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High Court awards businessman $27M over Securency ‘shabby fraud’
Appeals 2020-08-05 5:26 pm By Miklos Bolza

The High Court has awarded $27 million in unpaid commissions to a Nigerian entrepreneur tricked into terminating his contract with international bank note manufacturer Securency, […]

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Seqwater appeals 50 percent damages ruling in Queensland floods class action
Appeals 2020-07-14 7:42 pm By Christine Caulfield

Dam operator Seqwater is challenging a decision that put it on the hook for 50 per cent of any damages payouts to thousands of members […]

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Queensland says state should pay just 1% of flood class action damages
Class Actions 2020-04-29 4:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Queensland government is seeking court orders that put dam operators Seqwater and Sunwater on the hook for the vast majority of damages after a […]

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Judge to approve $127M VW class action settlement, but 25% uplift may be axed
Class Actions 2020-03-26 9:08 pm By Alison Eveleigh

After almost five years of litigation, a Federal Court judge said he will approve a $127.1 million settlement of five class actions against Volkswagen over […]

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Judge awards $253,000 to lead plaintiff in Queensland floods class action
Class Actions 2020-05-29 3:28 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead plaintiff in the Queensland floods class action has been awarded more than $253,000 in compensation from the state government and two dam operators, […]

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Judge greenlights law firm’s $43M payday in VW class actions
Class Actions 2020-05-14 5:46 pm By Alison Eveleigh

After almost five years before the courts, a judge has approved an approximately $120 million settlement of five class actions against Volkswagen over the diesel […]

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VW carve-out settlement may become more popular as class action scrutiny heats up
Analysis 2020-05-25 8:24 pm By Christine Caulfield

The settlement arrangement resolving five class actions against Volkswagen, which carved out hefty legal fees from the $120 million payout to drivers, could become more […]

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Court suppresses details of Grosvenor, Vannin co-funding agreement
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-05-18 4:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has granted a request from Grosvenor Litigation Services, the funder that backed two class actions against Volkswagen over its emissions cheating scandal, to […]

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‘One hearing and two interlocutory judgments have achieved precisely nothing’: Judge scolds parties in Parklea Market dispute
Real Estate 2020-03-23 6:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has criticised the parties in a land sale dispute over Sydney’s Parklea Markets for failing to make progress to bring the case to […]

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No end in sight for epic Queensland floods class action
Class Actions 2020-02-21 12:45 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Dam operator Seqwater will appeal its loss in a long-running class action over the 2011 Queensland floods that destroyed over 2,000 homes, a move derided […]

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