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Law firm’s tiered contingency fee in doubt in Beach Energy class actions
Class Actions 2022-05-19 2:44 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge deciding one of the first ever applications by a law firm for a percentage cut of a class action will have to determine […]

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Judge to hear rival bids for contingency fees in Beach Energy class actions
Class Actions 2022-05-17 4:32 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge overseeing a beauty parade of two class actions against Beach Energy will hear competing bids for contingency fees by the plaintiffs’ firms before […]

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7-Eleven class action law firm’s billing practice ‘troubling’, court hears
Class Actions 2022-05-13 9:46 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge overseeing two franchisee class actions against 7-Eleven that settled for $98 million has been urged to cut the payout to the law firm […]

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Pelvic mesh class actions nearing settlement, court told
Class Actions 2022-04-28 4:45 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Settlement talks in three class actions on behalf of women injured by allegedly defective pelvic mesh products have progressed “substantially”, a court has heard. In […]

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7-Eleven class action judge urged to accept lawyer’s word on deferred fees claim
Class Actions 2022-04-22 10:47 pm By Christine Caulfield

No evidence was produced of a deferred fee arrangement between the law firm and funder backing franchise class actions against 7-Eleven, and the “unequivocal” denial […]

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Mercedes Benz CEO to hand over docs after dealers decry ‘unsatisfactory’ production
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-04-22 10:59 pm By Sam Matthews

Mercedes Benz Australia will produce 10,000 pages of documentary evidence alongside material from CEO Florian Seidler, in its fight against a $650 million lawsuit brought […]

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Worley asks High Court to fix ‘absurd’ shareholder class action ruling
Class Actions 2022-04-12 10:04 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Engineering company Worley is challenging an appeals court ruling that allowed a shareholder class action against it to continue, arguing the Full Court’s finding that […]

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Mercedes-Benz dealers lose ‘ambitious’ bid to view confidential head office docs
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-04-12 9:21 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Australian Mercedes-Benz dealers behind a $650 million lawsuit over the car maker’s decision to move to a fixed-price agency model have lost a bid for […]

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Priceline class action discontinued after funder bows out
Class Actions 2022-04-08 9:38 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has approved a bid by group members to discontinue a class action alleging pharmacy giant Priceline exercised an “overly prescriptive level of control” […]

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Settlement reached in class action against trustee of collapsed IPO Wealth
Financial Services 2022-04-07 6:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

The trustee of Mayfair Group’s collapsed IPO Wealth Fund has reached an in-principle settlement in a class action alleging it misled investors, who lost $86 […]

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