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Law firm’s ‘overly combative manner’ prompts independent counsel appointment in bushfire class actions
Class Actions 2020-12-11 11:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge will appoint an independent barrister to determine the allocation of settlement proceeds between insured group members and their insurers from two St Patrick’s […]

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‘An order that has never been made before’: Judge preps for contingency fee hearing
Class Actions 2020-11-19 5:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Victoria Supreme Court judge hearing two competing class actions against Allianz Australia over “junk” insurance has asked the parties for feedback on what she […]

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Class action filings leap in Victoria as lawyers eye contingency fees
Class Actions 2020-11-16 12:58 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Class action filings in the Victoria Supreme Court have more than doubled in 2020, a trend that’s likely to hold as law firms take advantage […]

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Judge consolidates class actions against Treasury Wine, appoints referee to police costs
Class Actions 2020-10-15 10:35 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has agreed to consolidate two shareholder class actions against Treasury Wine Estates over an earnings downgrade in January and will let two law […]

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One law firm should run class action against Treasury Wine, court told
Class Actions 2020-08-10 10:47 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Two competing shareholder class actions against global winemaker and distributor Treasury Wine Estates over an earnings downgrade in January this year should be consolidated, and […]

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Fonterra may bring counter-claims in class action over milk prices
Class Actions 2020-08-07 5:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

Fonterra could bring counter-claims against dairy farmers that brought a class action alleging they were unpaid when the company slashed milk prices in 2016, a […]

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Maddens slammed for fee disclosures in bushfire class action
Class Actions 2020-07-06 2:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

Maddens has once again been criticised for its non-compliant costs agreements, three months after receiving similar feedback from a Victoria Supreme Court judge overseeing the […]

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‘An air of unreality’: Judge questions Treasury Wine’s breach claims against Maurice Blackburn
Class Actions 2020-06-24 8:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

A claim by Treasury Wine Estates that Maurice Blackburn — but no other law firm — is prohibited from bringing a shareholder class action over […]

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Treasury Wine calls for stay of class action, accuses Maurice Blackburn of misusing docs
Class Actions 2020-06-02 2:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

Treasury Wine Estates will seek to shut down a shareholder class action brought by Maurice Blackburn after accusing the law firm of breaching its obligations […]

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Maurice Blackburn ‘stumbled’ on confidential info used in Treasury Wine class action
Class Actions 2020-05-13 4:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

A leading class actions lawyer from Maurice Blackburn “stumbled across” allegedly confidential information of Treasury Wine Estates and used it in the law firm’s class […]

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