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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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‘An order that has never been made before’: Judge preps for contingency fee hearing
Class Actions 2020-11-19 5:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Victoria Supreme Court judge hearing two competing class actions against Allianz Australia over “junk” insurance has asked the parties for feedback on what she […]

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High Court questions power to hold class action contests
Class Actions 2020-11-11 11:57 pm By Christine Caulfield

That a first filed case should be the presumptive winner in a competition between class actions seemed a losing argument before the High Court on […]

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Class action beauty parade takes centre stage at High Court
Class Actions 2020-11-09 10:56 pm By Christine Caulfield

The eyes of class action lawyers will be on the High Court Tuesday as it hears arguments over a judge’s power to choose a single […]

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Amicus to argue against CFO in $138M IAG class action settlement
Class Actions 2020-11-05 4:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

An amicus curiae will be appointed by the court to argue against a common fund order application by the funder backing a class action against […]

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Judge won’t stall opt out notice in AMP class action
Class Actions 2020-08-26 3:41 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A court has given the green light for opt out and registration notices to be sent to group members in a shareholder class action against […]

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Judge to approve $127M VW class action settlement, but 25% uplift may be axed
Class Actions 2020-03-26 9:08 pm By Alison Eveleigh

After almost five years of litigation, a Federal Court judge said he will approve a $127.1 million settlement of five class actions against Volkswagen over […]

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In a first, judge says High Court dealt CFOs a total knockout
Class Actions 2020-05-14 6:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has found that the High Court’s landmark ruling last year blocking common fund orders in the early stages of a class action also […]

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Tips from top barristers on litigating in a virtual courtroom
Feature 2020-04-14 10:14 pm By Miklos Bolza

The novel coronavirus pandemic has forced Australian courtrooms into the virtual world, with many barristers and solicitors litigating via phone or video for the first […]

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