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As Roundup trial wraps up, Monsanto says class action has ‘finger on scales’
Trials 2024-01-30 5:48 pm By Sam Matthews

Defending allegations that its popular weed killer Roundup is carcinogenic, agrochemical giant Monsanto has accused the class action of having its “finger on the scales” […]

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Franchisee class action against Hog’s Breath Cafe thrown out
Class Actions 2024-01-30 5:25 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has dismissed a franchisee class action against the Hog’s Breath Cafe restaurant chain after the lead applicants failed to hand over $1.23 million […]

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New judge vows to not be ‘cranky’, looks forward to bench-eye view of the Bar
Courts 2024-01-30 11:17 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The latest judge to join the NSW Supreme Court has expressed a desire to foster a serious but collegiate environment for advocates and has remarked […]

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‘No safe level of exposure’ to Roundup, class action tells court
Class Actions 2024-01-29 4:46 pm By Sam Matthews

A class action against agrochemical giant Monsanto has told the court that there is “no safe level of exposure” to carcinogens allegedly present in the […]

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Enough already! Greed, hubris and indifference in the time of Banksia
Opinion 2024-01-26 10:22 am By Editor

Epic chutzpah. As a lawyer, I have always been fascinated – and appalled – by epic chutzpah. In its traditional Yiddish setting, chutzpah describes a […]

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Class action filed over Victoria’s public housing demolition plan
Class Actions 2024-01-25 4:01 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Victorian government faces a class action over its decision to redevelop Melbourne’s high-rise public housing towers, with lawyers for residents calling on the state […]

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Contingency fees offer class action members ‘vastly superior outcome’ to commissions: report
Class Actions 2024-01-23 11:16 pm By Christine Caulfield

The contingency fee regime in Victoria promises class action members “vastly superior” recoveries when compared with class actions financed by commission-paid funders, a new report […]

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Russian citizen hit with first-ever cyber sanctions over Medibank breach
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2024-01-23 1:45 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The federal government has used its cyber sanction powers for the first time against a Russian individual identified as responsible for an attack against private […]

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Judge discontinues council class action against insurer JLT, won’t pause clock
Class Actions 2024-01-22 11:51 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has discontinued a class action by Victorian councils against insurer JLT Risk Solutions, but has departed from the decisions of two other judges […]

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CBA class action judge may weigh impact of two failed shareholder cases
Securities 2024-01-22 11:10 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Awaiting judgment in Federal Court class actions by shareholders over its money laundering risk disclosures, the Commonwealth Bank will ask the court to reopen the […]

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