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$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 […]

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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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Law firms circle insurers over COVID-19 business interruption claims
Class Actions 2021-01-15 2:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

At least five law firms are investigating lawsuits, including class action proceedings, in the wake of a landmark test case on COVID-19 exclusions for business […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2020
Analysis 2021-01-12 10:46 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Payouts in class actions in 2020 largely kept pace with the previous year despite the financial strain of the COVID-19 pandemic, with companies and other […]

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Law firms agree to consolidate AMP insurance class actions
Class Actions 2020-12-22 1:18 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Two law firms that have filed competing class action against AMP over allegedly excessive insurance premiums have changed tack and agreed to consolidate the proceedings. […]

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Full Court ruling clarifies cover in business interruption insurance case
Coronavirus 2020-12-21 3:45 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Full Federal Court has issued a mixed bag ruling in a business interruption insurance dispute between Suncorp subsidiary Vero Insurance and a Melbourne café […]

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High Court asked to hear $10B COVID-19 business interruption case
Insurance 2020-12-18 10:55 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Insurance Council of Australia has asked the High Court to weigh in on its case against COVID-19 related claims in business interruption policies, following […]

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Judge OKs IAG class action settlement, rejects funder’s bid to recoup insurance
Class Actions 2020-12-17 3:01 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has signalled his intention to sign off on a $138 million settlement in a class action against IAG and approve a common fund […]

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Law firm’s ‘overly combative manner’ prompts independent counsel appointment in bushfire class actions
Class Actions 2020-12-11 11:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge will appoint an independent barrister to determine the allocation of settlement proceeds between insured group members and their insurers from two St Patrick’s […]

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Opal Tower concrete manufacturer appeals loss to insurer over coverage of legal bills
Insurance 2020-12-09 9:22 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The prefab concrete specialist behind Sydney’s Opal Tower has appealed a ruling letting its insurers off the hook to pay costs in advance incurred in […]

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