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Westpac’s $30M insurance class action settlement wins court approval
Class Actions 2021-08-09 8:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has given the greenlight to a $30 million settlement in Shine Lawyers’ insurance class action against Westpac and will allow post-settlement registration […]

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Court cuts silk’s fees in Westpac class action
Class Actions 2021-08-09 3:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

The former senior counsel in a settled insurance class action against Westpac has had his fees reduced by $70,000 after the Federal Court heard some […]

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IOOF may face new misconduct allegations in shareholder class action
Class Actions 2021-08-09 10:20 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The applicant in a shareholder class action against IOOF wants to add ten new misconduct allegations, including that a relative of a former executive made […]

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Judge blasts ‘absurd’ terms in pelvic mesh class action settlement offer
Class Actions 2021-08-06 11:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has slammed an “absurd” class action settlement offer made by pelvic mesh device maker Astora Women’s Health that would require Shine Lawyers to […]

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SPC’s controversial vaccine mandate may face legal challenges
Coronavirus 2021-08-05 9:59 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A controversial announcement by Victorian-based fruit and vegetable processor SPC that it will mandate COVID-19 vaccines for all of its 450 onsite workers could face […]

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Stolen Generations class action to continue despite $378.6M redress scheme
Class Actions 2021-08-05 9:43 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Surviving members of the Stolen Generations in the ACT, Jervis Bay and the Northern Territory are each set to receive upwards of $75,000 as part […]

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Law firms resolve multiplicity issue in Boston Scientific pelvic mesh class actions
Class Actions 2021-07-20 5:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Sydney law firm that brought a class action against Boston Scientific over allegedly defective pelvic mesh products has agreed to stay its case while […]

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Judge questions ‘extraordinarily large’ legal fees in $30M Westpac class action settlement
Class Actions 2021-07-16 8:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has questioned the legal disbursements sought to be approved in a $30 million class action settlement against Westpac over allegedly excessive life insurance […]

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Fight brewing over competing pelvic mesh class actions against Boston Scientific
Class Actions 2021-07-09 9:57 pm By Christine Caulfield

Despite a judge’s urging for the parties to arrive at a “pragmatic solution”, the lawyers behind competing pelvic mesh class actions against Boston Scientific will […]

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Tandem enters administration, scuttling $400M sham contracting class action
Employment 2021-07-07 9:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

A $400 million class action brought by Shine Lawyers against a major Telstra and Foxtel contractor will be stayed after the company was placed into […]

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