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Worley ruling the latest setback for shareholder class actions
Analysis 2020-10-23 5:48 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge’s decision to throw out a shareholder class action against engineering company Worley is a loss for plaintiffs lawyers and could result in fewer […]

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No relief: AFT appeals Reckitt-Benckiser win over Maxigesic ads
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-10-21 4:12 pm By Christine Caulfield

The maker of pain killer Maxigesic is taking its long-running battle with Nuromol manufacturer Reckitt Benckiser to an appeals court after a recent ruling that […]

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Judge awards $875,000 in damages for ‘disgraceful’ Facebook posts targeting Nats MP
Defamation 2020-09-22 5:02 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has awarded $875,000 in damages in a defamation case brought by Nationals MP Dr Anne Webster against a conspiracy theorist for a series […]

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Cladding class action applicant has $5.8M claim against Fairview, court hears
Class Actions 2020-08-20 4:08 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The second meeting of creditors of embattled cladding manufacturer Fairview Architectural has been pushed back to give administrators more time to work out what is […]

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Ex-Qantas worker tries again to bring discrimination case against Maurice Blackburn
Appeals 2020-08-18 12:15 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A former Qantas customer service manager has appealed a ruling blocking her from pursuing a disability discrimination case against Maurice Blackburn alleging the law firm […]

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ASIC spent $1.8M on failed Westpac responsible lending case
Financial Services 2020-08-07 4:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission spent over $1.8 million in taxpayer funds investigating and prosecuting its now failed responsible lending case against Westpac. The […]

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Further pain for AFT as court finds new Maxigesic ads misleading
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-08-04 4:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

AFT Pharmaceuticals has suffered another blow over its Maxigesic advertisements, with a judge finding the marketing material misled consumers by claiming to provide better, faster […]

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ASIC won’t appeal Westpac responsible lending case to High Court
Financial Services 2020-07-22 2:56 pm By Christine Caulfield

ASIC has dropped its fight with Westpac over the bank’s financial assessment of home loan borrowers following political pressure, citing the “challenging economic circumstances”. The […]

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Judge appoints referee to look at Halifax liquidators’ fees
Restructuring & Insolvency 2020-07-07 5:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

A referee has been appointed to examine the fees for the liquidators of stockbroker Halifax Investment Services, which collapsed in December 2018, trapping around $200 […]

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‘Tabloid crusade’: Judges toss Daily Telegraph’s appeal in Geoffrey Rush defamation case
Appeals 2020-07-02 9:37 am By Alison Eveleigh

Daily Telegraph publisher Nationwide News has failed in its appeal of a judgment that found it defamed Geoffrey Rush in articles that accused the Oscar-winning […]

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