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Toyota class action seeks aggregate damages for ‘significant impact’ of defects on fuel use
Class Actions 2020-12-23 2:53 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A lawyer for group members in a class action against Toyota is seeking aggregate damages relating to vehicle defects that allegedly had a “significant impact” […]

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Judge signs off on Appco class action settlement in ‘rather unusual circumstances’
Class Actions 2020-12-22 4:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has approved a settlement he previously expressed a “nagging feeling of disquiet” about in a class action against fundraiser Appco Group, after group […]

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‘An early Christmas present for corporate criminals’: Plaintiff lawyers lash proposed class action reforms
Class Actions 2020-12-22 6:32 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A group representing plaintiff law firm has lampooned recommendations from the government’s latest inquiry into class actions, including that the country’s continuous disclosure laws be […]

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Law firms agree to consolidate AMP insurance class actions
Class Actions 2020-12-22 1:18 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Two law firms that have filed competing class action against AMP over allegedly excessive insurance premiums have changed tack and agreed to consolidate the proceedings. […]

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Judge blocks lawyers’ access to docs in stayed Monsanto class action
Product Liability 2020-12-22 4:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

Lawyers for the lead applicant in a stayed class action against Bayer-owned Monsanto over its weedkiller Roundup cannot access discovered documents in a separate class […]

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Class action expert finds PFAS ‘stigma’ diminished property values
Class Actions 2020-12-22 5:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

Properties near seven air force bases where allegedly toxic firefighting foam was used experienced a drop in land value because of the “stigma” of contamination, […]

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Class action report pitches major reforms
Class Actions 2020-12-21 11:46 pm By Christine Caulfield

The latest inquiry report into class actions has put forward a suite of recommendations that would remake the class action regime by empowering the Federal […]

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Hotel quarantine, aged care reports boost class actions, lawyer says
Coronavirus 2020-12-21 8:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

Reports exposing serious government and healthcare failures amid Victoria’s second COVID-19 wave have strengthened the claims in class actions against the Andrews government and two […]

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Class action against NAB over MySuper not validly commenced, court finds
Class Actions 2020-12-21 12:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

A class action filed by Maurice Blackburn against NAB units MLC and NULIS was invalidly commenced thanks to a carve out in the Supreme Court […]

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Class action accuses NSW Health of underpaying 10,000 junior doctors
Employment 2020-12-21 9:20 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Two law firms have launched a class action against NSW Health on behalf of over 10,000 junior doctors for its alleged failure to pay overtime […]

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