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ACCC clears Coles’ acquisition of Saputo milk processing plants
Competition & Consumer Protection 2023-12-01 10:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will not oppose Coles’ plans to acquire two milk processing plants from Saputo, saying the $105 million deal is […]

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$26M settlement approved in class action over Dreamworld tragedy
Class Actions 2023-11-30 10:16 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has signed off on a $26 million settlement in a shareholder class action against Ardent Leisure over the 2016 Dreamworld tragedy, including $7.8 […]

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Court OKs 30% GCO for law firm running hotel quarantine class action
Class Actions 2023-11-30 11:27 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The firm behind a class action over Victoria’s COVID-19 hotel quarantine debacle has won a group costs order providing for a 30 per cent contingency […]

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RACQ to pay $10M for misleading customers about insurance discounts
Insurance 2023-11-30 6:27 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

RACQ Insurance has agreed to pay a $10 million penalty for misleading customers about their entitlements to discounts on certain insurance products. Between March 2017 […]

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Businesses to face steep penalties for failing to block scams
Policy and Regulation 2023-11-30 4:17 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Albanese Government has floated a new regulatory framework under which businesses would face steep penalties for failing to do their part to prevent scams. […]

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Ex-ANZ unit hit with $5M penalty for fees-for-no-service conduct
Superannuation 2023-11-29 4:40 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Former ANZ superannuation trustee OnePath Custodians has been hit with a $5 million penalty for charging superannuation members more than $4 million in fees that […]

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Insurers appeal ruling putting them on hook for Opal Tower class action costs
Appeals 2023-11-29 11:27 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Court will weigh in on whether Opal Tower engineer WSP was excluded from builder Icon’s policy coverage for subcontractors and should cover it […]

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Ben Roberts-Smith hit with indemnity costs for failed defamation case
Defamation 2023-11-28 5:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Ben Roberts-Smith has been hit with indemnity costs for his failed defamation case over articles accusing him of war crimes, with a judge agreeing with […]

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New law firm takes the reins in Westconnex class action
Class Actions 2023-11-28 11:31 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A new law firm has taken over from Quinn Emanuel in a class action against Transport for NSW over the alleged fraudulent acquisition of land […]

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Sensitive data of 223,000 people stolen in ACL data breach: OAIC
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2023-11-28 11:17 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

‘Serious and systemic’ failures in Australian Clinical Labs’ cyber framework left the pathology services provider vulnerable to a cyberattack that exposed the sensitive health data […]

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