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Medibank can’t halt class action-style complaint to OAIC over data breach
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2024-02-22 2:22 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has dismissed a bid by Medibank to restrain the Office of Australian Information Commissioner from proceeding with a class action-style complaint on behalf […]

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‘Air of a Kafka novel’: NAB loses bid to suppress misleading or deceptive conduct case
Financial Services 2024-02-19 3:25 pm By Cindy Cameronne

National Australia Bank has lost its bid to shield a case by a Melbourne gold bullion dealer after a judge said one of the bank’s […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2023
Top 10 Class Action Settlements 2024-01-05 4:07 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Companies and government entities paid out less to settle class actions in 2023 than in the previous two years, with no mega settlements hitting their […]

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Court slashes law firm’s costs in Aveo class action settlement
Class Actions 2024-01-05 11:24 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has cut law firm Levitt Robinson’s costs in a class action against retirement village provider Aveo, finding the solicitors were “seriously derelict” in […]

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Virgin bondholders say indemnity unlawfully holding up class action
Class Actions 2023-12-15 10:43 pm By Cindy Cameronne

An investor class action against Virgin Australia has mounted a new challenge to a contentious indemnity clause, which the airline claims entitles it to receive […]

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Medibank says allowing OAIC class action-style case could hurt public’s view of court
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2023-12-05 10:56 pm By Sam Matthews

Medibank has asked a judge to put the kibosh on class action-style proceedings filed with the OAIC, arguing findings inconsistent with those in a class […]

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Court OKs 30% GCO for law firm running hotel quarantine class action
Class Actions 2023-11-30 11:27 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The firm behind a class action over Victoria’s COVID-19 hotel quarantine debacle has won a group costs order providing for a 30 per cent contingency […]

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BHP class action fights ruling limiting group size
Appeals 2023-11-28 1:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A class action against BHP over the collapse of a Brazilian dam has appealed a judgment that found shareholders who did not purchase their stock […]

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AMP to pay $100M to settle BOLR class action
Class Actions 2023-11-23 1:58 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

AMP has agreed to pay $100 million to settle a class action by financial advisers over its buyer of last resort policy, after suffering a […]

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Aveo’s $11M class action settlement OK’d, but ‘avoidable costs’ yet to be doled out
Class Actions 2023-11-22 11:32 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has given the green light to a $11 million settlement in a class action against retirement village provider Aveo, but reserved his decision […]

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