Class action by primary producers
We acted in a significant $50 million class action claim in the Federal Court. Thirty five farmers Australia wide sued an agricultural machinery manufacturer for crop losses arising from a defective cultivator. The matter involved complex engineering issues relating to policy interpretation, contract law, Trade Practices law and negligent misrepresentation. After mounting a strong defence, we successfully achieved a commercial settlement after six weeks of trial for a relatively nominal contribution by our client.
August 21, 2018
Taylor v Fisher  WASCA 126 Background In our Legal Directions dated 22 March 2017, we reported on the decision of…Continue reading
August 24, 2017
WR Engineering Pty Ltd ATF WR Engineering Trust v Nickola Jancevski  ACTSC 202 Her Honour Ashford AJ recently considered the…Continue reading
October 24, 2018
Currie v Currie [No 3]  WASC 306 Background The parties had been involved in acrimonious litigation for several years, involving…Continue reading