Taking banks to court might be crowd pleasing, but not the best use of ASIC’s resources.
ASIC is under pressure to take every significant case to court. But that would delay justice and break its budget.
Justice Perram has decided that some things are more important than quick settlements.
Negotiated deals between ASIC and alleged wrongdoers leave us in doubt as to the reach of the law.
Supporters and opponents of marriage equality demonstrating in front of the Supreme Court.
Americans have rediscovered the Supreme Court, as they do periodically when it's at the center of controversy. With a president who attacks the legitimacy of courts, will their attention be benign?
This court case has potential ramifications for every poker machine in Australia.
A court case against a poker machine manufacturer and casino operator could set a precedent for every poker machine in Australia.
Japanse shipping company NYK pleaded guilty to cartel conduct.
The successful prosecution of the first criminal cartel case may be seen as a vindication of the decision to criminalise cartel conduct.
The Turnbull government’s objectives in seeking to change Section 18C are unclear.
The government has not adequately explained what it is hoping to achieve by changing the wording of Section 18C.
The lead claimant in an equine influenza class action managed to avoid incurring a substantial costs order being made against them.
The failure to regulate litigation funders is becoming more problematic. This is because more funders, particularly from overseas, are entering the Australian market.
Not all the data captured by Telstra on how you use its technology is considered ‘personal information’.
The Federal Court has narrowed the definition of what can be deemed "personal information" in any data stored about you.
The Federal Court dismissed the ACCC case against Woolworths.
The ACCC lost a case it brought against Woolworths for how it treated suppliers. It needs to rethink how it tackles such cases.
Attorney-General George Brandis has again lost a bid to prevent his ministerial diary from being released under FOI.
The FOI request was one a first year law student could complete - instead, the courts have been tied up with political game-playing.
Long Island gallerist Glafira Rosales (left) sold fake paintings to Knoedler director Ann Freedman (right), who then turned them around for millions. Was Freedman aware that they were fakes?
What, exactly, was going on at the Knoedler Gallery in the years leading up to a forgery indictment?
Family Court clients often have specific needs and vulnerabilities.
Merging the back-end operations of Australia's federal courts could have significant implications for the way in which resources are allocated to meet the needs of family courts and their clients.
The decision is a win for 69-year-old Queensland breast cancer survivor Yvonne D'Arcy.
Australia's highest court has ruled a gene mutation linked to cancer cannot be patented, ending a long battle over whether companies can own the rights to genetic material.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell enters the Manhattan Federal Courthouse for the first Deflategate hearing on August 12.
In what's looking more and more like a power grab, the NFL and Goodell may have overplayed their hand.
Challenges to the patents for BRCA mutation tests in Australia and the United States resulted in opposing conclusions.
Recent cases in Australia and the United States and a new case in Canada show how controversial the subject of gene patents is. But technological advances and the cost of patenting may soon mean gene patents…
New laws need to strike a balance between justice and prompting an influx of litigation.
In the early to mid-2000s governments throughout Australia introduced reforms restricting rights to claim for negligence. The tort of negligence and other statutory causes of action, including the prohibition…
The case was brought on behalf of cancer survivor Yvonne D'Arcy.
A Federal Court decision to allow gene patents could open the way for existing patents to be enforced more strongly in Australia…
In Australia, forensic evidence is coming under increasing scrutiny.
FORENSICS AUSTRALIA – Jurors without technical training are frequently required to consider complex forensic evidence. It’s not just a matter of understanding the forensic evidence: in the case of “opposing…
Centro Properties Group’s directors were found to have breached the Corporations Act.
The Centro Properties Group ruling is one of the most significant judgments we have had in the areas of corporate law and corporate governance in a number of years. Federal Court Judge John Middleton ruled…