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REST Super hit with class action over insurance premiums
Class Actions 2024-02-16 1:47 pm By Sam Matthews

REST Super faces a class action alleging the supererannuation trustee deducted premiums for income protection insurance that provided no benefit to members. In a first […]

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‘At least unwise’: Emails show silk’s reaction to Higgins’ refusal to assist Chrysanthou in defamation case
Defamation 2024-02-16 5:28 pm By Sam Matthews

Newly released emails show a prominent silk describing Brittany Higgins’ refusal to assist Lisa Wilkinson’s barrister Sue Chrysanthou as “at the least unwise”, amid a […]

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‘Not something we could ever agree to’: Applicant fights soft class closure in AMP case
Class Actions 2024-02-16 3:26 pm By Sam Matthews

The applicant in a class action against four AMP subsidiaries and two trustees over alleged excessive superannuation fees has flagged its opposition to soft class […]

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Company can’t duck service of $2.5M lawsuit via solicitors, judge says
Energy & Natural Resources 2024-02-16 11:53 pm By Sam Matthews

A Norwegian company can’t dodge service of a $2.5 million lawsuit via its Australian solicitors, failing in its argument that exceptional circumstances are needed to […]

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ASIC sued by Forex liquidators looking to claw back $20M fine
Restructuring & Insolvency 2024-02-15 5:32 pm By Sam Matthews

In a case believed to be the first of its kind, the liquidators of boiler room trader Forex Capital Trading have sued ASIC, seeking to […]

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Maddocks nabs IP pro from Ashurst
Business of Law 2024-02-15 5:22 pm By Sam Matthews

Maddocks has recruited a special counsel from Ashurst to head up its trade marks and brand protection practice.  Former Ashurst IP lawyer Elizabeth Ireland joins […]

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Judge vindicates Lisa Wilkinson’s decision to ditch Ten’s legal team
Defamation 2024-02-14 5:13 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has found that Lisa Wilkinson acted reasonably in ditching Network Ten’s legal team in a defamation case brought by Bruce Lehrmann, noting the […]

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Lisa Wilkinson begged Ten to admit role in Logies speech after media backlash, court told
Defamation 2024-02-13 2:23 pm By Sam Matthews

The Project presenter Lisa Wilkinson has told a court that she begged Network Ten to admit its role in a controversial Logies speech for which […]

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Lawyer denies she was ’embarrassed’ by sign-off on controversial Logies speech
Media 2024-02-13 2:36 am By Sam Matthews

A senior lawyer at Network Ten has told the court she was not embarrassed by legal advice given to Lisa Wilkinson in relation to her […]

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Suncorp’s AAI fights for class closure in insurance class action
Competition & Consumer Protection 2024-02-12 4:39 pm By Sam Matthews

Suncorp subsidiary AAI has asked a court to order soft class closure in a group proceeding over allegedly worthless insurance, saying it was “passing strange” […]

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