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Top 10 class action settlements of 2021
Class Actions 2022-01-10 7:52 am By Bianca Hrovat

Class action settlement totals skyrocketed to over $900 million last year, and one law firm negotiated the lion’s share, with $672 million in settlements under […]

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Judge ‘taken aback’ by Maddocks’ settlement stance in $30M negligence case
Professional Negligence 2021-12-20 6:25 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Law firm Maddocks has been ordered to pay more than $1.4 million in indemnity costs for “throwing good money after bad” in failing to consider […]

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Law firm must pay $13M for negligence that led to client’s botched Woolworths deal
Professional Negligence 2021-10-29 9:53 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A national law firm has been found liable to pay $13 million in damages for giving negligent advice to a former client that led to […]

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Investors lose joint appeal bid to boost slice of Halifax liquidation assets
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-10-27 3:13 pm By Miklos Bolza

Investors in collapsed stockbroker Halifax Investment Services have failed to overturn decisions in Australia and New Zealand relating to the date of realisation of their […]

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Halifax investors file Full Court appeal to boost recovery
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-09-13 1:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

Approximately 1,000 investors of collapsed stockbroker Halifax Investment Services have challenged a court decision concerning the date of the realisation of their investments which decreased […]

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Westpac’s $30M insurance class action settlement wins court approval
Class Actions 2021-08-09 8:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has given the greenlight to a $30 million settlement in Shine Lawyers’ insurance class action against Westpac and will allow post-settlement registration […]

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Court cuts silk’s fees in Westpac class action
Class Actions 2021-08-09 3:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

The former senior counsel in a settled insurance class action against Westpac has had his fees reduced by $70,000 after the Federal Court heard some […]

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Judge questions ‘extraordinarily large’ legal fees in $30M Westpac class action settlement
Class Actions 2021-07-16 8:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has questioned the legal disbursements sought to be approved in a $30 million class action settlement against Westpac over allegedly excessive life insurance […]

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Westpac class action funder forgoes commission after running out of money
Class Actions 2021-05-18 8:28 pm By Christine Caulfield

The cash-strapped litigation funder that initially agreed to bankroll a class action against Westpac over life insurance premiums will not earn a cent in commission […]

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Judge puts class action lawyers on notice to reduce costs with junior barristers
Class Actions 2021-04-28 3:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has ordered that a referee consider how junior barristers were used in assessing the legal costs in an insurance class action […]

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