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Insurers defeat appeals in COVID-19 business interruption test cases
Coronavirus 2022-02-21 5:11 pm By Christine Caulfield

An appeals court challenge by a group of small businesses seeking coverage under business interruption insurance policies for losses flowing from COVID-19 restrictions has largely […]

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Class action waiver in Ruby Princess cruise T&Cs not unfair, court told
Class Actions 2022-02-14 9:51 pm By Christine Caulfield

A class action waiver in the terms and conditions of tickets purchased by US passengers embarking on the fateful Ruby Princess cruise at the height […]

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In class action appeal, Ford says it’s not on hook for damages for fixed cars
Appeals 2021-12-22 3:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

Ford has challenged its loss in a class action over its allegedly defective PowerShift transmissions, arguing group members who have had their cars repaired are […]

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Top judge did ‘unexplained violence’ to Star’s business interruption policy, Full Court told
Insurance 2021-11-08 9:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

In rejecting a bid by The Star Entertainment Group to recoup losses stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Court’s Chief Justice did “real and […]

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Groupwide damages not ruled out in Ford class action, judge says
Class Actions 2021-11-03 9:56 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has left open the possibility that aggregate damages could be awarded in a class action against US auto giant Ford on behalf of […]

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Law firm wants to use class action list to help group members in Tandem liquidation
Class Actions 2021-11-01 9:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

Shine Lawyers is seeking court permission to use a list of employees provided by collapsed telecommunications contractor Tandem in a stayed class action to assist […]

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Insurers largely prevail in second COVID-19 test casesiag
Insurance 2021-10-08 5:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

Insurers have largely succeeded in challenging COVID-19 business interruption claims by a group of small businesses, in an important second test case that could save […]

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Carnival keeps up fight to exclude foreign passengers from class action
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-10-06 5:44 pm By Christine Caulfield

Carnival has launched a challenge to last month’s court finding that overseas passengers could remain group members in a class action over the 2020 Ruby […]

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Carnival can’t exclude overseas passengers from Ruby Princess class action
Class Actions 2021-09-10 11:53 am By Miklos Bolza

Cruise operator Carnival has lost its bid to exclude US and UK passengers from a class action over the 2020 Ruby Princess COVID-19 outbreak, with […]

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Macarthur-Onslow family feud over ‘undervalued’ Lendlease land shut down by court
Real Estate 2021-08-03 4:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has shut down the latest legal spat between the children of one of Australia’s richest families, finding a lawsuit over a $200 million […]

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