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Greenwashing, ESG next target for class action firms, says Clayton Utz partner
Class Actions 2023-05-24 11:00 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Class action firms and funders will set their sights on claims related to environmental, social and governance investing, says Clayton Utz’s new litigation partner Matthew […]

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TPG-backed company fleeced in major scam tied to $1B climate deal, court told
Exclusive 2023-05-18 11:00 pm By Cindy Cameronne

TPG-owned Anew Climate has sued an Australian company that allegedly impersonated a US carbon offset developer by using “bogus” emails to unlawfully receive payments under […]

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ASIC targets superannuation fund’s ‘greenwashing’
ASIC 2023-05-02 10:45 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has gone after a superannuation fund over a Facebook post that allegedly overstated the fund’s positive environmental impact. The […]

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Lawyers celebrate ‘pragmatic’ new Chief Justice with ‘big heart’
Courts 2023-03-31 10:13 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The legal industry has praised the historic appointment of Debra Mortimer as the first female Chief Justice of the Federal Court, noting her modern approach […]

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ACCC urged to investigate Etihad for ‘greenwashing’
Climate change 2023-03-23 12:01 am By Cat Fredenburgh

A complaint has been lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission against Etihad Airways for allegedly making false or misleading statements about its greenhouse […]

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Firm must compete to administer $192.5M PTTEP class action settlement
Class Actions 2023-03-22 9:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The law firm that ran a class action over the 2009 Montara oil spill must compete to administer a $192.5 million settlement, with a judge […]

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PFAS class action silk slams upcoming mediation as ‘solemn farce’
Class Actions 2023-03-16 9:57 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A senior barrister acting for a class action over the use of allegedly toxic firefighting foam on military bases has slammed an upcoming mediation as […]

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Montara oil spill class action firm, funder score half of $192.5M settlement
Class Actions 2023-03-03 11:03 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has largely approved the funder’s commission and legal fees to be deducted from a $192.5 million settlement of a class action against oil […]

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First-ever greenwashing case by ASIC targets Mercer Super
Financial Services 2023-02-28 10:28 am By Cindy Cameronne

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has launched the first-ever civil penalty case for greenwashing, alleging Mercer Superannuation misled investors about the sustainability of its […]

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$192.5M oil spill class action settlement gets nod, but firm’s cut to be decided
Class Actions 2023-02-23 2:10 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has approved a $192.5 million settlement in an oil spill class action on behalf of Indonesian seaweed farmers, but the slice for the […]

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