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Victoria’s approach to carriage fights better than Federal Court, says judge
Class Actions 2024-02-27 5:22 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge overseeing an appeal in a carriage dispute in a class action against Jaguar Land Rover over allegedly defective diesel filters has said he […]

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‘Don’t you want to know who you’re acting for?’: Judge probes applicant in rate-rigging class action
Class Actions 2024-02-26 4:33 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has questioned the applicant’s opposition to soft class closure in a class action accusing five major banks of rate-rigging, a measure the banks say could save “tens of millions” in legal expenses. 

AGL Energy class action to be discontinued after search for new funder fails
Class Actions 2024-02-26 5:32 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The applicant in a competition class action against AGL Energy has failed to find another funder to back the case after the original funder that bankrolled the case withdrew its support.

7-Eleven class action funder’s $12M cut seemed ‘plainly too little’, says appeals judge
Appeals 2024-02-23 4:21 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge hearing an appeal by a funder over its cut of a $98 million settlement in franchisee class actions against 7-Eleven has said the […]

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Class action judge ‘very concerned’ that QBE told brokers they could ignore court request
Class Actions 2024-02-23 3:55 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has railed against insurer QBE after it sent an email to brokers saying it could “in effect ignore” the court’s request that they […]

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Medibank can’t halt class action-style complaint to OAIC over data breach
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2024-02-22 2:22 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has dismissed a bid by Medibank to restrain the Office of Australian Information Commissioner from proceeding with a class action-style complaint on behalf […]

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Light rail class action can’t claim funder’s commission as damages
Class Actions 2024-02-22 10:36 am By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has declined a novel bid by the lead applicant in a class action over disruptions stemming from the construction of Sydney’s $3 billion […]

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Pawnbroker hit with class action over alleged ‘unjust transactions’
Class Actions 2024-02-22 3:15 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A Melbourne pawnbroker is facing a class action over alleged “unjust transactions” involving loans that were given in exchange for customers’ sentimental items and with […]

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Class action firm’s bid to delay fight over security ‘doctrinally unprecedented’, Beach Energy says
Class Actions 2024-02-21 9:35 pm By Sam Matthews

Beach Energy is fighting a bid to adjourn a fight about security for costs in a shareholder class action until the firm that’s running it […]

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Clive Palmer takes fight over criminal cases to the High Court
Appeals 2024-02-21 10:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Mining magnate Clive Palmer has asked the High Court to hear his challenge to a court’s finding that lawsuits he brought challenging two criminal cases […]

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