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Judge says settlement offers should operate as bulwark against costs in class actions
Class Actions 2024-02-09 10:10 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has held that there could be favourable costs consequences for Carnival if its rejected $15 million settlement offer in the Ruby Princess class […]

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Detainees to launch class action against government in Federal Court
Human Rights 2024-02-08 11:34 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Asylum seekers who were held in immigration detention in South Australia can transfer their cases to the Federal Court to pursue a class action against […]

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Airbags class action against Volkswagen suffers High Court loss
Appeals 2024-02-08 10:28 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has refused special leave in a failed class action against Volkswagen over allegedly defective Takata airbags. Lead plaintiff in the Quinn Emanuel-led […]

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Worley shareholder class action takes another trip to appeals court
Class Actions 2024-02-07 11:09 pm By Christine Caulfield

It’s a case of déjà vu in a class action against engineering services company Worley, with shareholders heading back to the appeals court after losing […]

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Online broker IC Markets faces second class action over CFDs
Class Actions 2024-02-07 10:19 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Online broker International Capital Markets has been hit with a second class action for selling “excessively risky” derivative products known as contracts for difference to […]

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Judge approves 27.5% GCO in ‘complex’ Medibank class action
Class Actions 2024-02-06 10:23 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has signed off on a 27.5 per cent group costs order in a consolidated shareholder class action against Medibank over a cyberattack that […]

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Law firms team up to run class action against IG Markets over CFDs
Financial Services 2024-02-06 3:04 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Two firms have agreed to consolidate their class actions against online trading platform IG Markets over risky CFDs, but the company failed in a bid […]

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3M may face class action over ‘defective’ combat earplugs
Class Actions 2024-02-06 9:57 pm By Christine Caulfield

US consumer goods giant 3M is facing a possible class action on behalf of members of the Australian Defence Force who allegedly suffered hearing loss […]

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Mercedes-Benz hit with competing class action over emissions testing
Class Actions 2024-02-05 10:29 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Mercedes-Benz has been hit with a competing class action over alleged defeat devices designed to cheat on diesel emissions tests, over a year after the […]

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Ruby Princess class action rejected $15M settlement offer, court told
Class Actions 2024-02-05 4:11 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Cruise ship operator Carnival PLC has flagged a bid for indemnity costs after the lead applicant in a class action over a COVID-19 outbreak aboard […]

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