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Class action accuses law firm of charging unreasonable fees
Class Actions 2020-09-10 3:26 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A national personal injury firm has been hit with a class action over its allegedly unreasonable legal fees. In proceedings filed in the Federal Court […]

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Judge approves Falls Festival class action settlement, leaves legal fee concerns for later
Class Actions 2020-09-10 4:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Victoria Supreme Court judge has given the greenlight to a $5.7 million settlement in a class action brought by those injured during a 2016 […]

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Judge warns funder against ‘double dipping’ in Ruby Princess class action
Class Actions 2020-09-09 2:06 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge overseeing the Ruby Princess class action has cautioned funders against “double dipping” when seeking payouts from group members, while cruise line Carnival has […]

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Barrister’s delay raises doubts about law firm’s fee agreement in Falls Festival class action
Class Actions 2020-09-04 3:32 pm By Miklos Bolza

An independent costs consultant has raised concerns about the legal costs sought by Maddens Lawyers from a $5.7 million settlement of the Falls Festival class […]

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Judge slashes law firm’s costs in $10.5M bushfire class action settlement
Class Actions 2020-08-24 5:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has signed off on a $10.5 million settlement in a class action over the 2015 Scotsburn bushfire in Victoria, but slashed the costs […]

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Law firm doesn’t have to hand over client files for potential class action
Class Actions 2020-07-23 9:21 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A national law firm has dodged an application for access to the files of its current and former clients brought by lawyers investigating a possible […]

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Breast implants class action targets ‘incompetent’ surgeons
Class Actions 2020-07-07 7:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicants in a class action against The Cosmetic Institute have added 11 cosmetic surgeons to the lawsuit, alleging they conducted breast augmentation surgery […]

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J&J won’t ask judge to recuse himself from pelvic mesh appeal
Appeals 2020-05-15 6:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

Medical device giant Johnson & Johnson has confirmed it will not seek the recusal of a Federal Court judge from a panel overseeing its pelvic […]

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Judges’ schedules to be cleared as court expedites Johnson & Johnson pelvic mesh appeal
Appeals 2020-05-01 4:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

The top judge of the Federal Court plans to clear the schedules of three judges at the start of next year so they can hear […]

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Court wrestles with how toxic foam settlement objectors will be heard
Class Actions 2020-03-26 2:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing the $212.5 million settlement in three toxic foam class actions against the Commonwealth of Australia has been told of at least one […]

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