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Original lawyers in BankSA class action want bigger stake of multi-million dollar settlement
Class Actions August 20, 2019 8:46 pm By Amelia Birnie

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 […]

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‘This is why I hate categories of discovery’: Judge won’t let ASIC have another year of GetSwift docs
Class Actions August 20, 2019 9:43 pm By Amelia Birnie

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.

Patent attorneys sued by firm win bid for Seyfarth docs
Business of Law August 19, 2019 4:41 pm By Amelia Birnie

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.

Lottoland hits the jackpot in ACMA betting challenge
Media August 19, 2019 5:40 pm By Amelia Birnie

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 […]

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‘This pleading is a mess’: Judge slams liquidators’ case against Forge directors and auditors
Restructuring & Insolvency August 16, 2019 4:11 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has sent insolvency firm Ferrier Hodgson back to the drawing board to redraft its pleadings against the former directors and auditors of collapsed […]

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Law firms to compete for more than $1 billion in government work
Business of Law August 16, 2019 8:18 pm By Amelia Birnie

The federal Attorney-General has unveiled a new system for the allocation of more than $1 billion in external legal services to the Commonwealth government over […]

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‘This game is over’: judge ready to toss Iluka class action over ongoing funding dramas
Class Actions August 15, 2019 3:45 pm By Amelia Birnie

The applicants in the Iluka Resources shareholder class action have less than a week to lock-in a $1.25 million security for costs, after the judge […]

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Two firms, one funder out after judge consolidates RCR Tomlinson class actions
Class Actions August 15, 2019 10:01 pm By Amelia Birnie

Law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan will push forward with an investor class action against failed engineering company RCR Tomlinson on its own, with […]

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Europcar fined $350,000 after admitting to excessive credit card fees
Competition & Consumer Protection August 14, 2019 3:35 pm By Amelia Birnie

Global car rental company Europcar has been ordered to pay $350,000 in penalties, after admitting it charged more than 60,0000 customers excessive fees on Visa […]

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APRA slaps Allianz with extra $250M capital requirement over risk management issues
Financial Services August 14, 2019 4:36 pm By Amelia Birnie

Insurance company Allianz Australia will need set aside an extra $250 million in capital until it strengthens its risk management, making it the fifth financial […]

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