Key class action development to drive down costs
The Federal Court has today handed down one of the most significant decisions in recent class action history, approving ‘common fund’ orders which are expected to increase access to justice and decrease costs for claimants.
Time for life insurers to get serious about industry reform
Today’s federal government announcement that it will establish a statutory body to enforce professional standards for financial advisors has again highlighted the toothless nature of the Financial Services Council’s own code of practice, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers said today.
Slater & Gordon sued in $250m+ shareholder class action
Australia’s number one class actions law firm, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, is today filing what shapes as one of the largest shareholder class action in Australian history – against listed law firm Slater and Gordon (SGH).
Friday, 23 September 2016
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Fireworks in ACCC / Volkswagen Federal Court showdown
Lawyers for Volkswagen’s German Head Office have been directed out of the Federal Court today to reconsider their position, after Justice Lindsay Foster described Volkswagen’s conduct as “unacceptable” and “incredibly annoying”, in the case brought by the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission.
Australian regulator ACCC takes Volkswagen to Court
In the biggest blow to Volkswagen’s credibility in Australia since having to face a consumer class action from Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has today filed Federal Court action against the car giant.