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Judge scolds law firms behind competing Boral class actions
Class Actions June 29, 2020 8:33 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A judge has scolded the law firms behind competing shareholder class actions against Boral for delaying progress of the proceedings, but may wait until the […]

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Domino’s looks to strike out ‘rolled up, confusing’ underpayments class action
Class Actions June 9, 2020 10:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

Domino’s is seeking to strike out portions of the “rolled up, confusing pleading” in a class action over alleged worker underpayments, saying the case cannot […]

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One case prevails in battle over competing Westpac AUSTRAC class actions
Class Actions May 12, 2020 11:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

A contest of two competing shareholder class actions against Westpac over millions of alleged anti-money laundering breaches has ended with one law firm and its […]

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Common fund order slapped down in Vocus class action
Class Actions May 4, 2020 5:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has declined to make a common fund order in approving a $35 million settlement in a shareholder class action against telecommunications firm Vocus […]

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Judge questions if High Court ruling allows common fund orders at settlement
Class Actions April 24, 2020 11:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge presiding over the settlement approval hearing in a shareholder class action against telecommunications company Vocus Group has questioned whether the High Court’s recent […]

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Westpac class action denied AUSTRAC docs while multiplicity issue unresolved
Class Actions April 17, 2020 3:40 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The second of two class actions brought against Westpac over alleged anti-money laundering breaches has been denied discovery of what the bank claims are commercially […]

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Westpac class action beauty parade is on after new suit filed
Class Actions March 13, 2020 10:45 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Westpac has been hit with another class action over alleged anti-money laundering breaches, teeing up a high-stakes beauty parade over which firm will lead the […]

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In loss for Herbert Smith Freehills, court says self-represented law firms can’t recover costs
Business of Law February 13, 2020 4:29 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Herbert Smith Freehills cannot recover its costs for successfully representing itself in litigation with United Petroleum over the company’s aborted initial public offering, with an […]

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Judge gives law firms 3 weeks to join a Westpac class action beauty parade
Class Actions January 31, 2020 9:48 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge overseeing the first of what could be many shareholder class actions over Westpac’s anti-money laundering breaches — brought by class action specialists Phi […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2019
Class Actions January 9, 2020 11:21 pm By Christine Caulfield

Companies and other defendants forked over big sums last year to settle more than 20 class actions, with a total of at least $734 million […]

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