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Boston Scientific faces possible pelvic mesh class action
Article 2020-10-30 12:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Sydney-based law firm is conducting a class action investigation into medical device manufacturer Boston Scientific’s pelvic mesh products, adding to the growing list of […]

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Banksia judge to hear case against lawyer Alex Elliott after appeals court nixes recusal bid
Appeals 2020-10-02 1:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

An appeals court has dismissed a second bid by lawyer Alex Elliott to have the judge overseeing the Banksia class action disqualified from hearing claims […]

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Erin Molan says Daily Mail defamed her with story on ‘hooka looka mooka’ remark
Defamation 2020-09-25 6:34 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Sports presenter Erin Molan has fired off a defamation lawsuit over the Daily Mail’s coverage of a remark she made during Nine’s Continuous Call radio […]

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Major insolvency reforms to reboot economy draw criticism from lawyers
Restructuring & Insolvency 2020-09-24 1:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Morrison government has announced significant reforms to insolvency laws as part of its economic recovery plan that take inspiration from US chapter 11 laws, […]

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Funder will take loss in $7M QRxPharma class action settlement
Class Actions 2020-09-23 3:04 pm By Miklos Bolza

The funder backing a shareholder class action against the directors of pharmaceutical firm QRxPharma will not seek to profit from a $7 million settlement in […]

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Oscar Wylee fined $3.5M for its ‘betrayal’ of consumers
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-09-18 1:00 pm By Christine Caulfield

Eyewear retailer Oscar Wylee has been fined $3.5 million for its misleading ‘Buy a pair, Give a pair’ promotion, with a judge calling the representations […]

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State Street hit with $1.24M fine by AUSTRAC over reporting breaches
Financial Services 2020-09-16 3:27 pm By Christine Caulfield

AUSTRAC has slugged US financial services giant State Street Bank and Trust Company with a $1.24 million fine for failing to report international funds transfers […]

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Ex-Piper Alderman partner’s evidence of sex discrimination falls short, judge says
Employment 2020-09-09 7:21 pm By Christine Caulfield

Evidence of an outdated management approach and bullying — which included threatening defamation proceedings against two junior lawyers that complained about her — appear to […]

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‘I would like to move a Chinese person to that role’: UTS faces race discrimination lawsuit
Employment 2020-09-01 5:55 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A former University of Technology Sydney professor based in Shanghai has filed a lawsuit accusing the university of race and age discrimination, alleging his contract […]

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Thomson Geer completes fourth raid in pursuit of big firm status
Article 2020-08-27 1:58 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Just weeks after raids on DLA Piper and Macpherson Kelley, Thomson Geer has announced its fourth acquisition of the year, poaching a specialist tech law […]

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