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State Street appeals loss to Maurice Blackburn in Fearless Girl dispute
Appeals 2021-06-28 11:59 am By Cat Fredenburgh

US financial services giant State Street has appealed its loss in a lawsuit brought against Maurice Blackburn over the law firm’s use of a replica […]

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In victory for ACCC, Full Court tosses Geowash execs’ ‘ill-founded’ appeal
Appeals 2021-06-23 11:49 am By Miklos Bolza

Two executives of failed car washing franchise Geowash have failed in their attempt to overturn a $2.7 million penalty for overcharging and misleading franchisees, with […]

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Judge tosses plaintiff’s case in first Takata airbags class action to face trial
Class Actions 2021-06-18 11:38 pm By Christine Caulfield

In a major defeat that could affect the fate of six other cases lined up behind it, a judge has dismissed the lead plaintiff’s claims […]

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Lawyer to seek ‘no adverse costs’ order in cartel class action against Facebook, Google
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-06-18 3:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

The self-represented lawyer behind a $1 billion class action against Facebook and Google over a cryptocurrency ad ban has said he will bring the first […]

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ACCC seeks $1.2M penalty against Sumo Power for pricing bait and switch
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-06-17 3:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is seeking a $1.2 million penalty against Victorian electric utility Sumo Power for luring customers with the promise of […]

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Victoria drops out of combustible cladding class actions
Class Actions 2021-06-16 11:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The state of Victoria has opted out of two class actions over allegedly combustible cladding, after agreeing to join as a group member last year. […]

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ACCC will not oppose Woolworths’ planned $552M investment in PFD
Corporate 2021-06-10 3:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

The ACCC has cleared Woolworths’ planned $552 million acquisition of a 65 per cent stake in wholesale food distributor PFD Food Services without the supermarket […]

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Volkswagen asks High Court to toss landmark $125M Dieselgate penalty
High Court 2021-06-10 2:56 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Volkswagen has asked the High Court to throw out a a landmark $125 million penalty over its emissions cheating scandal, the highest ever handed down […]

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Icon, structural engineer WSP added as defendants in Opal Tower class action
Class Actions 2021-06-10 1:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

Opal Tower builder Icon and structural engineer WSP Structures have been joined as defendants in a class action brought by property owners, who have also […]

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Full Court warned sending Epic Games lawsuit against Apple to California would have ‘chilling effect’
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-06-09 4:41 pm By Miklos Bolza

Video game developer Epic Games has asked the Full Federal Court to overturn an “illogical” decision sending its competition lawsuit against Apple to California, saying […]

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