The original solicitors who stepped down from leading a class action against Westpac unit BankSA amid abuse of process allegations will bring separate proceedings in the Federal Court seeking a bigger slice of the multi-million dollar settlement sum to cover their costs.
A senior partner at a Sydney-based law firm has denied he made a “deliberate decision” to withhold advice from a former client suing for alleged breach of duties and conflict of interest over a rejected $4.45 million settlement in an employment dispute with Westpac.
The judge overseeing proceedings brought against logistics company GetSwift has refused the corporate regulator’s request for another year’s worth of documents, saying it could effectively require the company to start the discovery process over again.
AMP has added two law firms to separately represent its subidiaries in one of two class actions alleging it charged its superannuation members excessive fees.
A group of media companies are appealing a groundbreaking defamation ruling that found they are liable for third-party comments made on their Facebook pages.
A restructuring and insolvency solicitor who is suing Russells Lawyers for summarily dismissing him has largely won a discovery dispute over evidence in the case, with a judge ruling the lawyer could access communications between any of the partners related to his termination two years ago.
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has lost a bid for the documents behind an Australian Federal Police warrant to search its headquarters, with a Federal Court judge criticising the media organisation for embarking on a “fishing expedition”.
The Federal Court will hear two high-stakes trade mark appeals by the a2 Milk Company together, after IP Australia delegates found two marks containing “a2”, which is a protein found in cow’s milk, were not inherently adapted to distinguish its products.
Two patent attorneys who are being sued by a boutique IP firm for jumping ship to start their own business have cleared the first hurdle in their fight against preliminary discovery, after a judge found the documents relied upon by their former employer’s lawyers at Seyfarth Shaw were relevant to the case.
Crown Resorts and Lendlease have settled a dispute with the NSW government over access to unblocked harbour views from the $2.2 billion Crown Sydney Hotel Resort currently being constructed in the city’s Barangaroo area.
A judge has refused an application to suppress the identity of a franchisee giving evidence in two class actions against 7-Eleven despite the individual’s fears […]
A competition lawsuit brought against NSW Ports has been stayed while a similar case brought by the competition regulator over an allegedly anti-competitive agreement to […]
The CEO of Lottoland says the company has “finally been vindicated” by a court ruling that overturned a decision by the Australian Communications and Media […]