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Airbags class action against Volkswagen suffers High Court loss
Appeals 2024-02-08 10:28 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has refused special leave in a failed class action against Volkswagen over allegedly defective Takata airbags. Lead plaintiff in the Quinn Emanuel-led […]

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Picking class action winner on strength of law firm’s experience entrenches dominance, appeal says
Class Actions 2024-01-31 11:24 pm By Christine Caulfield

A law firm that lost a contest to run a class action against Toyota unit Hino has appealed a decision to give the case to […]

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Maurice Blackburn beats out rival in contest to run Hino class action
Class Actions 2023-12-15 11:10 am By Sam Matthews

A judge has awarded carriage of a class action against Toyota unit Hino to Maurice Blackburn, finding that the law firm’s experience and resources trumped […]

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Dick Smith CFO stuck with $57M judgment after High Court revokes special leave
Appeals 2023-12-06 4:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

Former Dick Smith CFO Michael Potts is on the hook for paying $57 million in damages to National Australia Bank after the High Court on […]

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US firm beats Maurice Blackburn ‘on every conceivable dimension’, Hino class action judge told
Class Actions 2023-11-21 7:58 pm By Sam Matthews

Personal injury law firm Gerard Malouf & Partners has hit back at Maurice Blackburn’s challenge to its class action experience in a fight for carriage […]

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Meta loses bid to put ACCC’s crypto ad case on ice
Competition & Consumer Protection 2023-10-25 10:59 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has rejected Facebook owner Meta’s request to pause a case by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission over scam cryptocurrency ads until a […]

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High Court asked to revive Volkswagen airbags class action
High Court 2023-10-04 9:14 pm By Sam Matthews

A failed class action against Volkswagen over Takata airbags is seeking special leave from the High Court, arguing an appeals court was wrong to find […]

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Compensation for Privacy Act breaches requires class members to prove loss: judge
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2023-09-18 4:35 pm By Sam Matthews

Victims of privacy breaches must demonstrate actual loss and damage to be eligible for compensation, according to a judge who has given asylum seekers who […]

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Takata airbags class action against Volkswagen fails again
Appeals 2023-09-05 10:41 am By Cindy Cameronne

A class action against Volkswagen over allegedly deadly Takata airbags has failed a second time after an appeals court found “a merely speculative” risk of […]

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Junior doctors beat back declassing bid by NSW in overtime case
Employment 2023-07-14 10:33 pm By Christine Caulfield

A junior doctor representing thousands of medical officers in NSW has thwarted an application by the state to declass her group proceeding, with a judge […]

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