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‘Regime has provided access to justice’: Judge OKs $56.3M Colonial class action settlement
Class Actions 2022-06-20 2:59 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has signed off on a $56.3 million settlement in a class action against wealth manager Colonial First State that will see Maurice Blackburn […]

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Albanese government welcomes class action funder’s defeat of MIS regulation
Class Actions 2022-06-17 10:48 pm By Christine Caulfield

The federal government said Friday it would consider the implications of an appeals court’s finding that the managed investment scheme structure was unsuited to class […]

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Full Court finds class actions are not managed investment schemes
Class Actions 2022-06-16 10:43 am By Cindy Cameronne

In a significant victory for litigation funders, the Full Federal Court has found that funded class actions are not managed investment schemes subject to regulatory […]

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Judge slams Andrews government for ‘opaque cover-up’ in hotel quarantine class action
Coronavirus 2022-06-07 6:45 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has criticised the Andrews government for withholding information about the alleged transmission of COVID-19 to a security guard working in hotel quarantine in […]

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MIS regime ‘just cannot work’ for class action funding arrangements, court told
Class Actions 2022-05-25 10:46 pm By Christine Caulfield

A litigation funder challenging a decision underpinning recently enacted rules that require class actions to be registered as managed investment schemes told an appeals court […]

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Andrews government tries again to strike out hotel quarantine class action
Class Actions 2022-05-18 9:30 pm By Sam Matthews

The state of Victoria has asked a court to strike out a class action alleging lapses in its hotel quarantine program caused businesses to suffer […]

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Law firm wants 25% of $56.3M Colonial class action settlement
Class Actions 2022-05-02 3:14 pm By Christine Caulfield

Law firm Maurice Blackburn will ask a court to approve $14.5 million in costs for running a class action against Colonial First State that has […]

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‘Pretty unsatisfactory’: Judge sceptical of Colonial plan to stick ATO with settlement distribution
Class Actions 2022-04-22 1:34 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has expressed doubts over Colonial First State’s plan to pass on part of its duties to the ATO in distributing a $56.3 million […]

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Judge to appoint costs referee in $56.3M Colonial First class action settlement
Class Actions 2022-04-06 3:33 pm By Sam Matthews

Continuing a recent trend in class actions, a judge will appoint a referee to weigh in on Maurice Blackburn’s costs in a $56.3 million settlement […]

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Colonial First State settles MySuper class action for $56M on eve of trial
Class Actions 2022-04-04 2:59 am By Christine Caulfield

Colonial First State will pay $56.3 million to settle a class action that accused the wealth management group of delaying the transfer of $3.2 billion […]

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