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Monster Energy fights removal of ‘mother’ trade mark
Intellectual Property 2019-10-25 5:37 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Beverage giant Monster Energy has launched a Federal Court challenge to the removal of its ‘mother loaded iced coffee’ trade mark, part of a portfolio […]

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Judge tosses Babcock & Brown cases, finds ‘serious problems’ with market-based causation
Securities 2019-10-21 8:47 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has dismissed three proceedings by shareholders against the liquidator of failed global financial services firm Babcock & Brown, in a finding that highlights […]

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Judge refuses access to insurance policy in Advanta Seeds class action
Class Actions 2019-10-10 5:06 pm By Amelia Birnie

The plaintiffs in a farming class action brought against Advanta Seeds over allegedly contaminated sorghum have been denied access to the defendant’s insurance policy documents, […]

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Robocalls proposed in Radio Rentals settlement after class members crash Maurice Blackburn’s phone line
Class Actions 2019-10-08 9:04 pm By Miklos Bolza

After being flooded with phone calls by class members wanting a share of a recent $16.4 million settlement with Cash Converters, law firm Maurice Blackburn […]

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Full Court finds Bellamy’s cost-capping appeal ‘not strong’, but denies indemnity costs
Class Actions 2019-10-07 4:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

A failed challenge by baby food maker Bellamy’s Australia to a decision rejecting its application to limit legal costs in two class actions was “not […]

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Liquidator of Ambient Advertising unit sues director after funding go-ahead from court
Restructuring & Insolvency 2019-10-01 8:55 pm By Christine Caulfield

The liquidator of a subsidiary of collapsed Ambient Advertising has launched legal proceedings against the company’s director after getting the all-clear from the Federal Court […]

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James Estate Wines liquidator wins court OK to pursue $57M lawsuit against ANZ
Restructuring & Insolvency 2019-09-24 9:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

The special purpose liquidator appointed to four companies in the collapsed James Estate Wines group has been given the go-ahead by a judge to enter […]

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‘That’s something that happens in Victoria’: NSW judge hesitant to reallocate VW class actions settlement approval
Class Actions 2019-09-16 10:22 pm By Amelia Birnie

The judge overseeing multiple class actions against Volkswagen over its dieselgate emissions scandal has said he will “need persuading” before reallocating the settlement approval to […]

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Judge signs off on contested common fund bid in $1B IAG insurance class action
Class Actions 2019-09-13 9:02 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has approved a common fund application in a class action against two IAG entities over add-on insurance said to be worth up to […]

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Property developer Ralan Group faces potential class action over collapse
Class Actions 2019-09-09 10:17 pm By Christine Caulfield

William Roberts Lawyers and an unnamed litigation funder are investigating potential claims by property purchasers and investors against Ralan Group after the developer entered administration […]

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