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Seven wins contempt of court ruling against Amber Harrison
Media 2018-05-09 4:23 pm By Christine Caulfield

The ex-lover of Seven Network’s CEO Tim Worner was found in contempt of court on Wednesday after violating a gag order that barred her from […]

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Judge slams class action fee assessors
Class Actions 2018-04-03 11:52 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Federal Court judge has questioned the independence of for-hire fee assessors in class actions, calling their opinions on legal costs “next to useless”. In […]

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Judge oks S&P deal in Lifeplan case, as another trial kicks off
Securities 2018-03-19 12:19 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

As trial enters its second week in a landmark case against S&P Global, a judge has signed off on a settlement of a separate class […]

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Prysmian loses appeal of $3.5M cartel fine
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-03-13 1:01 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Federal Court has shot down Prysmian Cavi E Sistemi’s appeal of a $3.5 million fine for alleged cartel conduct. Justice John Middleton, Justice […]

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S&P settlement free of litigation funder’s ‘premium’, judge told
Securities 2018-03-08 9:51 pm By Jennifer Cooke

A judge was asked Thursday to approve a confidential settlement in a class action against S&P Global over its ratings on synthetic collateralised debt obligations, […]

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Slater & Gordon auditor denies blame for investors’ loss
Securities 2018-02-27 7:59 pm By Christine Caulfield

Auditing firm Pitcher Partners has filed its defence in a class action accusing it of wrongly signing off on Slater & Gordon’s financial reports, denying […]

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Unions can’t ground review of airport workers’ split shifts
Employment 2018-02-23 8:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

In a win for aviation services company Aerocare, a court on Friday ruled the company’s bid for review of its controversial split-shift rosters was not […]

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S&P settles Lifeplan class action over CDOs ratings
Class Actions 2018-02-20 12:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

S&P Global Ratings has reached a settlement in an Australian class action by investors who bought collateralised debt obligations rated healthy by the U.S. credit […]

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Full court to hear Prysmian appeal next week
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-02-20 9:43 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Federal Court will hear arguments Monday from Prysmian Cavi E Sistemi that a $3.5 million fine handed down in a case brought by […]

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Split-shift hearing draws airport protests
Employment 2018-02-16 12:03 pm By Christine Caulfield

Airport workers protested Friday as the Federal Court prepared to hear arguments in a case over whether staff can be made to work split shifts. […]

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