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Forge directors fail to explain need for multiple law firms in liquidators’ case, judge says
Banton Group 2021-04-14 2:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has slashed security for costs sought in a case brought by the liquidators of engineering and construction company Forge Group after the former […]

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Quintis class action settlement could get $11M boost after insurers come up short
Insurance 2021-04-06 3:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

A lengthy dispute over insurance in a settled class action against sandalwood producer Quintis has been resolved, with the Federal Court rejecting a challenge by […]

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Builder not on the hook for $12M in damages for Lacrosse building fire, appeals court says
Construction 2021-03-29 3:58 pm By Cindy Cameronne

An appeals court has found that building company LU Simon should not pay $12 million in damages for a 2014 fire which broke out in […]

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‘A disappointing result’: Judge approves $25M settlement in Dick Smith class actions
Class Actions 2021-03-17 11:52 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has approved a “disappointing” $25 million settlement in long-running class action litigation over the collapse of electronics retailer Dick Smith with claims worth […]

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Judge pushes for trial early next year in Opal Tower class action
Class Actions 2021-03-25 3:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has suggested hearing the long-running class action over the Opal Tower disaster as early as the first quarter of next year, as the […]

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Insurer pulled into pelvic mesh class action as judge pushes for 2021 trial
Class Actions 2020-12-16 4:47 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has approved an application to join the insurer of a former doctor into a class action seeking compensation for defective pelvic mesh implants […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2020
Analysis 2021-01-12 10:46 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Payouts in class actions in 2020 largely kept pace with the previous year despite the financial strain of the COVID-19 pandemic, with companies and other […]

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Judge rejects Covidien’s bid for security in unfunded pelvic mesh class action
Class Actions 2020-10-21 10:57 pm By Christine Caulfield

Medical device maker Covidien has lost a bid to have the applicant in a product liability class action over allegedly defective pelvic mesh front $300,000 […]

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Two law firms can’t rep insurers in $309M dispute over Queensland LNG project
Insurance 2021-03-09 2:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has found a group of insurers defending a $309 million lawsuit over an Australia Pacific LNG project in Central Queensland cannot be represented […]

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Quintis insurers may have to cough up extra $11.25M in class action settlement
Class Actions 2021-01-28 6:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

A lawsuit seeking to increase D&O insurance for sandalwood producer Quintis in the wake of a class action settlement has fallen short of the $40 […]

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