2013

Monday, 28 October 2013
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
Shareholder class action looms for Treasury Wine Estates as millions of bottles of wine go to waste Leading litigation funder, IMF (Australia) Ltd, and Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, Australia's most successful class action litigator, today announce the funding of a class action against ASX-listed global wine merchant, Treasury Wine Estates Ltd ("Treasury Wines").
Monday, 21 October 2013
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
Maurice Blackburn’s Michelle James wins top law award Maurice Blackburn Lawyers have today congratulated Principal Michelle James on receiving the Queensland Law Society's Agnes McWhinney Award on Saturday night.
Thursday, 17 October 2013
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
Legionella review highlights improved monitoring needed Maurice Blackburn Lawyers have today welcomed Queensland Health's report into the Wesley Hospital legionella outbreak, saying the review had highlighted inadequacies in current hospital practices regarding legionella detection and monitoring that could put patients at risk.
Thursday, 17 October 2013
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
Vic Govt fails to consult over proposed new ‘inhumane’ TAC laws The Napthine Government wants to rush through two separate Bills which will strip away the legal rights of Victorian road trauma victims - in particular those who suffer psychological injury after a collision.
Wednesday, 16 October 2013
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
SP AusNet took legal advice that left bushfire victims in the dark The Supreme Court has heard evidence this morning that electricity company SP AusNet obtained specific advice from Freehills as to what to tell landowners before it put up 'dummy' conductors for its defence of the Kinglake-Kilmore East Black Saturday class action.
Tuesday, 15 October 2013
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
SP AusNet email admits property access could be a “showstopper” The Kinglake Kilmore-East Black Saturday bushfire class action has today heard evidence today that internal SP AusNet emails had stated that "the property owner relationship could be a showstopper".
Monday, 14 October 2013
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
SP AusNet bushfire class action evidence under impropriety cloud The scientific evidence that electricity company SP AusNet has based its Black Saturday bushfire class action defence on, may be excluded for being improperly obtained.
Thursday, 10 October 2013
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
Cash Converters to face pay-day lending class action claims Australia's biggest payday lender, Cash Converters, is at the centre of claims it has illegally exploited thousands of financially struggling Australians by imposing charges that far exceed the legal interest limits.
Wednesday, 9 October 2013
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
Australia Post members in Vic punished for not supporting EBA negotiations – CEO facing legal action Australia Post and its CEO Ahmed Fahour are facing legal action in the Federal Court of Australia over their decision to single out Victorian union members and cut their entitlement to payroll deductions for union membership fees.
Monday, 7 October 2013
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
Motorcyclists start campaign to ease traffic congestion and improve safety Australia's motorcycling community has joined forces with road safety advocates Maurice Blackburn in an online-campaign to urge State and Territory Governments to give the green light to 'lane filtering' to ease traffic congestion.
Monday, 30 September 2013
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
Deadline for Air Cargo cartel victims to sign up for compensation Australian businesses that paid more than AUD$20,000 for airfreight between 2000 and 2007 must register by 15 November 2013 to participate in any settlement of what is shaping up to be Australia's largest cartel class action.
Friday, 27 September 2013
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
Court win for wrongful imprisonment of children NSW Police have unlawfully imprisoned a large number of young people over the past several years, the Supreme Court found today, in the class action Konneh v State of NSW, jointly run by the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) and Maurice Blackburn.