A recurrent theme in the testimonies of Residential School survivors is how their cultural and linguistic identities were adversely affected.
With up to 10 million plaintiffs, a successful class action against Optus over its identify data breach could easily be worth billions of dollars.
The destruction of IAP residential school records and media reports that continually emphasize compensation will ensure that if remembered, the process will be remembered through a colonial gaze.
The government will repay interest and collection fees. What it hasn’t agreed to, yet, is the payment of damages.
In a landmark case in the Netherlands, the courts have ordered the government to cut carbon emissions. A similar strategy would be difficult in Australia, but other legal options could bring change.
Robodebt isn’t slowing down, and its being augmented with other ways of belittling beneficiaries.
The government’s claim that its automated debt notice system is legal has never been tested in open court.
Class action is a newish feature within South Africa’s legal landscape. Cases such as the silicosis matter are likely to influence many more.
South Africa is seeing a growing body of class action.
ASX rules and other legislation state that companies must disclose any information that could affect the price or value of shares.
The case provided a platform to lay bare the ugly reality of conditions in detention, and the role of the Commonwealth and its contractors in producing and sustaining those conditions over many years.
The failure to regulate litigation funders is becoming more problematic. This is because more funders, particularly from overseas, are entering the Australian market.
Representatives of Namibian communities affected by the 1904-1908 genocide have filed a class action against Germany in the US seeking reparations for atrocities committed by Imperial Germany