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Judge warns RCR Tomlinson class actions to ‘get their act together’, says litigation funding ‘not rocket science’
Class Actions August 9, 2019 8:04 pm By Amelia Birnie

The plaintiffs in three competing RCR Tomlinson shareholder class actions have been told to “get their act together” by the judge who forcibly consolidated their […]

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Surfstitch, shareholders to make ‘last, final attempt’ at class action settlement
Class Actions August 9, 2019 8:07 pm By Amelia Birnie

The parties in two shareholder class actions brought against online fashion retailer Surfstitch will make one “last, final attempt” to resolve the proceedings in mediation […]

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Sydney Opal Tower class action will be ‘resolved expeditiously’, judge says
Class Actions August 9, 2019 4:47 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has promised the parties in the Sydney Opal Tower class action that the matter will be “resolved expeditiously”, despite the plaintiff’s concerns that […]

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Linfox appeals $45M fuel tax fight to Full Federal Court
Tax August 8, 2019 10:56 pm By Amelia Birnie

Australian logistics company Linfox has taken its $45 million fuel tax credit challenge to the Full Federal Court, arguing its trucks are being over-taxed on […]

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High Court upholds sacking of public servant over tweets
Employment August 7, 2019 5:13 pm By Amelia Birnie

The High Court has unanimously upheld the validity of the Australian Public Service code of conduct, after a former public servant mounted a freedom of […]

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Class action alleges Cosmetic Institute director was mastermind behind ‘one size fits all’ breast surgery
Class Actions August 7, 2019 8:11 pm By Amelia Birnie

The plaintiffs in The Cosmetic Institute class action over allegedly botched breast implants will argue a former director of the company was the mastermind behind […]

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‘Nothing more than a witch hunt’: Clive Palmer agrees to multimillion dollar Queensland Nickel settlement
Restructuring & Insolvency August 6, 2019 8:20 pm By Amelia Birnie

Mining magnate Clive Palmer says he feels “vindicated” after reaching a multimillion dollar settlement that resolves the majority of claims brought against him following the […]

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Judge approves walkaway settlement in St Patrick’s Day bushfire class action
Class Actions August 6, 2019 6:50 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has signed off on the walkaway settlement reached in one of four St Patrick’s Day bushfire class actions filed by Maddens Lawyers, noting […]

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Judge finds ‘seriously arguable’ case that CFMEU organised wharfies ‘go slow’
Employment August 6, 2019 11:55 am By Amelia Birnie

Australian stevedoring company DP World has won an interim bid to stop a “go slow” at its container terminal in the Port of Melbourne, after […]

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RCR Tomlinson class actions to be consolidated whether parties ‘agree or not’
Class Actions August 5, 2019 6:15 pm By Amelia Birnie

The judge overseeing three competing shareholder class actions brought against RCR Tomlinson has refused to entertain a beauty contest, instead deciding to consolidate the proceedings […]

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