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‘Regime has provided access to justice’: Judge OKs $56.3M Colonial class action settlement
Class Actions 2022-06-20 2:59 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has signed off on a $56.3 million settlement in a class action against wealth manager Colonial First State that will see Maurice Blackburn […]

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CBRE offered to pay $600,000 before winning $20M negligent valuation case
Professional Negligence 2022-06-10 1:28 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A court has handed CBRE indemnity costs for successfully defending a negligent land valuation lawsuit by defunct fund manager City Pacific after it had offered […]

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Uber appeals ruling it sought Freehills’ advice on how not to get ‘caught’
Class Actions 2022-05-31 2:17 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Uber has appealed a ruling that found many of its email exchanges with its lawyers were made in furtherance of offences at the centre of […]

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Law firm’s tiered contingency fee in doubt in Beach Energy class actions
Class Actions 2022-05-19 2:44 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge deciding one of the first ever applications by a law firm for a percentage cut of a class action will have to determine […]

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Judge to hear rival bids for contingency fees in Beach Energy class actions
Class Actions 2022-05-17 4:32 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge overseeing a beauty parade of two class actions against Beach Energy will hear competing bids for contingency fees by the plaintiffs’ firms before […]

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Law firms team up to join two Nuix class actions, want third case shut down
Class Actions 2022-05-17 10:06 pm By Christine Caulfield

Two law firms are joining forces in the hopes of winning a contest of competing securities class actions against technology company Nuix over its $1.8 […]

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‘Pretty unsatisfactory’: Judge sceptical of Colonial plan to stick ATO with settlement distribution
Class Actions 2022-04-22 1:34 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has expressed doubts over Colonial First State’s plan to pass on part of its duties to the ATO in distributing a $56.3 million […]

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Judge baulks at funder’s 70% commission for case over NewSat collapse
Restructuring & Insolvency 2022-04-19 3:05 pm By Cindy Cameronne

NewSat investor Rockgold Holdings has lost its bid to appoint a special purpose liquidator to run a lawsuit against eight major banks after a judge […]

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CBRE wins appeal over allegedly negligent $27.3M valuation
Real Estate 2022-04-13 9:45 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Real estate giant CBRE Group has won its appeal in a dispute with defunct fund manager City Pacific, which claimed the company negligently valued a […]

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Worley asks High Court to fix ‘absurd’ shareholder class action ruling
Class Actions 2022-04-12 10:04 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Engineering company Worley is challenging an appeals court ruling that allowed a shareholder class action against it to continue, arguing the Full Court’s finding that […]

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