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Royal Carribbean sues White Island volcano victims to shut down US cases
Personal injury 2021-01-18 4:57 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Embattled cruise operator Royal Caribbean has launched legal action against victims of the White Island volcano eruption that killed 22 people last year, aiming to […]

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Blockchain firm founder beats back AFR’s bid to nix defamation case
Defamation 2021-01-18 12:42 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A judge has shot down an attempt by the publisher of the Australian Financial Review to permanently stay a defamation lawsuit brought by blockchain firm […]

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Daughter of property data pioneer Ray Catelan prevails in fight over Excelsior shares
Securities 2021-01-15 5:17 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The daughter of property data pioneer Ray Catelan has won a legal fight with Excelsior shareholders over claims she acquired a controlling share of the […]

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News of Chau Chak Wing’s defamation win can’t be used by publishers in defence of reputation damage
Defamation 2021-01-15 2:57 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A judge has shot down a bid by Nine, the ABC and a high-profile journalist to use articles reporting on Dr Chau Chak Wing’s $280,000 […]

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Bank of Queensland manager unfairly dismissed for ‘careless’ mistake, FWC says
Employment 2021-01-15 1:18 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The Fair Work Commission has found a Bank of Queensland manager was unfairly dismissed despite making a “careless” mistake which led to a fraudster nabbing […]

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Macquarie’s ‘defective’ payment system should have rung alarm bells, judge says
Employment 2021-01-14 5:33 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Macquarie Bank has been ordered to fork out $330,000 to dozens of former advisers for a “defective and deficient” system which saw the bank fail […]

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‘Sydney’s most controversial burger restaurant’ loses appeal in trade mark beef with In-N-Out
Intellectual Property 2021-01-14 1:46 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The Full Federal Court has upheld an appeal by In-N-Out Burgers against Sydney-based Hashtag Burgers, finding that its two sole directors were also liable for […]

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Group launches court action over approval of Woodside’s Burrup Hub expansion
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-01-13 4:33 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The Conservation Council of Western Australia has brought legal action in the Western Australia Supreme Court alleging the state government should not have approved Woodside’s […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2020
Analysis 2021-01-12 10:46 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Payouts in class actions in 2020 largely kept pace with the previous year despite the financial strain of the COVID-19 pandemic, with companies and other […]

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Law firm seeks $16M from $112M Robodebt class action settlement
Class Actions 2021-01-11 3:42 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The law firm that led an unfunded class action against the Federal government over the controversial Robodebt scheme will ask the court to approve up […]

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