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‘Pretty unimpressed’: Judge reluctantly puts JLT class action on hold
Class Actions 2021-07-26 10:58 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has put off next month’s trial in one of two class actions brought by local councils against insurance JLT Risk Solutions over allegedly […]

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$23.6M Vocation class action bill might have been ‘materially lower’, judge says
Class Actions 2021-07-23 11:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has approved a $50 million settlement in a shareholder class action against failed training company Vocation and auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers, but questioned whether the $10.9 million commission and $12.75 million legal bill could have been “materially lower” had the case been run by one funder and firm instead of two.

Seven launches courtroom battle to save ‘7Now’ trade mark
Intellectual Property 2021-07-23 1:58 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Seven Network has filed Federal Court proceedings after convenience store chain 7-Eleven succeeded in having its ‘7NOW’ trade mark removed for non-use. The media company […]

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Judge lets two Boral class actions run, but warns about potential lawyer conflicts
Class Actions 2021-07-21 11:59 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has denied a law firm’s bid to stay a rival’s closed shareholder class action against construction giant Boral but warned courts must be […]

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Law firms resolve multiplicity issue in Boston Scientific pelvic mesh class actions
Class Actions 2021-07-20 5:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Sydney law firm that brought a class action against Boston Scientific over allegedly defective pelvic mesh products has agreed to stay its case while […]

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Full Court may decide critical question in superannuation class actions
Class Actions 2021-07-20 4:45 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicant in a Maurice Blackburn-led class action against superannuation provider Colonial First State wants the Full Court to determine whether group members still […]

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Settlement reached in Takata airbags class actions
Class Actions 2021-07-13 11:55 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Six of the world’s largest car makers have agreed to settle class actions accusing them of selling cars with deadly Takata airbags. The in-principle settlements […]

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ASIC wants Allianz to pay $1.5M penalty for travel insurance sold on Expedia
Insurance 2021-07-13 1:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

ASIC is seeking $1.5 million in penalties against insurers Allianz and AWP after they admitted to misleading or deceiving the public by selling travel insurance […]

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Banks can’t suppress judgment on defective indictment in ANZ cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-07-12 1:05 pm By Christine Caulfield

Investment banks accused in the criminal cartel case over a $2.5 billion ANZ share placement will not lose their right to a fair trial with […]

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Fight brewing over competing pelvic mesh class actions against Boston Scientific
Class Actions 2021-07-09 9:57 pm By Christine Caulfield

Despite a judge’s urging for the parties to arrive at a “pragmatic solution”, the lawyers behind competing pelvic mesh class actions against Boston Scientific will […]

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