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Full Court to hear Cigno challenge to ASIC ban on short-term credit lending
Appeals May 20, 2020 12:07 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Cigno has appealed a ruling shooting down its challenge to the first action brought by ASIC under its powers to prohibit ‘predatory’ financial products, which […]

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Businessman Kia Silverbrook can’t overturn $9.3M penalty for unpaid PAYG tax
Tax May 19, 2020 8:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

An appeals court has dismissed a challenge by businessman and prolific inventor Kia Silverbrook to a finding that he was jointly liable to pay a […]

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Essential Energy fights to block discovery for potential Tathra bushfire class action
Appeals May 15, 2020 4:32 pm By Miklos Bolza

Power distributor Essential Energy has appealed a judgment granting preliminary discovery to landowners to pursue a potential class action over the 2018 Tathra bushfire. The […]

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J&J won’t ask judge to recuse himself from pelvic mesh appeal
Appeals May 15, 2020 6:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

Medical device giant Johnson & Johnson has confirmed it will not seek the recusal of a Federal Court judge from a panel overseeing its pelvic […]

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Judges pan lawyers for ‘disgraceful’ treatment of family shut out of Malaysia Airlines class action
Appeals May 12, 2020 9:40 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The Full Federal Court has slammed as “disgraceful” the handling of a class action claim by the family of an Australian national who was killed […]

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Sports betting companies lose challenge to $3.8M judgment
Appeals May 12, 2020 6:41 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeals court has dealt Classic Bet and Best Bet a loss in their challenge to a $3.8 million judgment in a contractual dispute related […]

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Damage to Sarah Hanson-Young’s reputation just the ‘cut and thrust of politics’, Full Court told
Defamation May 11, 2020 6:49 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Politicians are “rarely nice to each other” and go out of their way to harm the reputation of others, a lawyer for former Senator David […]

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Shareholder appeals judge’s refusal to freeze AMP class action
Class Actions May 11, 2020 6:29 pm By Miklos Bolza

A NSW Supreme Court decision refusing to put a Maurice Blackburn-led shareholder class action against AMP on ice pending a High Court challenge has been […]

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Court won’t freeze AMP class action amid High Court appeal
Appeals May 8, 2020 5:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has declined to put a Maurice Blackburn-led class action against AMP on hold while the High Court decides whether to overturn a ruling […]

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ACCC loses appeal over $205M Pacific National, Aurizon terminal deal
Competition & Consumer Protection May 6, 2020 5:41 pm By Miklos Bolza

The ACCC has come up short in its appeal of a ruling that dismissed its challenge to Pacific National $205 million acquisition of Aurizon’s Acacia […]

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