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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 firm seeks $16M from $112M Robodebt class action settlement
Class Actions 2021-01-11 3:42 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The law firm that led an unfunded class action against the Federal government over the controversial Robodebt scheme will ask the court to approve up […]

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J&J ordered to pay $40M in pelvic mesh class action costs as stay bid tossed by court
Product Liability 2020-12-21 1:03 pm By Christine Caulfield

A unit of Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay around $40 million in legal costs to the lead applicants in a class action […]

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Law firm to expand Crown shareholder class action on back of gaming authority report
Class Actions 2020-12-17 3:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

Three days after launching a class action against Crown Resorts over potential anti-money laundering breaches revealed at a NSW gaming authority inquiry, Maurice Blackburn has […]

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Robodebt judge will have fight on hands if government challenges class action legal fees
Class Actions 2020-12-15 8:01 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The applicant in the settled Robodebt class action has warned a judge he will have a “dispute on [his] hands” if the government presses an […]

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Designer drops ‘ill-advised’ lawsuit over bikini style trade mark
Intellectual Property 2020-12-10 9:57 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Women’s fashion designer Pinnacle Runway has cut its losses and dropped its challenge to a ruling that found a rival’s use of the name ‘Delphine’ […]

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Judge denies bid for insurance docs by applicant in One Key class action
Employment 2020-12-07 2:38 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The applicant in a class action against labour hire firm One Key Resources has lost a lawsuit seeking preliminary discovery of liability insurance policies to […]

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Funder’s involvement in Spotless class action settlement was ‘inappropriate’, judge finds
Class Actions 2020-12-01 5:25 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A judge has found that a litigation funder’s involvement in settlement negotiations without the presence of the applicant’s lawyers in a shareholder class action against […]

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FWC arbitration doesn’t doom union’s lawsuit against Airservices
Employment 2020-11-18 5:28 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has ruled that an arbitration proceeding before the Fair Work Commission does not doom a Federal Court lawsuit brought by the civilian air […]

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Robodebt class action settles for $112M on first day of trial
Class Actions 2020-11-16 1:32 pm By Miklos Bolza

The parties in a class action against the Federal Government over the controversial Robodebt scheme have reached an $112 million settlement as the first day […]

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