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Brambles hit with second shareholder class action
Class Actions August 14, 2018 10:40 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Chain logistics company Brambles is facing a second class action alleging it breached its continuous disclosure obligations by failing to revise its overly rosy 2017 […]

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Ethicon fights expanded class in vaginal mesh action
Class Actions August 13, 2018 10:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

Ethicon told the Full Federal Court on Monday that the judge overseeing the marathon class action against it over allegedly defective vaginal mesh devices got it wrong when she reset the dates for inclusion in the class.

Potato wholesaler rejects ACCC’s ‘egregious’ contracts case
Competition & Consumer Protection August 8, 2018 8:03 pm By Miklos Bolza

Australia’s largest potato wholesaler Mitolo Group has hit back at allegations by the ACCC that its contracts with growers were unfair, telling a court the […]

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Full Court questions restraint against class action lawyers
Class Actions August 7, 2018 10:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court expressed doubts Tuesday about an “unusual” and “heavy handed” order restraining lawyers leading the stayed class actions against GetSwift from advising […]

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GetSwift class action should be reheard by new judge, Full Court told
Class Actions August 6, 2018 9:03 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing the GetSwift class action proceedings was bent on picking a winner from the outset and should be removed from the case for […]

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Arnold Bloch to defend Kogan against ‘catch’ AdWords claims
Intellectual Property July 13, 2018 12:13 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Arnold Bloch Liebler will defend e-retailer Kogan against allegations by competitor Catch Group that it is violating its “catch” trademarks and the consumer law through […]

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Funder slashed rates to secure $132.5M QBE settlement, judge says
Class Actions July 11, 2018 11:32 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The litigation funder behind the Federal Court’s precedential ruling that established the first common fund order in an Australian class action agreed to cuts its […]

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Full Court tosses appeal in copycat case over sheep placenta oil
Competition & Consumer Protection July 6, 2018 9:38 pm By Christine Caulfield

Australian drug company Homart Pharmaceuticals has lost an appeal of a ruling that found the packaging of its bio-placenta skin care oil was intentionally and […]

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Class seeks to slash Quinn Emanuel, Vannin’s fees by millions
Class Actions July 4, 2018 10:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicant in a resolved class action against Bank of Queensland has argued law firm Quinn Emanuel and litigation funder Vannin Capital should have […]

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Carlisle Homes loses injunction bid in copyright case
Intellectual Property June 27, 2018 10:32 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge had denied home builder Carlisle Homes’ bid for a temporary injunction in a case alleging rival home builder Resimax violated its copyright for […]

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