Top silk abandons defence, expresses ‘very deep regret’ over conduct in Banksia class action

Class Actions August 3, 2020 6:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

Barrister Norman O’Bryan SC has abandoned his defence of misconduct allegations stemming from the Banksia Securities class action and expressed contrition to the court for his actions.

Lawyers say judge has power to close class action with tweak to group member definition
Class Actions July 31, 2020 10:35 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Lawyers running a class action against recycling company Sims Metal Management say the court has power to approve their bid to amend the group member definition that will effectively close the class, but the judge overseeing the case will appoint a contradictor to represent group members in a hearing over the application.

Commonwealth Bank, Westpac’s BT face potential class actions over insurance ‘rort’
Class Actions July 31, 2020 4:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

Shine Lawyers is investigating two new class actions against Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Westpac’s BT Funds Management over allegedly excessive insurance premiums, a week after filing a similar case against AMP’s life insurance arm.