A potential class action against the Ruby Princess cruise ship operators is focusing attention on the rise of litigation funders and their motives. Australia must guard against allowing a US-style legal system to take hold, argues Morry Bailes.
Woolworths has been slapped with an employee class action that alleges its underpayment scandal is far worse than the current $300 million estimate.
Cash Converters has agreed to pay $42.5 million to settle a class action against the company on behalf of Queenslanders who took out consumer credit loans with the payday lender.
Car maker Volkswagen has settled multimillion-dollar Australian class actions over the global diesel emissions scandal, which affected about 100,000 vehicles locally and 11 million worldwide.