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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

Class Actions and the new National Court Framework in Australia

Australia - December 18 2015 On 16 October 2015, the Federal Court issued a consultation draft for its 'Central Practice Note' for the new National Court Framework (NCF), the new…

James Russell, Tony Troiani

Timbercorp: preserving individual defences to related proceedings even after class action is dismissed

Australia - October 27 2015 The Victorian Supreme Court in Timbercorp Finance Pty Ltd (In Liq) v Collins and Tomes[2015] VSC 461 (Timbercorp v Collins & Tomes) has allowed…

Erika Codognotto, Tony Troiani

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

Funder and lawyer: is there scope to play both roles in a class action

Australia - December 23 2014 The Supreme Court of Victoria has held that the proper administration of justice requires that a solicitor and senior counsel with an indirect…

Nick Kelton, Nicole Parlee