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Litigation funder not on hook for costs in failed Airservices class action
Class Actions 2021-03-31 3:01 pm By Christine Caulfield

The litigation funder that backed a dismissed employment class action against aviation service provider Airservices Australia has successfully argued that it should not bear the […]

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High Court rejects Rinehart’s ‘very odd’ special leave bid in dispute over mining assets
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-03-15 8:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

The High Court has rejected special leave applications by mining magnate Gina Rinehart to appeal a ruling which only partially stayed a legal dispute over […]

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Late opt outs imperil $138M IAG ‘junk insurance’ class action settlement
Class Actions 2021-03-12 4:43 pm By Miklos Bolza

A group of late opt out notices by group members in a class action over IAG insurance, who were egged on in part by a […]

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High Court says ‘no one size fits all’ when it comes to competing class actions
Class Actions 2021-03-10 10:18 am By Christine Caulfield

Judges have power to manage competing class actions by picking a winner in a so-called beauty parade, the High Court has ruled, but there is […]

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Andrews government to seek quick end to COVID-19 class actions
Coronavirus 2021-03-04 11:32 am By Christine Caulfield

The Victorian government will argue for summary dismissal of two class actions filed over the bungled COVID-19 hotel quarantine program said to be responsible for […]

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Law firms await beauty tips as High Court set to rule on competing class actions
High Court 2021-03-03 10:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

The High Court has set a date for handing down its keenly anticipated judgment in a case that challenged the winner of a beauty contest […]

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Court won’t save Greensill from ‘catastrophic’ expiry of $4.6B insurance policy
Insurance 2021-03-02 11:27 pm By Christine Caulfield

Embattled financial services firm Greensill Capital has lost an emergency bid for a temporary mandatory injunction that would have forced its insurer to renew trade […]

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Concerns about courts wading into funding commission rates ‘exaggerated’, judge says
Class Actions 2021-01-29 10:08 pm By Christine Caulfield

Concerns behind criticism that courts aren’t equipped to assess a class action funder’s commission are exaggerated, and the fixing by judges of reasonable remuneration, at […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2020
Analysis 2021-01-12 10:46 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Payouts in class actions in 2020 largely kept pace with the previous year despite the financial strain of the COVID-19 pandemic, with companies and other […]

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Judge OKs IAG class action settlement, rejects funder’s bid to recoup insurance
Class Actions 2020-12-17 3:01 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has signalled his intention to sign off on a $138 million settlement in a class action against IAG and approve a common fund […]

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