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Firm’s ‘ridiculously low’ fee budget in Westpac class action drives down funder’s cut
Class Actions 2023-12-11 11:22 am By Christine Caulfield

A judge’s decision to chop $810,000 from the funder’s cut of a settled class action against Westpac sounds a warning to class action litigators that […]

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Class action launched over JB Hi-Fi’s ‘worthless’ extended warranties
Class Actions 2023-12-11 9:18 am By Christine Caulfield

Electronics retailer JB Hi-Fi has been hit with a landmark class action alleging it sold worthless extended warranties to customers for over a decade. The […]

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Nestle, a2 Milk reach settlement in trade mark feud
Intellectual Property 2023-12-11 3:12 pm By Christine Caulfield

Swiss food and drink giant Nestle has resolved a lawsuit by a2 Milk over a trade mark for infant formula, agreeing to withdraw an application […]

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Gilbert + Tobin appoints former Pinsent Masons partner for energy team
Energy & Natural Resources 2023-12-11 11:37 pm By Christine Caulfield

Former Pinsent Masons lawyer George Varma has been recruited to Gilbert + Tobin’s energy and resources team, marking the second lateral hire for the firm’s […]

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Australia Post to pay $2.9M compensation for lost or damaged parcels
Competition & Consumer Protection 2023-12-19 11:25 pm By Christine Caulfield

Australia Post has agreed to compensate business for lost or damaged parcels after admitting it likely engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct when it refused […]

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ANZ hit with $900,000 penalty for share placement disclosure failures
Securities 2023-12-08 3:38 pm By Christine Caulfield

ANZ’s failure to disclose a bailout by banks underwriting a $2.5 billion share placement has resulted in a penalty of less than $1 million, ending […]

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Union launches class action against McDonald’s over unpaid work
Class Actions 2023-12-07 3:39 pm By Christine Caulfield

After losing its argument that class actions are excluded under the Fair Work Act, the union representing fast food workers has filed a class action […]

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Dick Smith CFO stuck with $57M judgment after High Court revokes special leave
Appeals 2023-12-06 4:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

Former Dick Smith CFO Michael Potts is on the hook for paying $57 million in damages to National Australia Bank after the High Court on […]

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IAG shows GC the door after finding he breached code of conduct
Insurance 2023-12-06 10:21 am By Christine Caulfield

Insurance Australia Group has announced the departure of its group general counsel and company secretary, Peter Horton, for engaging in behaviour it said had “fallen […]

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Full Court finally sets date for 7-Eleven class action funder’s CFO fight
Class Actions 2023-12-05 11:45 pm By Christine Caulfield

The date has been set for a hearing in the second case to test the argument that judges lack power to make a common fund […]

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