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Judge frowns on ‘moronic approach’ to group member sign-up in Takata class actions
Class Actions 2019-09-05 9:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing a group of class actions against car manufacturers over faulty Takata airbags has questioned a simplified group registration and opt out process […]

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Lottoland hits the jackpot in ACMA betting challenge
Media 2019-08-19 5:40 pm By Amelia Birnie

The CEO of Lottoland says the company has “finally been vindicated” by a court ruling that overturned a decision by the Australian Communications and Media […]

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Judge OKs Westpac’s confidential class action settlement over unregistered investment scheme
Class Actions 2019-07-26 2:28 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has signed off on a confidential settlement resolving a class action brought by investors against Westpac over its role in an unregistered managed […]

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Judge promises no ‘mystery tour’ in Takata air bags class actions
Class Actions 2019-07-25 4:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing seven class actions against car makers over defective Takata airbags has shot down the applicants’ opposition to a soft class closure order […]

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Westpac settles class action over alleged Ponzi scheme
Class Actions 2019-06-12 8:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

Banking giant Westpac has settled an investor class action brought by Levitt Robinson for its alleged role in an unregistered managed investment scheme. The settlement […]

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Judges have the power to issue common fund orders, appeals courts rule
Class Actions 2019-03-01 8:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

Common fund orders in class actions are legal and not unconstitutional, six judges found Friday after a history-making joint sitting of two appeals courts. With […]

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Takata air bag class actions can claim car makers’ silence was deceptive
Class Actions 2018-12-12 10:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

Seven class actions against auto makers that sold cars equipped with defective Takata airbags can allege the car makers’ silence constituted misleading and deceptive conduct. […]

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Challenges to common fund orders to be heard together, Chief Justice says
Appeals 2018-11-08 9:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

Two far-reaching appeals challenging the court’s power to order all members of an open class action to pay a litigation funder will be heard together, […]

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VW faces class action over Takata airbags
Class Actions 2018-10-29 1:48 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Quinn Emanuel has filed a class action against Volkswagen over cars fitted with defective Takata airbags, the seventh class action filed by the firm in […]

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Appeals court to hear BMW common fund challenge in Takata class actions
Product Liability 2018-10-22 7:19 pm By Miklos Bolza

A NSW Supreme Court judge said Monday it will refer to the Court of Appeal a challenge by car giant BMW to a common fund […]

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