First investor class action against AMP hits the courts

First investor class action against AMP hits the courts

Updated May 18, 2018 16:30:17 The first of five class actions against embattled wealth-management company AMP got underway in Sydney this morning as law firms compete to take on angry shareholders who have seen the value of their investments plunge. Law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Sullivan is seeking approval from …

‘Charity muggers’ win first round in Appco class action over alleged exploitation

‘Charity muggers’ win first round in Appco class action over alleged exploitation

Posted May 18, 2018 17:40:05 Photo: Jacob Bywater says he wants to make sure he and his former colleagues are compensated. (ABC News: Rebecca Armitage) Related Story: Video shows sales team being forced to simulate sex acts A class action against leading fundraising company Appco Group Australia, over the alleged …

Joel Wilkinson, former Gold Coast Suns player, takes action against AFL over alleged racial abuse, sexual harassment

Joel Wilkinson, former Gold Coast Suns player, takes action against AFL over alleged racial abuse, sexual harassment

Updated May 09, 2018 13:55:18 Photo: Joel Wilkinson alleges he was subjected to discrimination and harassment by AFL and Gold Coast Suns staff. (AAP Image: Joe Castro) Former Gold Coast Suns player Joel Wilkinson will begin legal action against the AFL, seeking compensation for racial abuse and sexual harassment during …

Murray-Darling Basin Plan: Wilderness Society threatens legal action

Murray-Darling Basin Plan: Wilderness Society threatens legal action

Posted May 08, 2018 17:07:48 Photo: An SA environmentalist group has shared concerns with the Murray Darling Basin decision. (ABC Rural: Tom Nancarrow) A South Australian environmentalist group has described the decision to leave the Murray-Darling Basin Plan intact as a “disaster for the River Murray” and has threatened legal …

Palm Island riots: Queensland Government to pay $30m in class action case

Palm Island riots: Queensland Government to pay $30m in class action case

Updated May 01, 2018 16:34:43 The Queensland Government has agreed to pay $30 million to settle a class action in the Federal Court over the 2004 Palm Island riots. As part of the settlement reached with Palm Island residents in late April, the State Government has also agreed to offer …

Royal baby: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge won’t be out of action for long

Royal baby: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge won’t be out of action for long

Posted April 24, 2018 15:01:12 Photo: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have welcomed a third child. (Reuters: Henry Nicholls) Related Story: William and Kate welcome Royal baby boy, fifth in line to the throne Related Story: Here’s why Will and Kate probably can’t go full Kanye when they name …

Scam call threatening elderly with arrest warrant, legal action from the ‘ATO’

Scam call threatening elderly with arrest warrant, legal action from the ‘ATO’

Updated April 23, 2018 12:33:25 Video: Voicemail of scammer’s call left on a mobile phone (ABC News) “Low-life scammers” are doing the rounds once again, targeting elderly residents with threats of legal action and arrest. The automated call, with a robotic man’s voice on the other end of the line, …

Banking royal commission: How ASIC went missing in action with the banks

Banking royal commission: How ASIC went missing in action with the banks

Posted April 23, 2018 06:05:08 First, the recriminations. Then the tough talk. Barnaby Joyce’s admission that he was wrong to oppose a royal commission into banks was quickly steamrolled by Treasurer Scott Morrison’s resolute and defiant shift, quickly upgrading the corporate regulator’s legal arsenal. Admirable maybe, but somewhat belated. Worse …