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More casuals class actions to be dropped in wake of High Court’s Rossato decision
Employment 2021-12-01 3:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two law firms are seeking court approval to drop class actions brought on behalf of allegedly misclassified casual coal miners, in light of a High […]

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Top judge did ‘unexplained violence’ to Star’s business interruption policy, Full Court told
Insurance 2021-11-08 9:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

In rejecting a bid by The Star Entertainment Group to recoup losses stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Court’s Chief Justice did “real and […]

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High Court upholds challenge to backpacker tax
Employment 2021-11-03 4:36 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has found a 15 per cent ‘backpacker tax’ imposed on holders of Australian working holiday visas violates a double taxation agreement between […]

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Judge rejects bid to shut down Guvera class action
Class Actions 2021-10-20 9:04 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has rejected a request to discontinue a class action on behalf of investors in failed music streaming platform Guvera, saying it was “difficult […]

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Judge scolds Linchpin liquidators for ‘unsatisfactory’ conduct in class action
Class Actions 2021-08-20 4:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has criticised the liquidators of collapsed financial group Linchpin Capital after they failed to inform the court whether they intended to defend class […]

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Linchpin liquidators get final chance to defend class action
Class Actions 2021-07-23 2:14 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has given the liquidators of Linchpin Capital a final chance to defend a shareholder class action before judgment is made against the collapsed […]

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‘Maybe they should have thought about that before they kicked off a class action’: Judge baulks at Guvera proposal
Class Actions 2021-07-05 11:07 am By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has rejected a request that he approve a settlement with the lead applicants in a class action by investors in failed music streaming […]

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Judge blasts ‘improper’ conduct by lawyers in $553,000 ruling against US rapper The Game
Entertainment 2021-05-25 9:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has slammed the “highly improper” conduct of lawyers in a judgment ordering US rapper The Game and his manager to pay over $553,000 […]

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Director can’t represent Oculus in Guvera investor class action
Class Actions 2021-04-30 2:57 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A director of Gold Coast accounting firm Oculus has lost his bid to represent the company in a class action by investors in failed music […]

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Judge pushes for trial early next year in Opal Tower class action
Class Actions 2021-03-25 3:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has suggested hearing the long-running class action over the Opal Tower disaster as early as the first quarter of next year, as the […]

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