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Law firm wins access to client talks with counsel in negligence case
Professional Negligence 2022-06-28 1:43 pm By Sam Matthews

Mitry Lawyers has won a discovery bid against a former client suing the Sydney law firm for $225,000 over alleged “neglect and incompetence.” Former client […]

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Class action applicants not harmed despite Hardi’s misleading ads for crop sprayer, judge says
Product Liability 2022-06-10 6:28 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has found the lead applicant in a class action over an allegedly defective crop sprayer did not suffer any loss despite finding agricultural […]

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Suncorp Group settles class action ahead of 25-day trial
Class Actions 2022-05-23 1:07 pm By Sam Matthews

A unit of Suncorp Group has reached an in-principle settlement in a class action over alleged conflicted remuneration on the first day of an expected […]

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Chaser star Julian Morrow deceived co-producer over ABC show The Checkout, court finds
Media 2022-04-14 4:47 pm By Miklos Bolza

Chaser star Julian Morrow engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct and breached his directorial duties by taking over a joint venture behind the hit ABC […]

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‘Most unjust’ to allow new claims in six-year-old CBA class action, judge says
Class Actions 2022-04-13 9:32 pm By Miklos Bolza

The applicants in a protracted class action against the Commonwealth Bank of Australia brought by borrowers who claim they were forced to default on their […]

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Tokio Marine goes on the offensive, accuses Greensill of fraud
Restructuring & Insolvency 2022-04-04 10:15 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Collapsed supply chain finance company Greensill Capital has been accused of fraudulently obtaining policies from its largest insurer, Japan-based Tokio Marine, which has been dragged […]

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Mercedes-Benz to argue Takata airbags recall was invalid
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-04-01 1:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Mercedes-Benz will defend ACCC proceedings alleging it exposed consumers to serious injury or death by failing to comply with obligations under a compulsory recall of […]

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Airbags class action judge failed to grapple with ‘unknowable’ explosion risk, appeals court hears
Class Actions 2022-03-29 11:01 pm By Sam Matthews

The plaintiff in a class action against Volkswagen over allegedly deadly Takata airbags has told an appeals court his case was misunderstood by the trial […]

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New evidence allowed in $300M lawsuit over ‘defective’ Lane Cove Tunnel construction
Construction 2022-03-29 3:27 pm By Sam Matthews

The operators of Sydney’s Lane Cove Tunnel can rely on new expert evidence in their lawsuit against Thiess, John Holland and CIMIC over alleged defects […]

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The class action settlements that came under fire in 2021
Class Actions 2022-01-12 6:04 pm By Christine Caulfield

If evidence were needed that courts are not rubber stamping class action settlements, the scrutiny of multi-million dollar agreements in 2021 is proof positive that […]

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