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Barristers to robe up at home for trial by videochat in ACCC case against Kogan
Competition & Consumer Protection April 1, 2020 11:44 am By Miklos Bolza

Barristers for the ACCC and online retailer Kogan have been asked to robe up at home as the previously in-person trial shifts to videochat in […]

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Over and out: Chief Justice says protocol needed to prevent overtalking in virtual trials
Insurance March 31, 2020 4:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Chief Justice of the Federal Court says a system is needed to ensure parties don’t interrupt one another during virtual hearings, and noted the increase in online hearings brought on by the coronavirus may also free judges up to hear cases outside their registries.

UK litigation funder secures $162M war chest for Aussie class actions
Business of Law March 31, 2020 3:49 pm By Miklos Bolza

London-based litigation funder Balance Legal Capital has raised $162 million from institutional investors to pursue lawsuits in Australia and worldwide, including class actions.

TasPorts slams ACCC case, says extra fees don’t amount to misuse of market power
Competition & Consumer Protection March 31, 2020 12:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

Tasmanian state-owned ports company TasPorts has admitted to charging additional fees to the owner of a local port, but has denied the ACCC’s allegations that these actions constituted a misuse of market power designed to stymie competition.

COVID-19 class actions on the horizon, expert says
Class Actions March 30, 2020 5:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

The COVID-19 pandemic has opened the door to a host of potential class actions involving claims of government negligence, employment law, product liability and consumer […]

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Court tosses opposition to SARB patent application for parking overstay detector
Intellectual Property March 30, 2020 5:22 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has dismissed an opposition by tech company Vehicle Management Systems to a patent application by rival SARB Management Group for an integrated magnetic […]

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Santos settles class action over unpaid travel allowances
Class Actions March 30, 2020 5:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

Oil and gas giant Santos has settled a class action brought by a group of Indigenous Australians who claim they were misled about their entitlement […]

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7-Eleven class actions mull contempt motion after losing appeal over franchisee communications
Class Actions March 27, 2020 3:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicants in two class actions against 7-Eleven are considering bringing a contempt of court motion against the convenience store giant after the Full […]

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Commonwealth Bank’s gripe with alleged whistleblower’s discovery bid ‘ridiculous’, judge says
Employment March 27, 2020 9:14 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has criticised as “meretricious” and “ridiculous” opposition by Commonwealth Bank of Australia to a discovery application by a former general manager who claims […]

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Court forces ASIC to delay warning against Mayfair 101 despite COVID 19-stoked investment fears
Financial Services March 26, 2020 9:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has ordered ASIC to wait 48 hours after making any decision to send a warning notice to investment conglomerate Mayfair 101 before publicly […]

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