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Class wins access to Appco insurance docs in sham contracting case
Employment 2019-12-19 10:18 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Appco has agreed to hand over insurance policy documents to the lead applicant in a $90 million sham contracting class action, amid concerns about the […]

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Monster Energy takes on ‘mother’ of a trade mark battle
Intellectual Property 2019-11-13 3:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Monster Energy has launched another Federal Court case against Vittoria Food & Beverage seeking to block the coffee maker from trading on the popularity of […]

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Judge was open to doubt Rush accuser’s credibility, appeals court hears
Appeals 2019-11-05 10:21 pm By Hannah Gee

The judge who sided with Geoffrey Rush in his defamation case against the Daily Telegraph was not wrong to find the newspaper’s primary witness, actress […]

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Nationwide drops judicial bias claim in Geoffrey Rush defamation appeal
Defamation 2019-11-04 11:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Nationwide News is backpedaling from claims that a $2.9 million defamation judgment won by actor Geoffrey Rush should be overturned because of apprehended bias on […]

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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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