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Not Now, Maybe Later: Group Costs Orders in Fox v Westpac Banking Corporation; Crawford v Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited

Australia - September 17 2021 On Tuesday, 14 September 2021, the Victorian Supreme Court handed down the first decision relating to section 33ZDA of the Supreme Court Act 1986…

Moira Saville, Katya Shliapnikoff, Matthew Swinn

Full Federal Court confirms broad operation of insurer's pandemic exclusion clause

Australia - December 21 2020 On 18 December 2020, the Full Federal Court delivered its judgment in Rockment Pty Ltd t/a Vanilla Lounge v AAI Limited t/a Vero Insurance [2020]…

Moira Saville

High Court rules disappointed cruise passengers can recover for distress

Australia - April 28 2020 In a case with potential implications for class actions arising from Covid-19 travel disruptions, the High Court ruled on Friday that plaintiffs can…

Moira Saville

Storm investors’ class action against ASIC fails: Lock v Australian Securities and Investments Commission [2016] FCA 31

Australia - April 4 2016 Early 2016 saw the failure of the first class action brought against an Australian regulator (in this case ASIC). The 2009 collapse of Townsville…

Chris Murphy, Moira Saville