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Judge wants to avoid ‘behemoth’ trial in $500M combustible cladding class action
Class Actions 2020-12-14 2:38 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A judge overseeing two class actions over allegedly flammable combustible cladding used in buildings throughout Australia says he will likely keep the trials separate to […]

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Victoria, Queensland join $500M combustible cladding class actions
Class Actions 2020-11-26 4:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

The states of Victoria and Queensland have joined two class actions over allegedly combustible cladding as group members, with the claims in the proceedings now […]

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Litigation funder wins appeal over security for costs in Fair Work class actions
Employment 2020-11-10 2:25 pm By Christine Caulfield

Litigation funder Augusta Ventures has won its challenge to a landmark ruling that it pay $3.1 million in security for the costs of two Fair […]

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Court approves one of the first video opt out notices in a class action
Class Actions 2020-10-30 10:12 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has approved what is thought to be only the second ever audio-visual opt out notice in a class action, a move that […]

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Partial success for Moray & Agnew in ‘fruit of the action’ lien fight with Probuild
Construction 2020-09-10 12:11 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Moray & Agnew has partially won its bid to reclaim over $260,000 in unpaid costs after its client was wound up amid a long-running legal […]

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Funder behind Fair Work class actions a ‘litigation bounty hunter’, Full Court hears
Employment 2020-07-27 9:13 pm By Miklos Bolza

Facing accusations of being a “litigation bounty hunter”, litigation funder Augusta Ventures has made its bid before the Full Federal Court to overturn a landmark […]

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‘Harsh and draconian’: Judge shoots down bid for class closure in combustible cladding action
Class Actions 2020-06-01 8:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has dismissed a “harsh and draconian” class closure order sought by German cladding manufacturer 3A Composites in a class action against it over […]

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3A Composites fights for class closure order in combustible cladding action
Class Actions 2020-05-19 4:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

German cladding manufacturer 3A Composites is pushing forward with a bid to close a class action over allegedly combustible cladding to registered group members, arguing […]

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Judge scolds parties for delaying funder’s landmark appeal by three months
Appeals 2020-03-05 1:34 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Litigation funder Augusta Ventures has had its appeal of a groundbreaking ruling that put it on the hook for security for costs in a Fair […]

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Combustible cladding class action gets makeover
Class Actions 2020-02-27 5:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicant in a class action over allegedly combustible cladding has been ordered to immediately pay the defendants’ costs that were thrown away by […]

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