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Daughter of property data pioneer Ray Catelan prevails in fight over Excelsior shares
Securities 2021-01-15 5:17 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The daughter of property data pioneer Ray Catelan has won a legal fight with Excelsior shareholders over claims she acquired a controlling share of the […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2020
Analysis 2021-01-12 10:46 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Payouts in class actions in 2020 largely kept pace with the previous year despite the financial strain of the COVID-19 pandemic, with companies and other […]

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Uber loses bid to shrink taxi driver class action
Class Actions 2021-01-11 1:54 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A judge has rejected a bid by Uber to significantly trim a class action brought by Maurice Blackburn on behalf of successors and assignees or […]

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Loss of the Motherland: IP Australia strips Monster Energy of trade mark for non-use
Intellectual Property 2021-01-11 11:23 am By Miklos Bolza

The maker of Mother energy drinks has had its Motherland trade mark removed by IP Australia, with a delegate granting a win to rival caffeinated […]

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‘Ill-fitting’ and ‘inappropriate’: Experts pan some proposed class action reforms
Class Actions 2021-01-08 11:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

Class action experts have knocked several recommendations from the Parliamentary Joint Committee for reforming the class action system, including that group members be guaranteed at […]

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Security for costs not a matter of merits, CBA class action judge says
Class Actions 2021-01-08 9:53 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A fight over whether a class action applicant must fork over security for costs is not a matter of the strength of the case, says […]

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Qantas outsourcing test case narrowed after judge criticises ‘extra layer of complication’
Employment 2020-12-23 2:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Transport Workers’ Union has amended its case against Qantas challenging a decision to outsource 2,000 jobs, after a Federal Court judge urged the union […]

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Judge blocks lawyers’ access to docs in stayed Monsanto class action
Product Liability 2020-12-22 4:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

Lawyers for the lead applicant in a stayed class action against Bayer-owned Monsanto over its weedkiller Roundup cannot access discovered documents in a separate class […]

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Group members will get about half of $50M Vocation class action settlement
Class Actions 2020-12-18 2:37 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Shareholders of collapsed vocational training company Vocation are poised to get about half of a $50 million settlement reached last month in a complex, long-running […]

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Maurice Blackburn did not breach obligations in TWE class action, Full Court finds
Appeals 2020-12-17 4:55 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court has tossed an appeal by Treasury Wine Estates claiming that Maurice Blackburn and barrister Guy Donnellan breached their obligations in preparing […]

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