Law firms offer to join forces in competing Lendlease class actions

Class Actions September 18, 2019 1:05 pm By Christine Caulfield

The plaintiffs firms running rival shareholder class actions against construction giant Lendlease have pitched a proposal to join their competing cases, a plan that should find favour with the judge overseeing the cases, who recently forced the consolidation of three duplicate class actions against failed engineering firm RCR Tomlinson.

Workpac wants stay of class actions amid looming Full Court ruling on casuals
Employment September 18, 2019 11:59 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Labour hire company Workpac is seeking to stay two class actions over leave entitlements allegedly owed coal miners, amid a looming judgment from the Full Federal Court that will clarify the definition of casual employees.

Family tries again for cut of Malaysia Airlines class action settlement
Appeals September 18, 2019 12:18 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The family of an Australian national who was killed aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 is challenging a ruling that blocked it from participating in a recent class action settlement.