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Franchisees fail in their class action against Pizza Hut

Australia - April 4 2016 On 5 February 2016, the Federal Court of Australia in Diab Pty Ltd v YUM! Restaurants Australia Pty Ltd [2016] FCA 43 dismissed the claims made...

Jacqui Bisas, Peta Stevenson

Court approval of Great Southern settlement sees the plaintiffs avoid a comprehensive failure

Australia - December 23 2014 On 11 December 2014, Justice Croft of the Victorian Supreme Court delivered judgment approving the settlement of multiple class actions brought by…

James Apps

Lawyer driven class actions – a potential abuse of process

Australia - March 24 2015 In a judgment handed down just prior to Christmas, the Victorian Court of Appeal has held that it is an abuse of process to commence a class action…

Nicole Parlee, Rebecca Williams

Australian Court allows indirect causation for shareholder claims

Australia - April 26 2016 An investor buys shares in a listed company on market. They do so without reading the company's recently released accounts or undertaking any other…

Roger Forbes, Moira Saville, Laura Stockdale

Effect of liquidator’s disclaimer of a lease

Australia - September 7 2012 The recent decision of the Victorian Court of Appeal in Re Willmott Forests Limited (Receivers and Managers appointed) (in liquidation) [2012] VSCA 202 gives liquidators comfort when disclaiming leases (as the liquidator of a landlord) pursuant to s 568(1) of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (‘the Act’).

Joanne Cameron, Cedric Newcombe