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Designer hit with indemnity costs for bikini trade mark suit that ‘cried out to be settled’
Intellectual Property 2020-09-28 4:21 pm By Christine Caulfield

Women’s fashion designer Pinnacle Runway must pay indemnity costs for pursuing what a judge has described as an “ill-advised” trade mark infringement lawsuit against a […]

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Prepping large class action for trial no reason for relief from COVID-19 restrictions, top judge says
Coronavirus 2020-09-24 4:14 pm By Christine Caulfield

The need to properly prepare a large commercial class action is not reason enough to relieve lawyers of COVID-19 restrictions aimed at protecting the health […]

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Judge again rejects priority application in Crown Resorts class action
Class Actions 2020-09-23 2:48 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has denied a request to grant priority status to a shareholder class action against Crown Resorts that would have allowed the Melbourne-based legal […]

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Judge ‘sick to death’ of pleadings fights in Robodebt class action
Class Actions 2020-09-21 2:39 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A judge has slammed the parties in the Robodebt class action for sparring over the pleadings, one week after the class was given leave to […]

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Running class action trial from kitchen table ‘preposterous’, court hears
Class Actions 2020-09-18 4:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

Describing as “preposterous” the prospect of running a six-week trial in a class action against Crown Resorts from her kitchen table with three children at […]

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Spotless class action settlement approved after funders drop $1.5M battle for extra costs
Class Actions 2020-09-02 3:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has signed off on a $95 million settlement in a shareholder class action against Spotless after a heated exchange saw the funders backing […]

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‘A dog’s breakfast’: Judge pans claims in class action that Robodebt was self-evidently unlawful
Class Actions 2020-08-31 3:33 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has stopped short of rejecting new claims in the Robodebt class action despite “obvious errors” in the allegations, but has sent the applicants […]

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Top judge won’t help class action lawyers get childcare ahead of trial in locked down Vic
Coronavirus 2020-08-28 11:33 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Federal Court’s top judge has refused a bid by the lead applicant in a class action against Crown Resorts to have the case declared […]

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‘Completely unsatisfactory’: Arasor class action applicant hit with costs for ‘overstated’ claims
Class Actions 2020-08-28 2:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicant in a securities class action against the directors and auditors of laser technology firm Arasor has been hit with costs for its […]

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Lawyer Alex Elliott seeks recusal of judge in Banksia class action proceedings
Legal Ethics 2020-08-27 2:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

The son of controversial class action lawyer Mark Elliott has hired a big gun barrister to represent him in the Banksia class action proceedings and […]

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