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Court OKs $440M settlement in Queensland floods class action
Class Actions 2021-05-03 2:46 pm By Christine Caulfield

A $440 million settlement by the State of Queensland and dam operator Sunwater resolving a class action over the 2011 Queensland floods has been approved […]

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Judge orders $75,000 penalty in ACCC’s case against Jayco
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-05-03 6:43 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has hit caravan manufacturer Jayco with a $75,000 penalty in proceedings launched by the ACCC, finding the company made a false or misleading […]

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Law firm should rethink putting up own solicitor as expert in group costs order bid, judge says
Class Actions 2021-04-30 12:03 pm By Christine Caulfield

The judge overseeing the first ever bid for a group costs order in a class action that will give the plaintiff’s law firm a percentage […]

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Class action accuses Hog’s Breath Café director of using franchisee funds to pay girlfriend
Franchise 2021-04-29 5:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

Restaurant chain Hog’s Breath Café is facing a class action for allegedly misappropriating franchisee funds meant for advertising, including by paying a director’s girlfriend as […]

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Megasave hit with $1.9M penalty for misleading prospective franchisees
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-04-29 3:37 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has imposed a $1.9 million penalty against Megasave Couriers after the delivery company was found to have misled franchisees with false promises of […]

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ACCC threatens regulation to rein in tech giants’ app store dominance
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-04-28 1:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has called on Apple and Google to seize a “window of opportunity” to address the regulator’s concerns about their […]

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ACCC to fight production of JPMorgan witness statements in ANZ cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-04-22 5:02 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge who vowed last year to move a criminal cartel case over a $2.5 billion ANZ share placement to trial “before we all retire” […]

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Dentons adds HSF competition heavyweight to Sydney office
People In The News 2021-04-22 1:24 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Global legal giant Dentons has snagged a Herbert Smith Freehills competition partner with almost 30 years experience at the big six firm for its Sydney […]

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Solomon Lew’s retail giant The Just Group sued for $3.4M in unpaid rent
Real Estate 2021-04-20 1:28 pm By Miklos Bolza

Australian investment management group Fortius Funds Management has taken retail giant The Just Group to court seeking millions of dollars in allegedly unpaid rent for […]

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Google misled users about location data privacy, judge rules
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-04-16 10:29 am By Christine Caulfield

Google misled or is likely to have misled some reasonable users of its Android devices about the digital giant’s use of their location data, a […]

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