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Shine Corporate Class Action

On 26 September 2017, Allen Dodd as Trustee for the Dodd Superannuation Fund, represented by Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan (Quinn Emanuel), commenced a class action against Shine Corporate Ltd (the Defendant or Shine).

The class action was filed on behalf of Shine shareholders for financial losses sustained as a result of the Defendant’s alleged contraventions and misconduct between 27 August 2014 and 29 January 2016 (the Relevant Period).

If you purchased shares in Shine during the Relevant Period, and REGISTERED your interest to participate in any settlement of the Shine Corporate Class Action on or before 29 January 2019 (in accordance with the Registration Notice sent to eligible shareholders) you may be entitled to compensation.

The Plaintiff’s Common Fund Application

The Plaintiff’s common fund application has been set down for hearing in the Supreme Court of Brisbane on 27 May 2019.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a class action?

A class action is an action that is brought by one or more persons (the Plaintiff) on behalf of a class of people (Group Members) against another person (the Defendant) in circumstances where the Plaintiff and Group Members have similar claims.   Group Members in a class action are not individually responsible for the legal costs associated with bringing the class action.  Generally, in a class action, only the Plaintiff is responsible for those costs.

What are the allegations against Shine?

The Plaintiff alleges that during the period, 27 August 2014 and 29 January 2016, Shine:

  1. engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct in contravention of section 1041H(1) of the Corporations Act 2001(Cth) (the Corporations Act), s12DA(1) of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001(Cth) (the ASIC Act) and/or section 18 of the Australian Consumer Law; and
  2. breached its continuous disclosure requirements under section 674(2) of the Corporations Act;

in respect of a number of representations and announcements made to the market about its financial position (the Contraventions).

The Plaintiff contends that as a result of the above Contraventions:

  1. Shine shares traded on the market at an inflated price; and
  2. Shine shareholders paid that inflated price to acquire shares, and thereby suffered loss and damage.

What is a Common Fund Order

A common fund order is a Court order that all Group Members entitled to compensation in a class action pay a portion of any compensation they may be entitled receive if the class action results in a successful settlement or judgment as consideration for the funder, in this case Regency providing funding to run the class action.  If you would like a copy of the Plaintiff’s Common Fund Application and proposed Funding Terms, please call Quinn Emanuel on (02) 9146 3548, or email shineclassaction@quinnemanuel.com.

Who is the funder?

Regency Funding Pty. Ltd CAN 619 0012 421 is the litigation funder.  Pursuant to Regency’s funding agreement the Plaintiff and funded group members, the funder is paying Quinn Emanuel’s legal costs and disbursements.  Regency has also agreed to assume any financial risk that could arise in the event the class action is not successful- meaning, you will not be liable for any adverse costs. 

Who are the lawyers?

Quinn Emanuel is a global litigation law firm with offices in over nine countries, which has won over $60 billion for plaintiffs. Further information can be found at https://www.quinnemanuel.com/the-firm/about-us/