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‘Regulatory vacuum’ means no funded class actions for a year, inquiry told
Class Actions July 24, 2020 10:27 pm By Alison Eveleigh

An Australian litigation funder has warned a parliamentary inquiry into class actions that there is unlikely to be any funded class actions filed for up […]

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Sparke Helmore hits back at $1M negligence lawsuit by Shoal Bay developer
Sparke Helmore July 23, 2020 5:59 pm By Alison Eveleigh

National law firm Sparke Helmore has denied allegations in a $1 million negligence lawsuit that it failed to properly advise a Shoal Bay property developer […]

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Law firm doesn’t have to hand over client files for potential class action
Class Actions July 23, 2020 9:21 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A national law firm has dodged an application for access to the files of its current and former clients brought by lawyers investigating a possible […]

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Uber fails in second bid to put brakes on taxi driver class action
Class Actions July 22, 2020 3:42 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Uber has lost its latest challenge to a landmark class action that alleges the ride-sharing giant engaged in a conspiracy to steal business from taxi […]

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CBA unit admits to misleading calls in ASIC case over MySuper accounts
Financial Services July 22, 2020 4:13 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Commonwealth Bank’s wealth management unit Colonial First State has admitted misleading conduct in certain calls to superannuation members, but has otherwise denied claims by the […]

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Finance experts recruited to advise ‘complex’ $17M tax fraud, police say
Tax July 22, 2020 9:04 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Federal police have charged 12 members of an alleged sophisticated criminal syndicate, including construction industry figure George Alex, which authorities say enlisted the help of […]

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Judge slams opt out notice, ‘disturbing’ funder letter in Suncorp class action
Class Actions July 21, 2020 10:40 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A judge overseeing a class action against Suncorp over alleged conflicted remuneration has questioned a proposed opt out notice telling group members they should sign […]

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Woolworths denies class action claims as underpayments blow out to $390M
Class Actions July 21, 2020 6:08 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Despite admitting that it underpaid workers to the tune of $390 million, supermarket giant Woolworths has denied underpayment claims levelled against it in a class […]

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ASIC pushes for $15M fine in NAB ‘Introducer’ case, but judge questions scope of investigation
Financial Services July 20, 2020 9:21 pm By Alison Eveleigh

ASIC has called for a $15 million penalty against National Australia Bank over its scandal-ridden ‘Introducer’ loan referral program, but a judge has questioned the […]

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What solicitors love and loathe about the barristers they brief
Business of Law July 17, 2020 9:49 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Working with barristers can be inspirational or infuriating, according to the solicitors who brief them. While regular communication and mutual engagement will see the relationship […]

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