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Court greenlights $600,000 settlement in class action by members of ‘The Family’
Class Actions 2022-03-29 4:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has signed off on a $600,000 settlement in a class action brought by former members of cult group ‘The Family’ over historical allegations […]

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Law firm can’t slug group members with adverse costs bill in bushfire class actions
Class Actions 2022-03-03 6:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

A law firm that ran two class actions over the St Patrick’s Day bushfires has lost a bid to have group members foot the bill […]

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COVID-19 class action barrister among four new judicial appointments
Courts 2022-03-02 9:29 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A barrister who worked on a class action against two security firms over failures in Victoria’s hotel quarantine program has been appointed to the County […]

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Victorian aged care facilities can’t declass claims in COVID-19 class actions
Coronavirus 2021-12-16 7:53 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Victorian aged care homes accused of “major failures” during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic have lost their bid to declass claims of neglect […]

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Insurer may be dragged into COVID-19 class action against security firms
Coronavirus 2021-06-04 1:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead plaintiff in a class action against security firms Unified and MSS Security over last year’s second COVID-19 wave in Victoria might drag an […]

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Monash IVF raises ‘serious questions’ about validity of class action
Class Actions 2021-02-25 12:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

Fertility clinic Monash IVF says there are “serious questions” about whether a class action that accuses it of destroying viable embryos was validly commenced as […]

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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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Law firm’s ‘overly combative manner’ prompts independent counsel appointment in bushfire class actions
Class Actions 2020-12-11 11:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge will appoint an independent barrister to determine the allocation of settlement proceeds between insured group members and their insurers from two St Patrick’s […]

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Judge slashes law firm’s costs in $10.5M bushfire class action settlement
Class Actions 2020-08-24 5:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has signed off on a $10.5 million settlement in a class action over the 2015 Scotsburn bushfire in Victoria, but slashed the costs […]

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Maddens slammed for fee disclosures in bushfire class action
Class Actions 2020-07-06 2:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

Maddens has once again been criticised for its non-compliant costs agreements, three months after receiving similar feedback from a Victoria Supreme Court judge overseeing the […]

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