Liquidators

Indemnity costs awarded against retentive liquidator

Pitt Street liquidator Jamieson Louttit has avoided the full wrath of an adverse order – kind of – after a judge ruled that indemnity costs should not be applied to two days spent hearing an application launched in April against Louttit by the king of encaffeination, Les Schirato. In a judgment handed down last week NSW Supreme Court judge Ashley Black signalled that Schirato – in his capacity as director…

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Octaviar liquidators still at odds despite KPMG deal

It seems the settlement that Octaviar’s liquidators extracted from KPMG in 2016 – with the help of a litigation funder – hasn’t quelled this tortured liquidation’s capacity to infect parties involved with discontent, rancour and litigious intent whilst simultaneously delivering millions in fees to the appointees and their advisers. KPMG settled a class action with unit holders in Octaviar’s Premium Income Fund (PIM) in 2015 and the…