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Sydney lawyer wins costs despite rejecting $120,000 settlement offer in defamation case
Defamation 2021-04-21 11:24 am By Miklos Bolza

News Corp and journalist Annette Sharp will have to pay the legal costs of Sydney lawyer Christopher Murphy who won a $110,000 judgment in his […]

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Brother of NBA star sues sister for defamation over historical sexual abuse allegations
Defamation 2021-04-20 4:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

The half-brother and manager of NBA star Ben Simmons has filed defamation proceedings against his half-sister over a barrage of tweets accusing him of sexually molesting her when she was a child.

Sydney lawyer wins $110,000 defamation judgment over ‘gossipy and intrusive’ News Corp article
Defamation 2021-04-19 12:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

High profile criminal lawyer Christopher Murphy has been awarded a $110,000 judgment in his defamation case over a “gossipy and intrusive” Daily Telegraph article which […]

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‘Optimistic’ judge calls for talks in competing class actions against Boston Scientific
Class Actions 2021-04-19 5:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has urged the parties in two pelvic mesh class actions against Boston Scientific to come up with a “pragmatic solution” to the competing […]

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Johnson & Johnson asks High Court to review landmark pelvic mesh ruling
Product Liability 2021-04-09 2:29 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Johnson & Johnson unit wants the High Court to review the Full Federal Court’s rejection of its challenge to a landmark class action ruling […]

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Law firm drops opt out clause from funding agreement in Boral class action
Class Actions 2021-04-09 3:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

Phi Finney McDonald will amend its funding agreement with Therium in a shareholder class action against Boral after a judge found that an irrevocable opt […]

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J&J unit hit with second class action over pelvic mesh products
Class Actions 2021-04-07 9:06 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit is facing a second class action over its allegedly defective pelvic mesh products, following a landmark ruling that found the […]

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CBA fined $7M after judge questions if penalty has enough ‘sting’
Financial Services 2021-04-06 9:23 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has slugged the Commonwealth Bank of Australia with a $7 million fine in proceedings brought by ASIC for excessive interest charged to thousands […]

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Quintis class action settlement could get $11M boost after insurers come up short
Insurance 2021-04-06 3:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

A lengthy dispute over insurance in a settled class action against sandalwood producer Quintis has been resolved, with the Federal Court rejecting a challenge by […]

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Boral ruling a warning to class action lawyers to be on their best behaviour
Class Actions 2021-04-01 3:28 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judgment in a heated carriage fight between three class actions against construction giant Boral provides some guidance to law firms about conduct that could […]

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