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EY strikes back in Pitcher Partners class action over Slater & Gordon audit
Accounting 2021-03-01 2:04 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Professionsal services giant EY has added to the many cross-claims flying in the shareholder class action against Pitcher Partners over advice to law firm Slater […]

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ACCC’s cartel case against crane company incoherent, court told
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-03-01 1:31 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The ACCC’s cartel case against family-owned crane company NQCranes suffers from ‘incoherence’, the company’s counsel told the Federal Court on Monday ahead of an application […]

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Judge says G8 Education can seek security in advance of group costs order
Class Actions 2021-02-26 2:36 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A judge has said that Australia’s largest childcare centre operator, G8 Education, can apply for security for costs before a group costs order in a […]

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Fonterra loses lawsuit seeking to halt use of ‘Bega’ trade mark
Intellectual Property 2021-02-25 8:08 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A judge has rejected Fonterra’s bid to restrain Bega from using the Bega trade mark on packaging for peanut butter and nut products as well […]

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Patent attorneys who jumped ship hit back in Pizzeys client poaching lawsuit
Intellectual Property 2021-02-24 9:49 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Two patent attorneys being sued by boutique IP firm Pizzeys Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys have hit back against claims they misused confidential information to […]

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Judge to hear first application for group costs order in ANZ, Westpac class actions
Class Actions 2021-02-24 6:24 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The first ever application for a group costs order will be heard in class actions against ANZ and Westpac, and the judge weighing the application […]

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a2 Milk trade mark disputes with Lion Dairy near settlement, court told
Intellectual Property 2021-02-23 5:09 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Two high stakes lawsuits brought by a2 Milk Company against rival dairy producers over the use of a2 as a trade mark are “very likely” […]

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Murray Goulburn insurer says it shouldn’t be on the hook for class action settlement
Insurance 2021-02-23 3:06 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Murray Goulburn insurer AIG Australia says it should not have to pay 20 per cent of a $42 million class action settlement reached by the […]

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Union calls for regulation after landmark ruling that Uber drivers are workers
Employment 2021-02-22 6:26 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The Transport Workers Union is calling on the government to regulate the gig economy in the wake of a unanimous ruling from the UK Supreme […]

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Group members in Guvera class action could be left empty-handed
Class Actions 2021-02-22 3:29 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Group members in a class action against Oculus Accounting may not receive a payout after the company’s insurers refused to indemnify it against claims alleging […]

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