Two First Nations Elders will argue in court the Australian government has a duty to cut greenhouse gas emissions to ensure their homeland and people are protected.
The combination of community activism, journalistic investigation, political scrutiny and the legal aid system has ultimately provided a remedy to the victims.
Arbitration trials don’t always result in equal justice.
The court narrowly ruled that employees who sign arbitration agreements can’t bring class action suits over unpaid wages.
Should convenience come at a cost?
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A recent ban on charges for paying by credit or debit card could open the door to legal action for surplus fees paid in the past.
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.
The Great Southern case was Victoria’s largest ever class action and involved 22,000 group members and individual plaintiffs.
The failed Great Southern class action, which saw lawyers receive substantially more compensation than victims, could be seen as making the case for contingency fees. The Productivity Commission recently…
The Great Southern class action was one of numerous shareholder class actions to have taken place this year.
Shareholder class actions have become a prominent aspect of the Australian litigation landscape, with suits against blue chip Australian corporations such as Centro, NAB and Telstra. But what do shareholder…