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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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Cross-claims make new case an abuse of process, Isuzu tells court
Intellectual Property 2021-09-14 8:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

Truck company Isuzu has asked a court to shut down an $18 million lawsuit by Directed Electronics alleging copyright infringement, arguing that its own cross-claims […]

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Allianz units fined $1.5M for misleading insurance sales on Expedia
Insurance 2021-09-07 2:23 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Allianz Australia and its travel insurance unit AWP Australia have been hit with $1.5 million in penalties in ASIC’s case alleging the insurance companies misled […]

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$19.6M legal bill in 7-Eleven class actions doesn’t warrant contradictor, court told
Class Actions 2021-08-24 4:15 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A $19.6 million legal bill racked up by the law firm behind two 7-Eleven class actions accusing the convenience store chain of misleading franchisees did […]

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7-Eleven to pay $98M to settle franchisee class action
Class Actions 2021-08-20 1:48 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Convenience store giant 7-Eleven has agreed to pay $98 million to settle two class actions accusing it of misleading franchisees, the largest class action settlement […]

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ASIC wants Allianz to pay $1.5M penalty for travel insurance sold on Expedia
Insurance 2021-07-13 1:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

ASIC is seeking $1.5 million in penalties against insurers Allianz and AWP after they admitted to misleading or deceiving the public by selling travel insurance […]

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7-Eleven agrees to settle franchisee class actions
Class Actions 2021-06-30 12:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

7-Eleven has reached an in-principle agreement to settle two class actions which accused the convenience store giant of misleading franchisees and underpaying employees at its […]

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Judge extends injunction blocking ex-Liberty Financial exec from joining rival
Employment 2021-06-04 2:10 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has extended an injunction barring a former manager of non-bank lender Liberty Financial from working for a unit of Wingate Group until after […]

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Court bars ex-Liberty Financial exec from jumping ship to competitor
Employment 2021-05-27 1:12 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has issued a temporary injunction barring a former manager from non-bank lender Liberty Financial from moving over to a unit of the Wingate […]

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‘There must be something special about him’: Judge probes barrister on why he’s repping ex-Liberty Financial exec
Employment 2021-05-24 6:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has pressed a barrister on why he’s representing a former manager from non-bank lender Liberty Financial in proceedings seeking to bar him from […]

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