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Class action judge ‘very concerned’ that QBE told brokers they could ignore court request
Class Actions 2024-02-23 3:55 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has railed against insurer QBE after it sent an email to brokers saying it could “in effect ignore” the court’s request that they […]

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‘Air of a Kafka novel’: NAB loses bid to suppress misleading or deceptive conduct case
Financial Services 2024-02-19 3:25 pm By Cindy Cameronne

National Australia Bank has lost its bid to shield a case by a Melbourne gold bullion dealer after a judge said one of the bank’s […]

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REST Super hit with class action over insurance premiums
Class Actions 2024-02-16 1:47 pm By Sam Matthews

REST Super faces a class action alleging the supererannuation trustee deducted premiums for income protection insurance that provided no benefit to members. In a first […]

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High Court grants special leave in Ford class action over PowerShift transmissions
High Court 2024-02-14 1:11 pm By Christine Caulfield

The High Court has granted special to leave to a class action against Ford over allegedly PowerShift transmissions, agreeing to hear the case alongside two […]

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Lawsuit accuses PwC of denying ex-partner retirement payments over leaks crisis
Tax 2024-02-02 5:36 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A former PricewaterhouseCoopers partner has sued the firm for denying him retirement payments for moving to alleged competitor DLA Piper and for his alleged involvement […]

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Rio Tinto shielded by war sanctions from wrath of Russian aluminium producer
Energy & Natural Resources 2024-02-01 4:17 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Russia’s largest aluminium producer UC Rusal has lost a breach of contract lawsuit brought against six Rio Tinto companies after they refused to deliver alumina […]

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‘Nothing that I can do’: Judge reluctantly imposes $1.8M penalty on Westpac in Ausgrid case
Financial Services 2024-01-31 12:41 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has reluctantly hit Westpac with a $1.8 million penalty after the bank admitted to unconscionable conduct when trading on the morning of a […]

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Allens snares trade mark partner to strengthen IP team
Intellectual Property 2024-01-29 11:17 pm By Christine Caulfield

Allens has recruited an intellectual property expert to lead the law firm’s trade mark practice from its Melbourne office. The appointment is a return to […]

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App store class actions funder can view ‘sensitive’ Apple data
Class Actions 2024-01-19 5:09 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Apple has failed to prevent a funder from accessing data that will allow it to estimate potential damages in a class action it’s bankrolling over […]

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High Court challenge filed in class action against Ford over PowerShift transmissions
High Court 2024-01-11 10:40 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The High Court has been asked to hear another case dealing with how reduction in value damages should be calculated under the Australian Consumer Law, […]

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