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Law firm gets $14.5M in fees, after judge trashes ‘distorted’ referee’s report in Woolworths class action
Class Actions 2022-10-19 3:39 pm By Sam Matthews

The law firm that secured a $44.5 million settlement in a class action against Woolworths has won its full $14.5 million in costs, with a […]

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Judge grills law firm for spending 180 hours on pleadings in Drakes class action
Employment 2022-10-17 2:24 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has questioned a class action firm’s claim that it and its counsel spent 180 hours and $63,000 in fees preparing pleadings in an […]

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Woolworths says 2.2M customers affected by MyDeal data breach
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2022-10-14 3:04 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Woolworths unit MyDeal has begun contacting 2.2 million customers whose data has been compromised in the latest data breach to hit a major Australian company. […]

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Law firm loses fight over legal fees in Romeo’s class actions
Class Actions 2022-10-06 3:18 am By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has rejected a class action law firm’s challenge to her decision to slash its fees in two underpayments class actions against supermarket chain […]

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Judge OKs $2.2M settlement in Drakes class action but questions law firm’s costs
Class Actions 2022-10-06 11:26 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has approved a $2.2 million settlement in a class action on behalf of Drakes store managers who were allegedly underpaid but has deferred […]

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ASIC takes Harvey Norman to court over ‘no deposit, interest free’ ads
ASIC 2022-10-05 12:04 pm By Sam Matthews

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has brought action against Harvey Norman over allegedly misleading ads about its interest-free finance. In a suit filed Tuesday […]

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Aldi could owe $10M for failing to compensate workers for ‘pre-work’
Employment 2022-10-05 1:57 pm By Sam Matthews

The Shop, Distributive & Allied Employees’ Association has struck a blow for Aldi warehouse workers, with a judge ordering the supermarket giant to backpay its […]

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Dick Smith execs ask High Court to toss case over final dividend
High Court 2022-09-29 10:33 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Two former executives of defunct electronics retailer Dick Smith have asked the High Court to hear their challenge to a $11.8 million damages award for […]

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Judge OKs $1.6M settlement in Romeo’s class actions but slashes law firm’s share
Class Actions 2022-09-19 11:01 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has signed off on a $1.55 million settlement to resolve two underpayments class actions against supermarket chain Romeo’s, but has reduced the pay […]

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Noni B owner pays up over ‘ACCC approved’ products
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-09-15 11:15 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Noni B owner Mosaic Brands has paid $266,400 in fines after allegedly misleading customers about selling “FDA approved” face masks and “ACCC approved” hot water […]

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