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Insurer must cover breast implant doctor’s class action defence costs
Insurance 2021-07-06 1:29 pm By Christine Caulfield

A surgeon facing class action claims from breast implant patients of the defunct The Cosmetic Institute has won his legal battle against an insurer that […]

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High Court refuses to take up 7-Eleven’s challenge to settlement CFOs
High Court 2021-06-25 10:29 am By Christine Caulfield

The High Court has declined to hear a case that challenges the power of judges to make common fund orders at the close of litigation, […]

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CFOs in spotlight again as High Court weighs 7-Eleven special leave bid
Analysis 2021-06-22 11:17 pm By Christine Caulfield

The power to make common fund orders in class actions is a question before the High Court a second time, but the justices aren’t likely […]

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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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Car repair group AMA agrees to early mediation with former CEO Andrew Hopkins
Employment 2021-06-15 3:31 pm By Christine Caulfield

AMA Group has told a court it will enter early mediation in its lawsuit against former CEO Andrew Hopkins that alleges he owes $2.4 million […]

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‘It’s not a good look’: Judge doesn’t want Suncorp class action to ‘hang around’
Class Actions 2021-06-02 9:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing a conflicted remuneration class action against Suncorp has locked in a trial date for May next year over the protests of the […]

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Car repair company AMA drags former CEO to court over $2.4M in expenses
Automotive 2021-05-06 10:56 pm By Christine Caulfield

AMA Group is suing former CEO Andrew Hopkins for $2.4 million he allegedly owes in unauthorised expenses and repayments on an outstanding loan. The company […]

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Plastic surgeon named in breast implants class action locked in legal battle with insurers
Insurance 2021-03-29 2:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has ordered Avant Insurance to supply certain documents to a plastic surgeon seeking coverage for legal costs of defending a class action against […]

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AMA Group’s Andrew Hopkins steps down as CEO, drops court action
Employment 2021-02-01 11:01 am By Spencer Fowler Steen

Andrew Hopkins has resigned from his position as group CEO of automotive repair firm AMA and has discontinued his lawsuit against the company despite a […]

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AMA Group to fight court injunction granted to ‘intolerable’ CEO accused of fraud
Employment 2021-01-29 1:47 pm By Miklos Bolza

Automotive firm AMA Group will seek to discharge an injunction preventing it from dismissing a CEO who has been accused of defrauding the company of […]

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