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Volkswagen asks High Court to toss landmark $125M Dieselgate penalty
High Court 2021-06-10 2:56 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Volkswagen has asked the High Court to throw out a a landmark $125 million penalty over its emissions cheating scandal, the highest ever handed down […]

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Forge liquidators can expand insider trading case against Clough, directors
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-05-04 4:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

The liquidators of Forge Group have won court approval to expand their insider trading case against construction company Clough over the $187 million sale of […]

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Mediation success rates have ‘plummeted’ in COVID era, judge says
Financial Services 2021-04-28 2:14 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has urged parties in a class action against Westpac over superannuation fees to hold an in-person mediation, saying that success rates have “plummeted” […]

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ACCC detergent cartel case not doomed to fail, court says in refusing Cussons indemnity costs
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-03-22 5:18 pm By Christine Caulfield

PZ Cussons has lost its bid for indemnity costs against the ACCC, with a judge saying the consumer watchdog’s case over an alleged laundry detergent […]

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In win for ACCC, Full Court says vulnerability not essential to proving unconscionable conduct
Appeals 2021-03-22 1:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court has ruled that unconscionable conduct under the Australian Consumer Law is not confined to exploitation of vulnerable parties, in an “extremely […]

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Woolworths can include details of ‘no cost’ pay review in class action notice
Employment 2021-03-12 5:33 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has allowed Woolworths to include details of its internal pay review processes in an opt out notice to be sent to disgruntled current […]

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Pelvic mesh maker Astora may make admissions in class action in light of J&J case
Product Liability 2021-02-26 2:19 pm By Miklos Bolza

Pelvic mesh device maker Astora Women’s Health is weighing whether to make admissions in a class action over allegedly defective products in light of a […]

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Baker McKenzie repped client for two and half years that did not exist, court told
Class Actions 2021-02-24 5:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

For two and a half years, law firm Baker McKenzie represented a client in class action litigation over allegedly defective pelvic mesh products that did […]

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$27M settlement rejected in pelvic mesh class action, group members may learn
Class Actions 2021-02-24 5:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

The rejection of a $27 million settlement offer in a class action over American Medical Systems’ pelvic mesh products may be included in a proposed […]

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The top litigation law firms of 2020
Feature 2021-01-27 11:21 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Lawyerly’s Litigation Firms of 2020 delivered significant victories for clients last year in bet-the-company matters, thriving in a tumultuous year that saw courts and litigants […]

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