage.com.au
Shareholders have accused the Commonwealth Bank and a host of senior executives, including chief Ian Narev and former chairman David Turner, of misleading the market in regards to investigations relating to the bank's alleged breaches of money laundering and terrorism financing laws.

IMF commits $30m to new investment vehicles

2017-10-03 businessnews.com.au
Litigation funder IMF Bentham has committed $30 million towards two new investment vehicles, which will have a combined pool of $150 million.

'Deeply troubling' - Sirtex faces class action

2017-07-31 theage.com.au
Biotech company Sirtex Medical faces a shareholder class action over the events surrounding the controversial departure of its chief executive.

'Deeply troubling' - Sirtex faces class action

2017-07-31 smh.com.au
Biotech company Sirtex Medical faces a shareholder class action over the events surrounding the controversial departure of its chief executive.

No competition when it comes to biggest loser from the Tabcorp/Tatts deal: ACCC boss Rod Sims

2017-06-20 theage.com.au
If there is a clear loser from Tabcorp's successful appeal – directly to the Australian Competition Tribunal over its Tatts merger proposal – it is Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) boss, Rod Sims. 

No competition when it comes to biggest loser from the Tabcorp/Tatts deal: ACCC boss Rod Sims

2017-06-20 smh.com.au
If there is a clear loser from Tabcorp's successful appeal – directly to the Australian Competition Tribunal over its Tatts merger proposal – it is Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) boss, Rod Sims. 

Litigation finance helps whistleblowers stand their ground against big businesses

2017-05-25 breakingenergy
Sadly, sometimes in life it can be hard to stand up and do the right thing, especially when everyone else seems content to ignore what you feel is wrong or immoral behavior. This is doubly true when this behavior is occurring in the workplace and those perpetrating it are your workplace superiors. Reporting illicit activity to the government is perhaps one of the hardest things that can be asked of a person, yet that is what courageous whistleblowers do every year.

How BHP became enmeshed in fears of electromagnetic pulses

2017-04-14 theage.com.au
Republican party donor and hitman, vulture fund manager, climate change denier, opportunistic lawyer – the epithets garnered by Paul Singer, one of the richest businessmen in the US are extensive, even if pejorative.

How BHP became enmeshed in fears of electromagnetic pulses

2017-04-14 smh.com.au
Republican party donor and hitman, vulture fund manager, climate change denier, opportunistic lawyer – the epithets garnered by Paul Singer, one of the richest businessmen in the US are extensive, even if pejorative.

$100 million class action against Woolworths

2017-04-11 perthnow.com.au
A LAW firm is preparing to launch a class action against Woolworths, saying it failed to keep investors up to speed about its performance.

Woolworths class action bid

2017-04-11 perthnow.com.au
A LAW firm is preparing to launch a class action against Woolworths, saying it failed to keep investors up to speed about its performance.

Woolworths faces $100 million lawsuit over its profit downgrade

2017-04-11 nzherald.co.nz
Woolworths is facing a class-action lawsuit over a 2015 share price plunge sparked by a shock profit downgrade.

Lawyers to call for flood victims as second Queensland floods class action advances

2017-03-24 smh.com.au
A second class action seeking damages for victims of Queensland 2011 flood has been given the green light by the New South Wales Supreme Court.

Fresh 2011 floods legal claim could delay class action for 6800 seeking damages

2017-03-23 smh.com.au
Queenslanders who lost millions of dollars in the devastating 2011 floods – but whose properties suffered no physical damage – could receive compensation if a second class action against Seqwater is given the go-ahead on Friday morning.

Commercial Litigation Funder Bentham IMF Expands into Houston, Hiring Top Local Talent

2017-02-24 prnewswire
Company taps Eric Chenoweth, longtime litigation partner of top-ten trial boutique Yetter Coleman to head new office; Bentham sees substantial commercial funding opportunities across Texas' vibrant litigation market