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Woolworths employees shouldn’t be ‘cast adrift’ from class action, judge says
Class Actions 2022-05-12 3:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

Explaining his decision to reject a class action settlement that would have earned a law firm $1.75 million but provided nothing to 27,000 Woolworths employees, […]

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Bill Papas’ girlfriend hits back at Westpac’s case over alleged $294M fraud
White Collar 2022-05-11 9:23 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Bill Papas’ girlfriend Louise Agostino has hit back at Westpac’s lawsuit accusing her of involvement in the Forum Group director’s alleged $294 million fraud, denying […]

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Pfizer sues drug companies over Enbrel biosimilar
Intellectual Property 2022-05-10 11:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has fired off a lawsuit against four drug companies for allegedly infringing one of its patents for biologic Enbrel by selling a […]

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Judge signs off on 40% cut for law firm in Arrium class action
Class Actions 2022-04-27 1:16 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has approved a 40 per cent group costs order for the law firm that’s running a class action against KPMG and former directors […]

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KPMG settles with principal allegedly subjected to ‘aggressive, belittling’ emails
Employment 2022-04-27 2:08 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Accounting giant KPMG has resolved a lawsuit brought by a principal director who alleged he was told to “change and adjust” to “belittling” attacks by […]

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Ashurst nabs legal governance pro from King & Wood Mallesons
Business of Law 2022-04-26 3:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

Ashurst has poached legal governance specialist Miriam Kleiner from King & Wood Mallesons to join the firm’s strategic advisory practice. The Big Six firm said […]

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‘Fugitive’ Bill Papas entitled to protect lawyer’s notes, court told
White Collar 2022-04-13 4:17 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A lawyer for Forum Finance director Bill Papas has argued the alleged fraudster should be able to shield documents held by his former lawyer under […]

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Teens won’t take climate change class action to High Court
Environment 2022-04-12 3:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeals court’s finding that the federal government does not owe a duty of care to Australian kids to protect them from the effects of […]

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TerraCom continues fight to keep PwC report from ASIC investigators
Appeals 2022-04-08 5:06 pm By Miklos Bolza

Coal mining firm TerraCom has taken its bid to shield a PricewaterhouseCoopers report from ASIC to the Full Court, appealing a judgment which found the […]

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PwC can’t ‘rout’ documents through ‘postbox’ lawyer to secure privilege, court finds
Tax 2022-04-06 5:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

Advice from non-lawyers “routed” through a legal practitioner at multidisciplinary partnership PricewaterhouseCoopers cannot be shielded under legal professional privilege, the Federal Court has found. Justice […]

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