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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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Judge orders change to opt out notice after Maddens lawyer’s ‘misleading’ comments
Class Actions November 6, 2018 3:19 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has ordered changes be made to the opt out notice in three class actions over the 2018 St. Patrick’s Day bushfires in South […]

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Funder’s cut, legal fees in $64M Banksia settlement rejected on appeal
Appeals November 1, 2018 4:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

An appeals court has rejected the funder’s commission and legal fees stemming from a $64 million settlement in litigation over the failure of Banksia Securities, […]

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Judge urges class action lawyers to solve multiplicity problem
Class Actions October 26, 2018 4:45 pm By Christine Caulfield

Blasting the battle of competing class actions as a fight for the “commercial interests” of litigation funders not class members, a judge has called on […]

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ANZ to get ASIC probe docs in $2.5B share placement case
Securities October 26, 2018 10:20 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

ASIC has been given a little over a month to provide ANZ with documents it collected during the course of its investigation into a $2.5 […]

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Woolworths bags $100M shareholder class action
Class Actions October 25, 2018 9:56 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Woolworths has shot back at claims in a shareholder class action that it breached its continuous disclosure obligations, saying the lawsuit doesn’t allege there was […]

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PwC gets court ok to file lawsuit against Vocation
Class Actions October 19, 2018 1:54 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

PriceWaterHouse Coopers has received the green light to launch court action to pursue its cross claims against failed educational training company Vocation. The accounting firm […]

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Judge to rethink Glencore in-house counsel’s access to Cargill deal docs
Agriculture October 15, 2018 9:27 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

An appeals court has ordered the judge overseeing a fraudulent concealment trial over Cargill’s $420 million purchase of the Joe White malt business to reconsider […]

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Global litigation funder moves into Australia
Class Actions October 15, 2018 10:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

A global litigation funder that’s bankrolling some of the country’s largest class actions is planning to put down roots in Australia. Global litigation funder Therium […]

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Clock’s ticking as Unlockd gets deadline for filing case against Google
Competition & Consumer Protection October 15, 2018 11:15 am By Christine Caulfield

Failed digital ad company Unlockd has until the end of the month to set out its competition case against Google or the suit will be […]

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