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Crown wins challenge to ‘impermissible’ order letting jailed staff talk to class action firm
Class Actions January 22, 2020 3:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

Crown Resorts has successfully challenged a ruling allowing law firm Maurice Blackburn to communicate with 18 formerly jailed employees to gather evidence in its shareholder […]

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Deliveroo defends against wage theft case, says rider admitted he was a contractor
Employment January 22, 2020 7:06 pm By Christine Caulfield

Online food delivery platform Deliveroo has defended its business model in a wage theft case brought by a former delivery rider, saying he acknowledged he […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2019
Class Actions January 9, 2020 11:21 pm By Christine Caulfield

Companies and other defendants forked over big sums last year to settle more than 20 class actions, with a total of at least $734 million […]

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Ben Roberts-Smith loses bid for journalists’ sources in defamation case
Defamation January 7, 2020 11:09 am By Miklos Bolza

War veteran Ben Roberts-Smith has been denied access to evidence revealing the identity of confidential sources that leaked information concerning alleged war crimes in Afghanistan […]

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Pelvic mesh cases remind judge of the days when ‘mobile phones resembled house bricks’
Class Actions December 18, 2019 10:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has frowned on a bid to transfer 12 individual cases over allegedly defective pelvic mesh to various state and territory courts, […]

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‘Haircut’ by law firm, funder in Forge class action settlement appropriate, judge says
Class Actions December 16, 2019 6:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

A self-imposed cap on legal fees and a reduced funding cut of a $16.5 million settlement in a class action against failed construction company Forge […]

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Judge greenlights $16.5M Forge class action settlement
Class Actions December 10, 2019 11:29 am By Christine Caulfield

A judge has signed off on a $16.5 million settlement of a shareholder class action against collapsed engineering and construction company Forge Group. Federal Court […]

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Judge says High Court did not rule out common fund orders at settlement
Class Actions December 6, 2019 1:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

The High Court’s ruling Wednesday that judges have no power to issue a common fund order in the initial phases of a class action does […]

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Hytera can argue Motorola should have alerted it to stolen IP sooner, Full Court says
Intellectual Property November 29, 2019 2:26 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Federal Court has handed a win to Hytera in its high-stakes intellectual property litigation with Motorola, allowing the Chinese radio manufacturer to file […]

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Bellamy’s to pay $49.7M to settle shareholder class actions
Class Actions November 27, 2019 10:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Infant food maker Bellamy’s has agreed to pay $49.7 million to settle two shareholder class actions alleging the company misled investors in 2016 about its […]

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