The High Court’s ruling Wednesday that judges have no power to issue a common fund order in the initial phases of a class action does not bind them after a settlement has been reached, a Federal Court judge said Friday.
Two months after rejecting the deal because the litigation funder’s cut appeared excessive, a judge has approved a $42 million class action settlement with Murray Goulburn while the funder keeps up the fight over its commission.
A judge has given the green light to a $1.5 million settlement in a long-running class action against ANZ alleging it slapped customers with illegal fees, with group members expected to get no more than $100 and potentially walking away with “substantially less” than this.
There is a “reasonable chance” that two shareholder class actions against failed electronics retailer Dick Smith will settle by February of next year, group members have learned.
Burger chain MOS Burger Australia has paid $1.12 million in outstanding wages owed to former workers, following an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Two key witnesses from JPMorgan have been grilled by lawyers for three major investments banks named in a high-stakes criminal cartel case as the banks seek to cast doubt on how the ACCC gathered evidence during its almost two-year cartel investigation.
The construction company behind Sydney’s Opal Tower has filed a cross claim seeking $30 million from structural architect WSP Structures over its allegedly faulty building design.
A judge has rejected an application sought by the plaintiffs in two recently settled class actions against online shopping retailer SurfStitch to keep an independent report into legal costs under wraps, after expressing concerns a confidentiality order would not be in the interests of open justice.
Melbourne-based fintech company ISignthis is taking the Australian Stock Exchange to court for refusing to lift the suspension of its shares and allegedly digging for confidential information to “find a problem”.
Coles has agreed to pay about $5.25 million to dairy co-operative Norco after an investigation by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission found the supermarket giant failed to pass on the full price rise it charged consumers for Coles-branded fresh milk as it promised to do.
What started out as a directions hearing Wednesday to set a date for trial in a case against a group of Hall Chadwick partners brought […]
The end of the common fund order is a setback for class actions that will see a revival of the days of closed proceedings, costly […]
Judges have no power to order all class action members to pay a proportion of a litigation funder’s commission out of their share of a […]