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Halifax liquidators’ decision to not realise investments gets court backing
Restructuring & Insolvency April 27, 2020 2:08 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The liquidators of defunct stockbroker Halifax are justified in their decision to refrain from realising existing investments over the protests of some investors, until substantive […]

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Judge OKs notice in Westpac class action foreshadowing ‘expense sharing order’
Class Actions April 2, 2020 10:51 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has approved a notice in a class action against Westpac alerting group members that an “expense sharing order” will be sought by the […]

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Westpac slams Shine’s ‘sales pitch’ in class action opt out notice
Class Actions February 21, 2020 10:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

Westpac has criticised Shine Lawyers for allegedly turning a registration and opt out notice to class action members into a ‘sales pitch’ designed to book-build […]

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Funder to continue backing Westpac insurance class action, for now
Class Actions February 12, 2020 11:43 am By Miklos Bolza

The funder behind a class action against Westpac over allegedly excessive insurance premiums has confirmed that it will continue backing the case despite earlier concerns […]

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Westpac class action on shaky ground after High Court ruling
Class Actions December 19, 2019 6:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

The funder behind a class action against Westpac over allegedly excessive insurance premiums that was at the centre of a successful High Court challenge to […]

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Common fund orders in class actions dealt fatal blow by High Court
Class Actions December 4, 2019 10:12 am By Christine Caulfield

Judges have no power to order all class action members to pay a proportion of a litigation funder’s commission out of their share of a […]

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All eyes on High Court as ruling on common fund orders looms
Feature December 2, 2019 11:24 pm By Christine Caulfield

The High Court is poised this week to issue its judgment in a case challenging the validity of common fund orders in class actions, a […]

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Dick Smith cases to be heard together, after insurance class action plaintiffs drop discontinuance bid
Class Actions October 15, 2019 11:20 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has ordered all proceedings against Dick Smith to be heard concurrently during a marathon three month trial, after the plaintiffs in a shareholder […]

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Ernst & Young strikes out with third party claims against failed LM Investment
Restructuring & Insolvency October 8, 2019 11:47 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Ernst & Young, which is facing a lawsuit brought by the receiver of a managed investment fund overseen by failed financial services firm LM Investment […]

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Dick Smith insurer class action plaintiffs want their own hearing
Class Actions October 4, 2019 7:37 pm By Amelia Birnie

The plaintiffs in an investor class action filed against Dick Smith’s insurers want a separate hearing from four other representative and company proceedings against the […]

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