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RMIT Village developer loses appeal in case clarifying Victoria’s domestic building law
Construction 2024-01-15 2:26 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Developer Centurion Australia Investments has lost an appeal in a dispute with builder APM Group in which it argued that its RMIT Village student accommodation […]

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Law firm set to profit ‘handsomely’ from GCO in Crown class action, should pay up, court told
Class Actions 2023-11-16 10:03 pm By Sam Matthews

Crown Resorts is seeking $10 million in security for costs from the law firm running a shareholder class action accusing it of lax anti-money laundering […]

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Court throws out $850M lawsuit over Pentridge development
Real Estate 2023-10-16 11:39 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought over a development in Melbourne’s north, citing “inordinate and inexcusable delay” on behalf of the collapsed developer and […]

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GCO gives AAI class action members ‘simplicity, transparency’: judge
Class Actions 2023-08-09 3:03 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has signed off on a 25 per cent group costs order in a class action against Suncorp subsidiary AAI, after accepting that the […]

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Judge asks if class action firm’s uncertain GCO back-up plan ‘artificial’
Class Actions 2023-08-04 3:40 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge overseeing a class action against Suncorp subsidiary AAI has questioned whether the “uncertain” plan B of a law firm seeking a 25 per […]

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Three years in, court coming to grips with group costs orders
Analysis 2023-07-17 10:10 pm By Sam Matthews

Three years on from their debut, group costs orders — which entitle law firms to a percentage of any recovery in class actions — have […]

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Group members guaranteed 72.5% cut in Crown Resorts class action
Class Actions 2022-12-19 12:04 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has approved a group costs order with a tiered contingency fee that will guarantee group members at least 72.5 per cent of any […]

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Judge asks if tiered contingency fee ‘meaningless’ in Crown class action
Class Actions 2022-11-24 11:35 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has questioned a tiered contingency fee arrangement in a proposed group costs order by the law firm running a shareholder class action against […]

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