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Penalties in VW class actions could be ‘horrendous’, judge says
Class Actions December 12, 2018 5:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has expressed skepticism of Bannister Law’s plan to hire powerhouse US lawyer Kenneth Feinberg, who oversaw the¬†September 11th victims compensation and BP oil […]

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Takata air bag class actions can claim car makers’ silence was deceptive
Class Actions December 12, 2018 10:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

Seven class actions against auto makers that sold cars equipped with defective Takata airbags can allege the car makers’ silence constituted misleading and deceptive conduct. […]

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Hastie liquidators offer to settle with builders over $124M in unpaid bills
Construction December 7, 2018 7:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

Hastie Group’s liquidators have offered to drop their $124 million case against two dozen major builders if the companies agree to pay an undisclosed sum […]

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Ex-Aussie Home Loans CEO wins halt to $1M judgment for private equity firm
Financial Services November 23, 2018 11:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

Former Aussie Home Loan boss Stephen Porges has secured a temporary stay of a ruling that found he owed Adcock Private Equity more than $1 […]

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Funder in Dick Smith class action won’t guarantee lower commission amid delays
Class Actions November 22, 2018 4:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

Litigation funder Investor Claim Partner won’t promise it will maintain a lower commission rate in one of the Dick Smith class actions if mediation is […]

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Dick Smith shareholder must join class action to pursue claims, judge says
Class Actions November 20, 2018 11:17 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Dick Smith shareholder has lost his bid to bring a separate proceeding against the failed home goods retailer while two class actions are afoot. […]

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Foodora ordered to pay rider $15,600 in landmark unfair dismissal case
Employment November 16, 2018 11:55 pm By Christine Caulfield

A Foodora delivery rider has won $15,600 in an unfair dismissal case hailed as a test case for the gig economy, with the Fair Work […]

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VW faces class action over Takata airbags
Class Actions October 29, 2018 1:48 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Quinn Emanuel has filed a class action against Volkswagen over cars fitted with defective Takata airbags, the seventh class action filed by the firm in […]

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VW must hand over docs on Dieselgate’s impact on car prices
Competition & Consumer Protection October 26, 2018 12:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Federal Court judge has ordered Volkswagen to produce documents related to its calculations on how its emissions cheating scandal could affect car prices. In […]

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Hastie liquidators pick two test cases over unpaid bills, but stay bid coming
Construction October 23, 2018 12:24 pm By Christine Caulfield

Liquidators for the collapsed Hastie Group will pursue test cases against two construction companies in their legal fight against more than two dozen major builders […]

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