A judge has ordered engineering services firm CIMIC Group to pay the costs of a 2017 attempt to stay a competing class action against it, […]
A judge has thrown out the prudential regulator’s case against IOOF over the alleged misuse of $6.1 million in superannuation reserve funds, in the first decision handed down in a case filed in the wake of last year’s explosive banking royal commission.
National car repair franchise Ultra Tune has successfully appealed what it claimed was a “manifestly excessive” penalty for breaches of the Franchising Code of Conduct, with the Full Federal Court reducing the company’s $2.6 million fine by $590,000.
Expect increasing emphasis by judges on how much class action members will pocket, as scrutiny of settlements in representative proceedings continues to ramp up, says King & Wood Mallesons in the law firm’s latest class action report.
The ACCC has won a record $26.5 million penalty against defunct vocational trainer Empower Institute for “duping” disadvantaged customers into enrolling in courses they couldn’t afford with the promise of free laptops and cash.
The CEO of Sydney’s 2GB and Melbourne’s 3AW radio stations, Adam Lang, has sued the publisher of the Sunday Telegraph for defamation over articles he claims portrayed him as an incompetent, sadistic executive who created a toxic work atmosphere.
James Cook University has followed through on its promise to appeal a $1.2 million judgment awarded against it for the unfair dismissal of physics professor and climate skeptic Peter Ridd.
A judge has quietly given his seal of approval to a settlement distribution scheme in a class action against KPMG, after raising questions about Piper Alderman’s legal bill and the litigation funder’s “arguably excessive” cut of the confidential settlement.
A national Australian law firm has asked the Federal Court to throw out a sex discrimination claim filed against it by a former partner, on the grounds that no excuse had been provided for her delay in making a complaint other than “a fairly sorry story”.
The liquidator appointed to investigate a class action over Walton Construction’s collapse is now looking to file his own case against National Australia Bank, the company’s former director, and the restructuring firm hired before the construction company’s demise.