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Deductions to eat up 66% of Wellard shareholder class action settlement
Class Actions 2024-02-13 10:43 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Group members in a shareholder class action against livestock exporter Wellard will get 34 per cent of a $23 million settlement if the court approves […]

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Merivale settles underpayments class action
Employment 2024-02-12 11:32 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Hospitality giant Merivale has agreed to settle an underpayments class action alleging it failed to pay workers amounts owed for overtime hours worked. The terms […]

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HWLE wins injunction against hackers behind data breach
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2024-02-12 9:50 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

HWL Ebsworth has won final orders barring unknown Russian-linked hackers from disseminating confidential information stolen during an April 2023 cyberattack. On Monday, NSW Supreme Court […]

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Ex-Linchpin director hit hardest in ASIC case files appeal
Appeals 2024-02-12 4:01 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The former director of collapsed investment advisor Linchpin Capital hit hardest by a judgment disqualifying him and three other directors and levying a combined $390,000 […]

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‘Smoke and mirrors’: Court puts spotlight on public servant pay workarounds in BOM exec’s case
Employment 2024-02-09 11:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A former Bureau of Meteorology senior executive was unfairly fired after taking a business-class trip to Paris, a court has found in a case that […]

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Lawyerly’s 2024 editorial advisory committee
News 2024-02-09 9:11 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Calling all avid Lawyerly readers! Lawyerly is seeking nominations for its inaugural editorial advisory committee in 2024. The purpose of the committee is to get […]

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Airbags class action against Volkswagen suffers High Court loss
Appeals 2024-02-08 10:28 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has refused special leave in a failed class action against Volkswagen over allegedly defective Takata airbags. Lead plaintiff in the Quinn Emanuel-led […]

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Former ACCC head calls on government to address price-gouging
Competition & Consumer Protection 2024-02-07 10:26 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A report by former ACCC head Allan Fels has found that corporate greed and lack of competition is to blame for the continued high prices […]

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Mercedes-Benz hit with competing class action over emissions testing
Class Actions 2024-02-05 10:29 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Mercedes-Benz has been hit with a competing class action over alleged defeat devices designed to cheat on diesel emissions tests, over a year after the […]

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Ralan exec to do jail time after pleading guilty to fraud over $251M loans
White Collar 2024-02-02 5:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The former managing director of property developer Ralan Group has been sentenced to four years immediate imprisonment after pleading guilty to six fraud offences over […]

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