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What you need to know about the GetSwift ruling
Analysis 2018-11-21 11:55 pm By Christine Caulfield

The court’s authority to shut down competing class actions is no longer in doubt after Tuesday’s Full Federal Court judgment in the case against GetSwift, […]

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GetSwift judge had power to stay competing class actions, Full Court rules
Appeals 2018-11-20 11:21 am By Christine Caulfield

The Full Federal Court has dismissed a challenge to a ruling that chose one of three shareholder class actions to proceed against GetSwift, saying the […]

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GetSwift ruling to offer roadmap for competing class actions
Appeals 2018-11-19 9:18 pm By Christine Caulfield

A groundbreaking judgment by the Full Federal Court over competing class actions will be handed down Tuesday morning and is expected to give judges much […]

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High Court declines Rebel Wilson appeal in defamation case
Defamation 2018-11-16 4:14 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Rebel Wilson has lost a bid to have the High Court reconsider an appeals court’s decision to slash her record $4.75 million award in a […]

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Common fund order in CBA class action put on ice
Class Actions 2018-11-12 10:55 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has adjourned an application by law firm Slater & Gordon for a common fund order in a class action against the Commonwealth Bank […]

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Challenges to common fund orders to be heard together, Chief Justice says
Appeals 2018-11-08 9:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

Two far-reaching appeals challenging the court’s power to order all members of an open class action to pay a litigation funder will be heard together, […]

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Funder’s cut, legal fees in $64M Banksia settlement rejected on appeal
Appeals 2018-11-01 4:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

An appeals court has rejected the funder’s commission and legal fees stemming from a $64 million settlement in litigation over the failure of Banksia Securities, […]

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IP lawyers seek to intervene in software patent appeal
Intellectual Property 2018-10-29 9:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A group representing patent and trade mark lawyers is seeking to intervene in a high-stakes appeal over computer software patents. The Institute of Patent and […]

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Full Court to hear Trident Seafoods trade mark appeal
Intellectual Property 2018-10-25 10:28 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

US seafood giant Trident Seafoods has filed an appeal over a trade mark registration by Australian rival Trident Foods, which will be heard by the […]

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Scenic cruise passengers can’t claim damages for disappointment, appeals court says
Appeals 2018-10-25 10:19 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Scenic Tours has won a major victory on appeal in a class action against a ruling that put it on the hook for claims that […]

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