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Judge sours on remote trials, bemoans ‘leisure wear effect’
Courts 2022-01-27 10:29 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge who has been an enthusiastic lab rat in the virtual hearing experiment forced on the country’s courts by the COVID-19 pandemic has expressed […]

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Cotton On, Lovisa face potential class actions, accused of underpaying staff
Class Actions 2022-01-27 3:32 pm By Christine Caulfield

Clothing chain Cotton On Group and jeweller Lovisa are the latest targets of potential underpayments class actions for allegedly failing to pay employees for extra hours worked.

Westpac wins freezing order over sale of Papas’ girlfriend’s Sydney home
Financial Services 2022-01-25 4:51 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Federal Court has issued a worldwide freezing order over the assets of Bill Papas’ partner, which includes the proceeds of the $1.13 million sale of her home in Sydney’s inner west.

WA premier Mark McGowan must give evidence in Sydney court in Palmer case
Defamation 2022-01-25 9:59 pm By Christine Caulfield

Western Australia premier Mark McGowan has been ordered to appear in person in a Sydney court to give evidence at trial in a defamation case […]

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Mayfair 101 appeals $30M judgment in ASIC’s misleading advertising case
Financial Services 2022-01-24 10:45 pm By Christine Caulfield

Embattled investment group Mayfair 101 is challenging a judge’s decision last month to slug it with a $30 million penalty for engaging in misleading and […]

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Ad blitz the new offensive in battle against class action reforms
Class Actions 2022-01-24 12:09 am By Christine Caulfield

A group of litigation funders will launch a major advertising campaign starting Monday against proposed legislation that puts a ceiling on the legal fees and […]

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Class action against NAB over Walton Construction collapse back on track
Class Actions 2022-01-20 4:03 pm By Christine Caulfield

National Australia Bank has been served with a $78 million class action over the collapse of Walton Construction, three months after the case was stalled […]

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Djokovic’s possible antivax influence ‘not fanciful’, Full Court says
Coronavirus 2022-01-20 4:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

The influence of an unvaccinated “iconic world tennis star” on the young and impressionable was not fanciful, the Full Federal Court has said in reasons […]

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Court asked to find Retail Food Group class action exempt from MIS rules
Class Actions 2022-01-18 3:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

A class action against franchise giant Retail Food Group wants to head off any challenge to its funding agreement with a court order that the […]

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Banksia funder to be wound up, liquidators to probe potential claims against directorslegal
Class Actions 2022-01-18 1:23 pm By Christine Caulfield

The litigation funder behind a scam to defraud members of a class action over the collapse of Banksia Securities has entered liquidation, and the funder’s […]

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