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The class action settlements that came under fire in 2021
Class Actions 2022-01-12 6:04 pm By Christine Caulfield

If evidence were needed that courts are not rubber stamping class action settlements, the scrutiny of multi-million dollar agreements in 2021 is proof positive that […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2021
Class Actions 2022-01-10 7:52 am By Bianca Hrovat

Class action settlement totals skyrocketed to over $900 million last year, and one law firm negotiated the lion’s share, with $672 million in settlements under […]

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Class closure question expected to go up to High Court
Class Actions 2021-12-06 3:56 pm By Christine Caulfield

More than 18 months after a split emerged among the courts, the Full Federal Court will weigh in on whether judges have power to shut […]

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Full Court to weigh in on class closure in Boral class action
Class Actions 2021-12-03 3:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Court is set to examine whether the Federal Court has the power to make class closure orders prior to mediation, weighing on one […]

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Threat of class action reform prompts rush to court
Class Actions 2021-12-01 5:47 pm By Christine Caulfield

Fearing passage of a contentious bill in parliament that threatens to curb open class actions, plaintiffs law firms and funders have raced to court with […]

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ANZ faces new class action over retrospective interest on credit cards
Financial Services 2021-11-30 4:31 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The Australia and New Zealand Banking Group has been hit with a class action for having “unfair” terms in its credit card contracts that allegedly […]

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Macquarie Group targeted in second class action over $1.8B Nuix IPO
Class Actions 2021-11-25 1:11 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The battle to lead a shareholder class action against Nuix over its $1.8 billion initial public offering is on, with a second class action lobbed […]

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Govt wants clarity on climate change class action by Torres Strait Islanders
Climate change 2021-11-23 3:37 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge overseeing a climate change class action against the government will be invited to visit the Torres Strait to see the alleged erosion of […]

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Court tosses case over sacred trees at Western Highway upgrade site
Environment 2021-11-23 8:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has summarily dismissed a lawsuit accusing the Victorian government of acting unlawfully by improving the Western Highway and threatening to harm six ‘directions’ […]

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Nuix hit with shareholder class action over $1.8B IPO
Class Actions 2021-11-22 11:54 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Embattled technology company Nuix has been hit with a shareholder class action over its $1.8 billion December float on the ASX. Shine Lawyers is the […]

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