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Worley ruling the latest setback for shareholder class actions
Analysis 2020-10-23 5:48 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge’s decision to throw out a shareholder class action against engineering company Worley is a loss for plaintiffs lawyers and could result in fewer […]

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Surfstitch class action lawyers accused of breaching duties to shareholders
Class Actions 2020-10-22 10:36 pm By Christine Caulfield

The lawyers behind two class actions against clothing retailer Surfstitch breached their duties to act in the best interests of shareholders, and their conduct should […]

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Worley prevails in rare judgment dismissing shareholder class action
Class Actions 2020-10-22 10:01 am By Christine Caulfield

A judge has sided with Worley in a ruling tossing a class action after a trial alleged the engineering company misled shareholders and breached disclosure […]

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Spotless class action settlement approved after funders drop $1.5M battle for extra costs
Class Actions 2020-09-02 3:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has signed off on a $95 million settlement in a shareholder class action against Spotless after a heated exchange saw the funders backing […]

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Fonterra may bring counter-claims in class action over milk prices
Class Actions 2020-08-07 5:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

Fonterra could bring counter-claims against dairy farmers that brought a class action alleging they were unpaid when the company slashed milk prices in 2016, a […]

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‘Horrendous class action journey’: BoQ case should be focus of inquiry, group members say
Class Actions 2020-07-15 11:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

Elderly victims of Ponzi schemer Bradley Sherwin have told the government’s class action inquiry of their “horrendous class action journey”, which led to a “pathetic […]

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Settling plaintiffs get first dibs on Parkerville bushfire defendant’s assets
Class Actions 2020-05-08 9:23 pm By Christine Caulfield

The first-past-the-post principle applies to enforcement of settlements in collective actions over a 2014 bushfire in Western Australia, a judge has held, in a ruling […]

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Brexit, COVID-19 no reason to alter security terms in Gladstone Ports class action, judge says
Coronavirus 2020-06-29 5:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has rejected claims by Gladstone Ports Corporation that security for costs in a $100 million class action by commercial fishing operators should not […]

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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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In a first, judge says High Court dealt CFOs a total knockout
Class Actions 2020-05-14 6:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has found that the High Court’s landmark ruling last year blocking common fund orders in the early stages of a class action also […]

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