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Bingo, Aussie Skips hit with $33.5M in cartel penalties, CEOs get community service
Competition & Consumer Protection 2024-02-23 12:52 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has sentenced the former CEO of Bingo Industries to two years’ imprisonment to be served in the community and imposed $30 million in […]

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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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EnergyAustralia says ‘carbon neutral’ valid way to describe offset credits
Environment 2023-11-02 11:36 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

EnergyAustralia has hit back at a lawsuit by Australian parents accusing it of misleading customers, saying it was “valid” to market its products involving a […]

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$41.45M settlement approved in pelvic mesh class action
Class Actions 2023-08-24 3:42 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has approved a $41.45 million settlement in a pelvic mesh class action against manufacturers Covidien and TFS but has put off deciding on […]

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Oil spill class action firm wins settlement hearing fees, including bill for tax advice
Class Actions 2023-07-25 5:38 pm By Christine Caulfield

Despite a judge’s complaint that class action costs are generally “out of control”, the law firm that secured a $192.5 million settlement and earned about […]

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Covidien, TFS pelvic mesh class action settles with remaining defendants
Product Liability 2023-07-05 3:59 pm By Christine Caulfield

A class action over pelvic mesh products supplied by device makers Covidien and TFS has reached a global resolution with the manufacturers and their insurers […]

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Average payout to TFS pelvic mesh class action members kept out of notice
Class Actions 2023-06-23 3:47 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A class action on behalf of women injured by alleged defective pelvic mesh will not advise group members the estimated average return from the proceeds […]

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Costs in class actions getting ‘out of control’, judge says
Class Actions 2023-06-16 10:52 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge overseeing a $192.5 million settlement in an oil spill class action against PTTEP Australia on behalf of Indonesian seaweed farmers has balked at […]

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ATO prevails against Binetter company as new evidence reveals ‘extraordinary deceit’
Tax 2023-06-09 11:26 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian Taxation Office has won a long-running case over an international tax evasion scheme by a company linked to the Binetter family after uncovering […]

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Judge frowns on Invisalign’s lawsuit against SmileDirectClub
Competition & Consumer Protection 2023-05-08 1:08 pm By Sam Matthews

Dental aligner maker Invisalign has lost its case accusing competitor SmileDirectClub of misleading consumers about the cost and efficacy of its direct-to-consumer teeth alignment kits. […]

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