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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 […]

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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.

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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Dixon Advisory to pay $7.2M for violating best interests duty
Zoe Maud 2021-07-09 10:37 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Dixon Advisory has agreed to pay a $7.2 million penalty after admitting to ASIC’s allegations that it failed to act in its clients’ best interests […]

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