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Group members to get more than half of $37.75M Estia class action settlement
Class Actions 2021-03-02 3:48 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

More than half of the $37.75 million settlement reached in a shareholder class action against aged care provider Estia Health will be left for distribution […]

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Court finds Megasave made misleading representations to franchisees
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-03-02 11:51 am By Cat Fredenburgh

A court has found national delivery company Megasave Couriers misled franchisees with false promises of guaranteed minimum weekly payments and annual income. Megasave admitted that […]

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Judge OKs $9.5M McMillan Shakespeare settlement despite funder, lawyers taking bulk
Class Actions 2021-02-05 5:29 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A judge has approved a $9.5 million settlement in a class action against McMillan Shakespeare as fair and reasonable, allowing a common fund order and […]

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ACCC secures $83.5M in fines over vehicle shipping cartel
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-02-04 10:43 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Norwegian shipping company Wallenius Wilhlmsen Ocean has been fined $24 million for conspiring to fix the rates charged for shipping vehicles to Australia, bringing the […]

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JPMorgan seeks to shield interview docs in ANZ cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-01-27 9:21 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

While a Federal Court judge recently promised to advance a long-running criminal cartel case against several investment banks and individuals over a $2.5 billion ANZ […]

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Class action accuses Queensland energy generators of ‘gaming’ electricity rates for profit
Class Actions 2021-01-20 10:29 am By Miklos Bolza

A class action brought on behalf of 40,000 customers has been launched against two Queensland energy generators who are accused of ‘gaming’ the energy pricing […]

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Last stop for ACCC as High Court refuses leave to appeal Pacific National, Aurizon deal
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-08 1:34 pm By Christine Caulfield

The ACCC has reached the end of the line in its challenge to Pacific National’s $205 million acquisition of Aurizon’s Acacia Ridge Terminal in Queensland, […]

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$50M settlement resolves class action against Vocation, PwC
Class Actions 2020-11-30 9:07 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A $50 million settlement has been reached in a long-running shareholder class action against defunct vocational training company Vocation that also spawned multiple cross-claims against […]

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Maurice Blackburn defeats case by State Street over Fearless Girl replica
Intellectual Property 2021-02-25 7:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

Law firm Maurice Blackburn has successfully defended a consumer law and intellectual property lawsuit brought over its use of a replica of the famous Fearless […]

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44-count indictment filed in ANZ criminal cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-02-18 2:57 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Forty-four charges have been outlined in a long-awaited indictment in a criminal cartel case over a $2.5 billion ANZ share placement, including 29 charges against […]

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