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Class action’s bid for ‘invasive’ search of Merivale’s payroll data fails
Class Actions 2022-03-31 12:42 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has denied an “invasive” bid to search hospitality giant Merivale’s payroll systems ahead of an upcoming mediation in a $129 million underpayment class […]

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7-Eleven class action lawyer accused of retaliation, deliberate late billing
Class Actions 2022-03-30 9:39 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A solicitor running two franchisee class actions against 7-Eleven “retaliated” against a group member who objected to a $98 million settlement and issued a late […]

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Contradictor backs $98M class action settlement given 7-Eleven’s ‘significant’ risk of losing at trial
Class Actions 2022-03-29 10:20 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A $98 million settlement reached in two franchisee class actions against 7-Eleven is “appropriate” given the likelihood that the convenience store giant would have lost […]

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New evidence allowed in $300M lawsuit over ‘defective’ Lane Cove Tunnel construction
Construction 2022-03-29 3:27 pm By Sam Matthews

The operators of Sydney’s Lane Cove Tunnel can rely on new expert evidence in their lawsuit against Thiess, John Holland and CIMIC over alleged defects […]

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7-Eleven class action funder’s commission should be cut by $10M, court told
Class Actions 2022-03-28 7:20 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Litigation funder Galactic should receive a $15 million commission for its work on two franchisee class actions against convenience store giant 7-Eleven, instead of the […]

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High Court to weigh in on peak indebtedness rule in win for Gunns liquidators
Restructuring & Insolvency 2022-03-25 5:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

The High Court will clarify the so-called peak indebtedness rule used by liquidators recouping payments to unsecured creditors, granting a special leave application brought by […]

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Green groups dodge $450,000 security in cases against VicForest
Environment 2022-03-25 1:08 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Environmental groups fighting to protected the threatened greater glider have defeated VicForests’ bid for security for costs after a judge found the orders would “stifle” […]

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Optus, Foxtel contractor settles ‘sham’ contracting class action
Class Actions 2022-03-09 10:43 am By Christine Caulfield

Teleco contractor BSA has reached an in-principle settlement resolving a class action that accuses the company of misclassifying its workforce of technicians as independent contractors. […]

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Careers Australia liquidator can pursue overseas directors on evidence of insolvent trading
Restructuring & Insolvency 2022-03-04 5:29 pm By Sam Matthews

The liquidator of collapsed vocational education provider Careers Australia can serve its lawsuit on two of the company’s former directors now living overseas, after a […]

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Johnson Winter & Slattery nabs top cyber lawyer from Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2022-03-04 4:14 pm By Sam Matthews

Johnson Winter & Slattery has bolstered its growing cyber practice with the appointment of a leading data privacy lawyer from Corrs Chambers Westgarth. Partner Helen […]

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