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$23.6M Vocation class action bill might have been ‘materially lower’, judge says
Class Actions 2021-07-23 11:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has approved a $50 million settlement in a shareholder class action against failed training company Vocation and auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers, but questioned whether the […]

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QBE wins appeal in Opal Tower coverage row with Icon, but no success for Liberty
Insurance 2021-07-21 6:04 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court has found that Liberty Mutual Insurance, but not QBE, is required to cover Icon Construction’s losses stemming from the Opal Tower […]

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Apple will take fight with Epic Games to the High Court
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-07-09 9:53 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Apple plans to appeal the Full Federal Court’s decision that Epic Games’ misuse of market power lawsuit over it App Store terms should be heard […]

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BHP asks High Court to weigh in on inclusion of foreign investors in class action
Appeals 2021-07-05 11:56 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Global resources giant BHP Group is seeking special leave from the High Court to appeal a ruling that rejected its bid to exclude foreign investors […]

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7-Eleven agrees to settle franchisee class actions
Class Actions 2021-06-30 12:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

7-Eleven has reached an in-principle agreement to settle two class actions which accused the convenience store giant of misleading franchisees and underpaying employees at its […]

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Full Court upholds Sequenom’s win in patent battle over prenatal genetic tests
Intellectual Property 2021-06-21 6:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court has upheld US biotech company Sequenom’s patent for a noninvasive prenatal genetic test, rejecting rival Ariosa Diagnostic’s argument that the patent […]

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Full Court warned sending Epic Games lawsuit against Apple to California would have ‘chilling effect’
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-06-09 4:41 pm By Miklos Bolza

Video game developer Epic Games has asked the Full Federal Court to overturn an “illogical” decision sending its competition lawsuit against Apple to California, saying […]

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BHP loses ‘highly problematic’ bid to exclude foreign investors from class action
Appeals 2021-06-03 10:10 am By Cindy Cameronne

Global resources giant BHP Group has lost an appeal in its fight to exclude foreign investors from a shareholder class action over the 2015 Fundao […]

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In victory for Glencore, High Court won’t weigh in on landmark transfer pricing ruling
Tax 2021-05-26 11:03 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has denied the ATO’s request that it weigh in on Australia’s transfer pricing regime, leaving in place a Full Court victory for […]

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BHP tells Full Court class action regime only for Australian residents
Class Actions 2021-05-21 11:41 pm By Miklos Bolza

Global resources giant BHP Group has asked the Full Court to rule foreign investors should be excluded from a shareholder class action over the 2015 […]

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