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Surfstitch judge says court can’t drop opt-out notice to class
Class Actions November 16, 2018 11:23 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has rejected a bid by the applicants in two shareholder class actions against online fashion retailer Surfstitch to push forward with a proposed […]

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Motorola to bring copyright claims against Hytera
Intellectual Property November 16, 2018 9:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

Motorola Solutions wants to amend its pleadings in an ongoing patent case against Shenzen-based Hytera Communications to add copyright claims relating to the source code for the radio devices at the centre of the dispute.

‘Sorry’ could have shaved $1M off Alan Jones defamation payout
Defamation November 16, 2018 11:26 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Broadcaster Alan Jones declined an offer to settle a lawsuit alleging he defamed a prominent Queensland family by blaming them for the deaths of 12 people in the 2011 Grantham floods because he would not agreed to the terms of a proposed apology.

Accountants for collapsed Centaur Litigation can’t amend defence
Restructuring & Insolvency November 14, 2018 4:12 pm By Christine Caulfield

The accountants for fraudster Scott Williams, the man behind the multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme Centaur Litigation, lost a bid to amend their defence to limit […]

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Blockbuster defeated again in fight with husband and wife franchisee
Franchise November 14, 2018 9:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

Blockbuster has lost another round in its case against a husband and wife franchisee that sold a store’s assets to a competitor, with a court […]

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Wind farm co. settles class action over bushfire caused by electrocuted crow
Class Actions November 14, 2018 3:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Renewable energy company Infigen Energy has agreed to settle a class action over the January 2017 Currandooley bushfire that was sparked by a crow that […]

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Class members get nothing in $2.6M bushfire class action settlement
Class Actions November 13, 2018 3:08 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A court has signed off on a $2.6 million settlement in a class action against Endeavour Energy and two other companies over the 2013 Mt […]

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Law firm in showdown with ATO over Black Saturday payouts
Class Actions November 13, 2018 11:04 pm By Christine Caulfield

Maurice Blackburn’s battle with the Australian Taxation Office over a tax bill on class action settlements for thousands of Black Saturday bushfire victims went to […]

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Palmer can’t stop Queensland Nickel liquidators from asking after fugitive nephew
Restructuring & Insolvency November 9, 2018 3:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has shot down a bid by Clive Palmer to block the liquidators of Queensland Nickel from making enquiries as to the whereabouts of […]

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ACCC takes Captain Cook College to court for unconscionable conduct
Competition & Consumer Protection November 9, 2018 2:01 pm By Christine Caulfield

Online educator Captain Cook College broke the law when it enrolled thousands of students who accrued $60 million in debt but never finished their courses, […]

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