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Man suing judge for unlawful imprisonment blasts ‘hopeless’ defence
Trials 2022-05-24 8:13 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The state of Queensland has brought a “hopeless” defence in a $2.5 million suit alleging a Federal Circuit judge unlawfully imprisoned a Queensland man for […]

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Judge signs off on 40% cut for law firm in Arrium class action
Class Actions 2022-04-27 1:16 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has approved a 40 per cent group costs order for the law firm that’s running a class action against KPMG and former directors […]

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KPMG liquidators can’t dodge examination over handling of Jewel of India sale
Restructuring & Insolvency 2022-03-31 5:38 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Liquidators for ready-made meals producer Jewel of India have lost their bid to dodge public examination over their alleged poor handling of the business’ sale […]

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Silk for Deutsche Bank in failed ACCC case elevated to NSW Court of Appeal
Courts 2022-03-30 5:01 pm By Christine Caulfield

The senior counsel for Deutsche Bank in its sucessful defence against the ACCC’s landmark cartel case is one of three new judicial appointments in NSW. […]

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Union planning to upsize rest break cases against McDonald’s
Employment 2022-03-23 10:37 pm By Sam Matthews

The Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association has flagged its intent to bring further cases against various McDonald’s franchisees, alongside eleven claims it has brought […]

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Woolworths class action settlement ditched after judge expresses concerns
Class Actions 2022-03-08 12:36 pm By Miklos Bolza

A class action settlement with Woolworths which “troubled” a Federal Court judge has been abandoned, with the lead applicants resuming their bid to intervene in […]

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Funder may walk if 40% group costs order rejected in Arrium class action
Class Actions 2022-02-22 9:33 pm By Miklos Bolza

A funder that’s helping foot the bill in a class action against Arrium’s former directors and KPMG may withdraw support if the law firm that’s […]

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Ill-fated cartel case shows ACCC should stay out of financial markets, ex-Deutsche Bank CEO says
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-02-11 7:23 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The CDPP’s decision to drop all criminal cartel charges against two banks and four individuals in a “test case” over a $2.5 billion ANZ share […]

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Charges dropped in landmark criminal cartel case over $2.5B ANZ share placement
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-02-11 11:03 am By Cat Fredenburgh

In a stunning reversal, the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecution has dropped all criminal cartel charges against two investment banks and four individuals in relation […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2021
Class Actions 2022-01-10 7:52 am By Bianca Hrovat

Class action settlement totals skyrocketed to over $900 million last year, and one law firm negotiated the lion’s share, with $672 million in settlements under […]

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