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Quintis class action settlement takes hit as insurers win appeal
Insurance 2022-05-19 4:39 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Two insurers have won an appeal that blocks group members in a class action against sandalwood producer Quintis from receiving a further $11.25 million after […]

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Lawyers the only winners in Guvera class action settlement, judge says
Class Actions 2022-04-08 5:26 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has approved a $155,000 settlement in a class action on behalf of investors in failed streaming platform Guvera which racked up $500,000 in […]

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Union planning to upsize rest break cases against McDonald’s
Employment 2022-03-23 10:37 pm By Sam Matthews

The Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association has flagged its intent to bring further cases against various McDonald’s franchisees, alongside eleven claims it has brought […]

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Judge clarifies rights of responsible entities to recoup MIS costs
Financial Services 2022-03-23 4:22 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judgment has laid out when a responsible entity of a managed investment scheme will be indemnified for its operating costs and when […]

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Banksia class action lawyers make $10.6M settlement offer
Class Actions 2022-03-03 10:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

Lawyers behind a scheme to defraud members of a class action over the collapse of Banksia Securities have offered $10.6 million to resolve a case […]

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Banksia funder to be wound up, liquidators to probe potential claims against directors
Class Actions 2022-01-18 1:23 pm By Christine Caulfield

The litigation funder behind a scam to defraud members of a class action over the collapse of Banksia Securities has entered liquidation, and the funder’s […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2021
Class Actions 2022-01-10 7:52 am By Bianca Hrovat

Class action settlement totals skyrocketed to over $900 million last year, and one law firm negotiated the lion’s share, with $672 million in settlements under […]

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Banksia class action funder enters administration with no assets
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-12-07 12:24 pm By Christine Caulfield

The litigation funder behind a fraudulent scheme in a class action over Banksia Securities has entered administration with negligible assets to its name. Australian Funding […]

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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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Union accuses McDonald’s of unpaid rest break ‘conspiracy’
Employment 2021-11-23 1:48 pm By Bianca Hrovat

McDonald’s Australia has been joined as a second respondent in a union-led lawsuit that accuses the fast food giant of “conspiring to deliberately deny workers […]

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