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Slater & Gordon touts superior track record in battle to lead Beach Energy class action
Class Actions 2022-04-01 6:29 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Two heavyweight plaintiff firms battled it out Friday to run a shareholder class action against Beach Energy, with Shine Lawyers saying it should be rewarded […]

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Full Court ruling on MIS regime may not resolve funding issues in RFG class action, court hears
Class Actions 2022-04-01 4:54 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A case before the Full Court that will revisit the question of whether class actions are managed investment schemes may not resolve all of the […]

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Mercedes-Benz to argue Takata airbags recall was invalid
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-04-01 1:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Mercedes-Benz will defend ACCC proceedings alleging it exposed consumers to serious injury or death by failing to comply with obligations under a compulsory recall of […]

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Insurer on hook for doctor’s costs in breast implant class action
Insurance 2022-03-31 1:59 pm By Sam Matthews

An appeals court has found that Avant Insurance must indemnify a plastic surgeon for his legal bills and the claims of all relevant group members […]

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Class action’s bid for ‘invasive’ search of Merivale’s payroll data fails
Class Actions 2022-03-31 12:42 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has denied an “invasive” bid to search hospitality giant Merivale’s payroll systems ahead of an upcoming mediation in a $129 million underpayment class […]

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Explosion of cost referees in class actions a boon for group members
Class Actions 2022-03-30 2:37 pm By Christine Caulfield

The practice of appointing independent consultants to scrutinise legal costs in class actions has accelerated in the past four years and has resulted in millions […]

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7-Eleven class action lawyer accused of retaliation, deliberate late billing
Class Actions 2022-03-30 9:39 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A solicitor running two franchisee class actions against 7-Eleven “retaliated” against a group member who objected to a $98 million settlement and issued a late […]

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Opal Tower engineer takes insurers to court over class action coverage
Insurance 2022-03-30 1:50 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The structural engineer behind Sydney’s Opal Tower has taken builder Icon’s insurers to court, arguing they should cover its costs in a class action brought […]

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Romeo’s class action settlement issues put approval in doubt, judge says
Class Actions 2022-03-30 6:52 pm By Christine Caulfield

Questions raised about the structure of a settlement of two wage class actions against supermarket chain Romeo’s don’t just threaten to reduce the law firm’s […]

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Star hit with shareholder class action over money laundering compliance
Securities 2022-03-29 5:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Star Entertainment Group has been hit with a shareholder class action for allegedly painting itself as the “cleanskin” of the gambling industry despite alleged lax […]

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