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‘Troubled’ judge won’t sign off on Woolworths class action settlement
Class Actions 2021-12-15 5:39 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Saying it will only benefit the law firm and lead applicants, a judge has refused to approve a settlement in an underpayments class action against […]

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Merrill Lynch botched $56M sale of Zip Co shares, lawsuit claims
Financial Services 2021-12-14 10:47 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Two major Zip Co investors have sued Merrill Lynch for allegedly breaching its duties as financial advisor by recommending they sell their shares in the […]

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Arrium class action seeks unredacted KPMG audit file
Class Actions 2021-12-14 6:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

Shareholders in a class action against failed steel giant Arrium and KPMG are seeking an unredacted version of an audit file by KPMG to probe […]

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Former CFO dragged into Westpac’s $294M fraud case against Forum Group
Financial Services 2021-12-07 11:45 am By Miklos Bolza

The former chief financial officer of beleaguered Forum Group has been dragged into a lawsuit by Westpac seeking to recoup $294 million in funds paid […]

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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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PwC strikes back in class action over $50M Axsesstoday prospectus
Class Actions 2021-11-30 6:30 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Professional services giant PricewaterhouseCoopers has hit back at a class action over a $50 million prospectus for Axsesstoday, filing a cross-claim against the asset finance […]

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‘This is ridiculous’: Judge pans Google’s bid for confidentiality in John Barilaro’s case
Defamation 2021-11-26 2:24 pm By Christine Caulfield

A bid by Google for a confidentiality undertaking by former NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro over evidence produced in the politician’s defamation case has earned […]

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Ashurst snags restructuring ace from Norton Rose Fulbright
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-11-24 2:10 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Ashurst has picked up a leading insolvency partner from Norton Rose Fulbright who advised on the restructure of the beleagured Arrium Group. Bernie Walrut is […]

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Novartis unit Sandoz sues to revoke Bayer’s patents for blood thinner Xarelto
Intellectual Property 2021-11-23 3:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

Generic drug maker Sandoz AG has filed proceedings seeking the revocation of two patents registered in Australia by German pharmaceutical giant Bayer covering its top-selling […]

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Honda can’t dodge discovery for potential lawsuit by dealers
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-22 4:36 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Honda Motors has failed to strike out or permanently stay a proceeding seeking discovery for a possible lawsuit over the Japanese car maker’s decision to […]

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