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Judge to hear second group costs order request in G8 shareholder class action
Fiona Forsyth 2021-09-23 1:45 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A Victorian Supreme Court judge will hear the second ever application for a group costs order in a shareholder class action against G8 Education, saying […]

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First ruling on class action firm’s contingency fee bid imminent, judge says
Class Actions 2021-08-03 3:32 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A landmark ruling on a bid for a contingency fee in a class action is close, a judge said Tuesday as she heard argument in […]

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Sumo Power fined $1.2M for misleading consumers
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-06-30 9:48 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Victorian electric utility Sumo Power has been fined $1.2 million for luring customers with the promise of discounts and low rates only to jack up […]

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ACCC seeks $1.2M penalty against Sumo Power for pricing bait and switch
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-06-17 3:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is seeking a $1.2 million penalty against Victorian electric utility Sumo Power for luring customers with the promise of […]

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Judge signs off on $112M settlement in Robodebt class action
Class Actions 2021-06-11 11:28 am By Christine Caulfield

Describing the federal government’s income-averaging debt collection program as a “shameful chapter”, a judge has approved a $112 million settlement in the Robodebt class action, […]

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Consumer law claims dropped in Bayer contraceptive class action
Class Actions 2021-05-14 10:33 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The lead applicant in a class action against Bayer over its allegedly defective Essure contraceptive devices has won court approval to drop her consumer law […]

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$112M Robodebt class action settlement has ‘bigger set of losers’ than normal, court hears
Class Actions 2021-05-07 10:12 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court-appointed contradictor has asked for changes to a $112 million settlement in the Robodebt class action against the federal government, saying it is unfair […]

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Judge ‘troubled’ over fairness of $112M Robodebt class action settlement
Class Actions 2021-05-06 10:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing the Robodebt class action has raised concerns about the fairness of a $112 million settlement in the case, which will provide no […]

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Court orders G8 class action plaintiff to remove redaction from costs agreement
Class Actions 2021-04-12 11:00 am By Miklos Bolza

A judge has ordered the lead applicant in a shareholder class action against G8 Education to disclose a previously redacted clause of a costs agreement […]

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Treasury Wine can seek security before contingency fee request decided
Class Actions 2021-03-18 9:14 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has allowed Treasury Wine Estates to apply for security for costs before a group costs order application is decided, in a class action […]

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