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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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Victoria drops out of combustible cladding class actions
Class Actions 2021-06-16 11:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The state of Victoria has opted out of two class actions over allegedly combustible cladding, after agreeing to join as a group member last year. […]

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Major retailers file class action over missing cargo ship containers
Class Actions 2021-06-07 3:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

A class action has been filed on behalf of major retailers seeking compensation over a May 2020 incident on the MV APL England vessel which […]

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Insurer may be dragged into COVID-19 class action against security firms
Coronavirus 2021-06-04 1:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead plaintiff in a class action against security firms Unified and MSS Security over last year’s second COVID-19 wave in Victoria might drag an […]

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Jury finds Country Care not guilty in first criminal cartel case against Australian biz
Trials 2021-06-02 3:00 pm By Christine Caulfield

The ACCC has suffered a stinging defeat in its criminal cartel action against mobility equipment provider Country Care, its CEO and a former employee, with […]

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Baker McKenzie dragged into Chinese lender’s case against PwC over failed Aussie launch
Accounting 2021-05-17 5:52 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Chinese lender Aoyin wants to join Baker McKenzie to its claims against PwC over a failed bid to launch the first Chinese bank incorporated in […]

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Consumer law claims dropped in Bayer contraceptive class action
Class Actions 2021-05-14 10:33 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The lead applicant in a class action against Bayer over its allegedly defective Essure contraceptive devices has won court approval to drop her consumer law […]

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IP lawyers welcome ‘patent box’ but say government should go further
Intellectual Property 2021-05-12 9:19 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Lawyers welcomed the government’s “overdue” announcement of a so-called patent box that will slash the tax rate on income derived from patented drug and biotech […]

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Settlement reached in former real estate partner’s feud with Piper Alderman
Business of Law 2021-04-21 1:18 pm By Christine Caulfield

Piper Alderman has settled a dispute with a former partner who claimed the law firm discriminated against her when she was ousted from the partnership. […]

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Leader of notorious cult ‘The Family’ settles class action over torture, abuse claims
Class Actions 2021-04-20 2:45 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The deceased leader of the notorious cult known as The Family has settled a class action by sect members who claim they were tortured and […]

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