The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has refused to provide sought-after documents to the lead applicants of a joint class action against it until AUSTRAC grants permission, citing concerns over possible criminal breaches if it hands over the material without the agency’s approval.
A Virgin Australia unsecured bondholder has launched legal proceedings to uncover confidential details of the sale of the embattled airline to Bain Capital, with the administrators now facing three disputes in the wake of the administration.
The parents of an Australian national who was killed aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 have successfully appealed a decision blocking them from participating in the settlement of a class action, with an appeals court judge describing as “disturbing” the conduct of their legal team in the group proceeding.
Global law firm White & Case LLP has lured the former general counsel of Lendlease Construction Australia to join the firm’s Sydney office.
Personal care giant Procter & Gamble has filed a lawsuit alleging competitor Colgate-Palmolive has violated the consumer law by falsely claiming that its whitening toothpaste can remove 10 years of stains.
Two law firms that filed competing shareholder class actions against construction giant Boral have asked the court to permanently stay the other’s proceeding, after the judge overseeing the matter said he might wait until the High Court’s ruling on the AMP class action beauty parade before deciding which class action should move forward.
Global animal health company Zoetis has told the lead applicants in a class action over horse vaccines to “put up or shut up” and produce evidence disclosing an alleged scientific link between the hendra virus vaccine and certain alleged adverse side effects.
The Federal Court is reviewing its sexual harassment policies following allegations that former High Court justice Dyson Heydon sexually harassed six female associates while on the bench.
A Qantas engineer who used his company-issued iPad to access pornographic material while at work has lost his unfair dismissal case.
The lead applicants in a class action against The Cosmetic Institute have added 11 cosmetic surgeons to the lawsuit, alleging they conducted breast augmentation surgery in an “incompetent” manner.
DLA Piper has hired a partner to build up its finance dispute resolution and class actions practice in Australia. Matthew Spain joined the global firm […]
Freedom Furniture has paid penalties of $25,200 after being hit with two infringement notices by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for allegedly misleading customers […]
A referee has been appointed to examine the fees for the liquidators of stockbroker Halifax Investment Services, which collapsed in December 2018, trapping around $200 […]