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Deloitte can’t dodge client’s fraud claims, 16 years after alleged conduct
Tax 2021-12-10 10:01 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Accounting giant Deloitte has lost its bid to throw out a former client’s lawsuit alleging negligence and fraud over a failed interposition under tax law […]

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Sunwater loses dispute with Liberty over coverage for Queensland floods class action
Insurance 2021-12-08 3:32 pm By Miklos Bolza

Liberty Mutual Insurance does not have to indemnify dam operator Sunwater for its share of a $440 million settlement of the Queensland floods class action, […]

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Full Court throws out ‘mistaken’ judgment on AFT’s Maxigesic ads
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-12-07 6:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge was “mistaken” to find that AFT Pharmaceuticals’ ads for its painkiller Maxigesic were misleading, with the Full Federal Court ruling there was an […]

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Mercedes-Benz hits back at $650M lawsuit, says dealer agreements not ‘perpetual’
Franchises 2021-12-07 6:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

Mercedes-Benz has responded to a $650 million lawsuit by Australian dealers over its decision to move to a fixed-price agency model, saying it had a […]

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‘Whole world of pain’ for solicitors if ex-ANZ trader won privilege spat, judge says
Employment 2021-12-06 3:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has said if he sides with a former ANZ trader in a privilege dispute with the bank over file notes from 2014 meetings […]

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WiseTech reaches settlement in freight forwarder’s restraint of trade case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-12-03 1:12 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Freight forwarding company Mondiale has dropped its court action against WiseTech Global alleging the logistics firm breached competition law by misusing its substantial market power. […]

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Opal Tower engineer wins bid to probe scope of insurers indemnity of Icon
Class Actions 2021-12-02 4:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

The structural engineer behind Sydney’s ill-fated Opal Tower can examine whether builder Icon Co has been indemnified for $31 million worth of damage which occurred […]

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HWL Ebsworth found negligent, but avoids $424,000 damages bill by ex-client
Professional Negligence 2021-11-29 1:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

Law firm HWL Ebsworth has dodged a $424,000 damages claim by a Brisbane property developer, despite a judge finding the law firm was negligent in […]

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‘Not a shred of evidence’: Judge questions appeal in HWL Ebsworth negligence suit
Appeals 2021-11-25 9:31 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has questioned property developer PPK Group’s challenge to the dismissal of its long-running negligence case against HWL Ebsworth over the $25.5 million sale […]

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Honda can’t dodge discovery for potential lawsuit by dealers
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-22 4:36 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Honda Motors has failed to strike out or permanently stay a proceeding seeking discovery for a possible lawsuit over the Japanese car maker’s decision to […]

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