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Judge keeps climate change class action alive, as duty to children enshrined in law
Class Actions 2021-07-08 1:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

The federal Minister for the Environment has lost a bid to declass a class action brought over climate change risks from an expansion of the […]

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Payday lender Cigno loses bid to overturn ASIC’s short-term credit lending ban
Appeals 2021-06-29 10:35 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Payday lender Cigno has lost its appeal of a ruling which upheld ASIC’s first product intervention order banning the use of short-term lending models with […]

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Judge tosses plaintiff’s case in first Takata airbags class action to face trial
Class Actions 2021-06-18 11:38 pm By Christine Caulfield

In a major defeat that could affect the fate of six other cases lined up behind it, a judge has dismissed the lead plaintiff’s claims […]

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Full Court warned sending Epic Games lawsuit against Apple to California would have ‘chilling effect’
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-06-09 4:41 pm By Miklos Bolza

Video game developer Epic Games has asked the Full Federal Court to overturn an “illogical” decision sending its competition lawsuit against Apple to California, saying […]

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Government ordered to do ‘root and branch review’ of PFAS class action defence
Class Actions 2021-05-28 11:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has ordered the federal government to file an amended defence in one of two class actions over its use of allegedly toxic firefighting […]

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Climate change class actions likely as court finds duty of care owed to children
Class Actions 2021-05-28 2:03 pm By Miklos Bolza

Class actions are the next battleground following Thursday’s Federal Court ruling that the government owes a duty of care to protect children from the risks […]

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Government owes duty of care to protect children from climate change, court rules
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-05-27 11:07 am By Miklos Bolza

The federal Minister for the Environment owes a duty of care to children who could suffer “catastrophic” harms from increased greenhouse gas emissions that would […]

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Damages claimed in Takata airbags class action against VW ‘quite absurd’, court told
Automotive 2021-05-18 8:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

A class action trial against Volkswagen over recalled Takata airbags has kicked off, with a lawyer for the car giant denying the airbags carried a […]

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Google wants say on whether Epic battle with Apple should be heard in Australia
Appeals 2021-05-12 3:43 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Internet search giant Google wants to weigh in on an appeal over whether Epic Games’ lawsuit accusing Apple of abusing its dominance in the app […]

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Futura Resources unit loses appeal of R&D tax offsets over coking coal project
Tax 2021-05-03 12:06 pm By Miklos Bolza

A unit of coal mining company Futura Resources has failed to convince the Full Federal Court to allow it to register a 2012 coking coal […]

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