With COVID-19 forcing courts to deal with more matters on the papers, written submissions are more important than ever and must be carefully crafted to assist the court while offering clients the best chance of success, barristers told Lawyerly.
Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon has been hit with an indemnity costs order for “unreasonable conduct” after its loss in last year’s pelvic mesh class action ruling, which found that the pharmaceutical giant did not adequately warn of the risks of the implants.
In its latest move aimed at shielding companies from “opportunistic class actions”, the Morrison government has announced a temporary change to the continuous disclosure rules to give companies more wriggle room in updating shareholders during the coronavirus pandemic.
Fuchs Lubricants is contesting a finding that it infringed patents owned by Quaker Chemicals in supplying hydraulic fluid to a BHP Billiton-owned mine.
A former solicitor with McCabe Curwood has lost his attempt to overturn an order that he pay $36,000 in costs to his former employer, after an appeals court found that his challenge was “incompetent”.
Brisbane-based Mantle Group has become the latest hospitality company to face a possible class action for allegedly failing to pay staff for all the hours they worked.
Spain has been hit with a lawsuit seeking to enforce a $128 million arbitration award in a dispute over the country’s alternative energy investment policies, the fifth such lawsuit brought against the country in Australia.
A unit of vocational education provider TAFE must notify current students that their aviation course is the subject of a class action, which claims the licences students obtained through the institute did not provide them with the requisite knowledge or training to obtain a commercial pilots licence.
In this very un-normal business environment, one thing many of us are struggling to come to grips with is how to keep up the relationship with our clients. You should be touching base with your clients now but you should be doing so in a helpful and non-obtrusive way. Now is the time to bring your network to work for the benefit of others. And that means being thoughtful and authentic, not salesy and slick, says Sue-Ella Prodonovich of Prodonovich Advisory.
The settlement arrangement resolving five class actions against Volkswagen, which carved out hefty legal fees from the $120 million payout to drivers, could become more prevalent as the spotlight is once again trained on the cost of class actions. But the approach is not without controversy, experts say.
Eight months after defeating a case brought by the prudential regulator alleging breaches of superannuation laws, wealth manager IOOF has escaped a class action without […]
A proposed notice to eligible group members in Maurice Blackburn’s class action against AMP over its fees for no services scandal threatened to bar unregistered […]
A security for costs fight is looming in the two class actions brought against 7-Eleven on behalf of franchisees, and the convenience store giant, which […]