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Judge has ‘real misgivings’ about security for costs bid in casual worker class actions
Class Actions June 17, 2019 10:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has baulked at an application by labour hire company Chandler Macleod and BHP unit Mt Arthur Coal seeking security for their legal costs […]

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J&J hip implant class members to be paid in full from $250M settlement
Product Liability June 17, 2019 8:13 pm By Miklos Bolza

Group members in a class action against Johnson & Johnson unit DePuy International over allegedly defective hip implants are on track to receive 100 per cent of their claims as the $250 million settlement continues to be distributed, a court has heard.

Ernst & Young strikes back in Quintis class action
Class Actions June 14, 2019 9:42 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Ernst & Young, which has been named in a class action over its auditing of sandalwood producer Quintis, has filed cross-claims alleging Quintis should pick up the tab for any liability it may face in the proceedings.

Commonwealth planning High Court appeal of Navy class action revival
Appeals June 14, 2019 1:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Commonwealth of Australia is preparing a special leave application to the High Court challenging a NSW Court of Appeal decision reviving a class action […]

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$1.1M settlement in Quaker Hill Nursing Home class action wins court approval
Class Actions June 14, 2019 2:04 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has given the green light to a $1.1 million class action settlement with the owners of Sydney’s Quakers Hill Nursing Home over a […]

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Judge allows expanded insurance class action against NAB
Class Actions June 13, 2019 3:07 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has granted a bid by the applicant in a class action against National Australia Bank over the sale of allegedly worthless credit card […]

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Court approves $14.6M settlement in Ashley Services class action
Class Actions June 13, 2019 1:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has approved a $14.6 million class action settlement with private training company Ashley Services, auditors Deloitte and Grant Thornton, and Holmes Management […]

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ANZ says 7-Eleven class action bid to restrict communications leaves bank ‘in limbo’
Franchise June 13, 2019 3:03 pm By Christine Caulfield

An attempt by applicants in two franchisee class actions against 7-Eleven to limit communications between the convenience store giant and group members ahead of a […]

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More than half of all federal class action settlements missing vital info: report
Class Actions June 12, 2019 8:26 pm By Christine Caulfield

More than 55 percent of the 154 settlements reached in federal class actions in Australia are lacking critical information about the deal, and the extensive […]

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Bannister Law founder facing subpoena in NSW ambulance privacy class action
Class Actions June 12, 2019 1:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

A class action against the NSW government over a contractor who sold the personal details of 130 ambulance workers to personal injury law firms has […]

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