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Judge says settlement offers should operate as bulwark against costs in class actions
Class Actions 2024-02-09 10:10 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has held that there could be favourable costs consequences for Carnival if its rejected $15 million settlement offer in the Ruby Princess class […]

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Ruby Princess class action rejected $15M settlement offer, court told
Class Actions 2024-02-05 4:11 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Cruise ship operator Carnival PLC has flagged a bid for indemnity costs after the lead applicant in a class action over a COVID-19 outbreak aboard […]

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COVID-19 aged care class actions put on ice pending criminal trials
Class Actions 2024-02-01 3:40 pm By Sam Matthews

Still in the dark about insurance coverage and seeking to stem the flow of cash, two class actions against Heritage Care and St Basil’s over […]

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Businesses should brace for roll-on effects of COVID-19, says insolvency expert
Restructuring & Insolvency 2024-01-23 11:30 pm By Cindy Cameronne

COVID-19 lockdowns may have ended years ago but the impacts on small businesses are only now being seen, with larger companies likely to suffer a […]

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Anglicare denies duty of care to family members in COVID-19 outbreak class action
Class Actions 2024-01-17 2:51 pm By Sam Matthews

Aged care provider Anglicare has hit back at a class action filed on behalf of 25 people whose loved ones died during a COVID-19 outbreak […]

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‘You’re being very dramatic’: Judge hears of vaccine developer’s ‘life and death’ fight with uni
Employment 2024-01-16 11:06 pm By Sam Matthews

A court fight has broken out between a vaccine developer and South Australia’s Flinders University over the supply of mice and access to a lab […]

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Legal watchdog can seek orders against anti-vax lawyer
Legal Ethics 2023-12-08 5:17 am By Cindy Cameronne

The Council for the Law Society of NSW can seek disciplinary findings against a solicitor who was previously banned over social media posts encouraging people […]

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High Court overturns class action waiver finding in Ruby Princess case
Class Actions 2023-12-06 10:50 am By Cindy Cameronne

The High Court has overturned a ruling that barred foreign passengers from a class action over the ill-fated Ruby Princess cruise in 2020, finding a […]

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Court OKs 30% GCO for law firm running hotel quarantine class action
Class Actions 2023-11-30 11:27 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The firm behind a class action over Victoria’s COVID-19 hotel quarantine debacle has won a group costs order providing for a 30 per cent contingency […]

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‘Pandemic has passed’: FWC finds employees can be forced back to office
Employment 2023-11-21 4:21 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Fair Work Commission has found that a salary packaging provider had “reasonable business grounds” to force workers back to the office, rejecting an employee’s […]

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