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J&J unit hit with indemnity costs for ‘unreasonable conduct’ in pelvic mesh class action
Class Actions May 26, 2020 8:13 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon has been hit with an indemnity costs order for “unreasonable conduct” after its loss in last year’s pelvic mesh class […]

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Mantle Group may face underpayments class action
Class Actions May 26, 2020 10:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Brisbane-based Mantle Group has become the latest hospitality company to face a possible class action for allegedly failing to pay staff for all the hours […]

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TAFE ordered to alert students to class action over aviation course
Class Actions May 26, 2020 3:55 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A unit of vocational education provider TAFE must notify current students that their aviation course is the subject of a class action, which claims the […]

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Continuous disclosure laws watered down to protect companies, directors from class actions
Class Actions May 25, 2020 9:41 pm By Christine Caulfield

In its latest move aimed at shielding companies from “opportunistic class actions”, the Morrison government has announced a temporary change to the continuous disclosure rules […]

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VW carve-out settlement may become more popular as class action scrutiny heats up
Analysis May 25, 2020 8:24 pm By Christine Caulfield

The settlement arrangement resolving five class actions against Volkswagen, which carved out hefty legal fees from the $120 million payout to drivers, could become more […]

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IOOF follow-on shareholder class action flops
Financial Services May 25, 2020 4:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

Eight months after defeating a case brought by the prudential regulator alleging breaches of superannuation laws, wealth manager IOOF has escaped a class action without […]

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‘Threat of a heavy sanction’: Shareholder slams opt-out notice in AMP class action
Appeals May 25, 2020 8:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

A proposed notice to eligible group members in Maurice Blackburn’s class action against AMP over its fees for no services scandal threatened to bar unregistered […]

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7-Eleven must hand over legal bills ahead of class action fight over security for costs  
Class Actions May 25, 2020 3:35 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A security for costs fight is looming in the two class actions brought against 7-Eleven on behalf of franchisees, and the convenience store giant, which […]

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Litigation funding clampdown may go too far, experts say
Feature May 22, 2020 9:50 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Litigation funders say they do not oppose the government’s plan to subject them to a licensing regime, but legal experts told Lawyerly the crackdown on […]

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Spotless pays $95M to settle shareholder class action
Class Actions May 22, 2020 10:44 am By Alison Eveleigh

A $95 million settlement has been reached in a shareholder class action against facility services company Spotless Group, the largest settlement in a shareholder class […]

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