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.


Related Articles

APPEAL DISMISSED IN SOAP DISH CASE

Legal Directions

Taylor v Fisher [2018] WASCA 126 Background In our Legal Directions dated 22 March 2017, we reported on the decision of…

Continue reading

An Employer’s Duty of Reasonable Care is not Strict Liability

Legal Directions

WR Engineering Pty Ltd ATF WR Engineering Trust v Nickola Jancevski [2017] ACTSC 202 Her Honour Ashford AJ recently considered the…

Continue reading

CALDERBANK OFFERS – WA DECISION CONFIRMS KEY PRINCIPLE ON INDEMNITY COSTS

Legal Directions

Currie v Currie [No 3] [2018] WASC 306 Background The parties had been involved in acrimonious litigation for several years, involving…

Continue reading