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NAB says customers could decide if credit card insurance was ‘worthless’
Financial Services January 16, 2019 12:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

National Australia Bank has rejected a class action’s claims that it pushed worthless credit card insurance onto its customers, saying it was up to the […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2018
Exclusive January 11, 2019 11:29 pm By Christine Caulfield and Cat Fredenburgh

From a record-setting funder’s cut to the first call for ‘“proportionality”, last year saw a number of groundbreaking judgments approving class action settlements worth more […]

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Judge approved ‘unusual’ $36.5M class action deal because of Slater & Gordon’s ‘dire’ financials
Class Actions January 9, 2019 11:07 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge who signed off on a contested $36.5 million settlement to resolve a $1 billion class action against Slater & Gordon has explained his […]

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Class action cases and trends to watch in 2019
Feature January 7, 2019 10:49 pm By Christine Caulfield

A challenge to the legality of common fund orders, an appeal to the High Court over the power of judges to stay competing cases, one […]

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Adero hits Hays, Stellar Personnel with employment class actions
Employment January 7, 2019 10:24 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Adero Law has filed class actions against labour hire companies Hays and Stellar Personnel on behalf of casual miners who allege they were entitled to […]

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The unforgettable class action rulings of 2018
Feature January 4, 2019 11:37 pm By Christine Caulfield

Last year was an exciting one for class action lawyers, with monumental court decisions on competing cases, cross-jurisdictional spats, proportionality in settlements and the power […]

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Casual worker test case to be heard by Full Court
Employment December 21, 2018 11:59 pm By Christine Caulfield

A case that challenges the test for determining casual employment under the Fair Work Act is a matter of public importance and will be heard […]

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Bellamy’s ‘very ambitious’ in bid for $4.5M cost cap, judge says
Class Actions December 17, 2018 10:17 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge looked dimly Monday on a pitch by baby food maker Bellamy’s to limit to $4.5 million the costs incurred by the law firms […]

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Funder in Murray Goulburn class action seeks 28% cut
Class Actions December 11, 2018 1:28 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The funder that’s bankrolling one of two shareholder class actions against Murray Goulburn is seeking court approval for a funding agreement under which it would […]

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Workpac gets slap on the wrist in casual worker case
Employment December 11, 2018 2:45 pm By Christine Caulfield

Labour hire company Workpac has been fined just $1,650 after a groundbreaking Full Federal Court decision that a casual employee could be eligible for annual […]

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