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ACCC chair stands by final offer arbitration clause in proposed media code
Article 2021-01-22 9:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

The chair of the ACCC says that while it has made concessions in response to complaints from Google and Facebook about its proposed media bargaining […]

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Google threatens to block search in Australia if media code becomes law
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-01-22 4:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

Tech giants Google and Facebook have come under fire in a Senate inquiry for their “threats” to block news in Australia if a draft media […]

$25M settlement reached in Dick Smith class actions
Class Actions 2021-01-22 11:50 am By Cat Fredenburgh

A $25 million settlement has been reached in three long-running shareholder class actions over the collapse of electronics retailer Dick Smith, under which the funders that backed the litigation will not recover their costs and shareholders recoveries will be small.

$100M Woolworths shareholder class action set for February hearing
Class Actions 2021-01-20 3:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

Trial is set to begin February 2 in a $100 million shareholder class action against Woolworths over a February 2015 profit downgrade that allegedly led […]

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‘Not healthy nor sustainable’: Facebook says it shouldn’t be asked to fix Aussie media problems
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-01-20 1:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

Facebook and Google should not be expected to solve the challenges currently facing the Australian media industry, according to the social media giant, which has […]

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Accused NAB scammer Helen Rosamond can’t vary freezing order to pay legal bills
Financial Services 2021-01-20 4:16 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

NAB has succeeded in blocking accused scammer Helen Rosamond and her executive services company Human Group from varying a freezing order in a case over […]

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‘Lawyers hate losing control’: Toyota class action referee process rankles judge
Class Actions 2021-01-19 12:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has rebuked the “procedural vulgarities” plaguing a referee’s supplementary report in a class action against Toyota over allegedly defective vehicles and has called […]

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CBA sued for conspiracy to misuse private bank account details in dismissal wrangle
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2021-01-19 6:38 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has been sued for conspiracy to misuse private information and bank account details in an unfair dismissal case brought by […]

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Wagners wins appeal in multi-million dollar cement supply dispute with Boral
Appeals 2021-01-19 6:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

Building products supplier Wagners has successfully challenged a Queensland Supreme Court judgment ruling in favour of Boral in a high-stakes cement supply dispute between the […]

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Clayton Utz teams up with funder ICP for business interruption insurance class action
Insurance 2021-01-18 12:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

Law firm Clayton Utz and litigation funder Investor Claim Partners have joined forces to bring a class action against insurers who have denied business interruption […]

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