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Top silk abandons defence, expresses ‘very deep regret’ over conduct in Banksia class action
Class Actions 2020-08-03 6:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

Barrister Norman O’Bryan SC has abandoned his defence of misconduct allegations stemming from the Banksia Securities class action and expressed contrition to the court for […]

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BP loses appeal of Hitler parody video ruling
Employment 2020-05-22 6:43 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The Full Federal Court has dismissed BP’s appeal of a ruling by the Fair Work Commission that reinstated a worker who was fired for sharing […]

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Mark Elliott’s Blackberry found, judge orders search of phone for evidence in Banksia class action
Class Actions 2020-03-26 1:57 pm By Christine Caulfield

The hunt for the missing Blackberry of deceased class action lawyer and funder Mark Elliott is over, and the located phone will now be examined […]

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ACCC loses appeal over $205M Pacific National, Aurizon terminal deal
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-05-06 5:41 pm By Miklos Bolza

The ACCC has come up short in its appeal of a ruling that dismissed its challenge to Pacific National’s $205 million acquisition of Aurizon’s Acacia […]

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John Setka defeats poaching case by CFMEU boss
Employment 2020-04-06 11:26 am By Miklos Bolza

Union heavyweight John Setka has successfully defended a case brought by CFMEU boss Micheal O’Connor seeking orders restraining Setka from poaching members from the union’s […]

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Game over: Sony to pay $3.5M for misleading PlayStation representations
Christopher Tran 2020-06-05 1:42 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Gaming giant Sony has agreed to pay a $3.5 million penalty to settle proceedings brought by the ACCC for making misleading consumer representations to purchasers […]

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Solicitors ordered to look for missing phone of deceased class action lawyer
Class Actions 2020-03-03 10:47 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has directed solicitors for deceased lawyer and funder Mark Elliott to search for his missing mobile phone, which is wanted for potential evidence […]

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Judge quashes watchdog’s decision to probe AWU over GetUp! donations
Employment 2019-11-26 10:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

An investigation into donations made to activist group GetUp! by the Australian Workers’ Union more than a decade ago has been closed down by a […]

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‘Serious questions’ raised over conduct of lawyers, funder behind Banksia class action, judge says
Class Actions 2019-09-26 2:01 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge overseeing a settled class action against failed Banksia Securities has rejected an application to limit a contradictor’s investigation of alleged professional misconduct on […]

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Funder booted from Banksia class action settlement scheme after intimidation claims
Class Actions 2019-08-30 5:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has removed the funder and law firm leading the Banksia Securities class action from their roles supervising a proposed settlement distribution scheme after […]

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