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Contingency fee law to blame for failure of first class action GCO bid
Class Actions 2021-09-16 11:27 pm By Christine Caulfield

A ruling this week that rejected the first application for a group costs order in a class action because the applicants were better off with […]

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Judge rejects first ever bid for contingency fees in class action
Class Actions 2021-09-14 9:57 am By Christine Caulfield

Saying the interests of class action members “must be given primacy”, a judge has rejected the first bid for a group costs order in a […]

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Judge signs off on $112M settlement in Robodebt class action
Class Actions 2021-06-11 11:28 am By Christine Caulfield

Describing the federal government’s income-averaging debt collection program as a “shameful chapter”, a judge has approved a $112 million settlement in the Robodebt class action, […]

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Court urged to reject law firm’s contingency fee bid in ANZ, Westpac class actions
Class Actions 2021-06-03 10:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Victoria Supreme Court judge weighing for the first time an application by a law firm for a percentage cut of recoveries in class actions […]

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Class actions against Freedom Foods, Deloitte line up for second beauty parade since High Court nod
Class Actions 2021-05-20 10:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

The stage is set for a beauty parade of two shareholder class actions against Freedom Foods and Deloitte, and the judge overseeing the cases has […]

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Judge baulks at law firm’s $13.8M bill in settled Woolworths class action
Class Actions 2021-05-20 9:24 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has refused to sign off on $13.8 million in fees sought by law firm Maurice Blackburn as part of a $44.5 million settlement […]

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$112M Robodebt class action settlement has ‘bigger set of losers’ than normal, court hears
Class Actions 2021-05-07 10:12 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court-appointed contradictor has asked for changes to a $112 million settlement in the Robodebt class action against the federal government, saying it is unfair […]

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Judge signs off on $38.4M settlement in Estia Health class action
Class Actions 2021-05-07 12:16 pm By Christine Caulfield

A $38.4 million settlement in a shareholder class action against aged care provider Estia Health has been given the greenlight by a Federal Court judge, […]

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Judge ‘troubled’ over fairness of $112M Robodebt class action settlement
Class Actions 2021-05-06 10:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing the Robodebt class action has raised concerns about the fairness of a $112 million settlement in the case, which will provide no […]

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Judge mulling $38.4M Estia settlement hears class closure rulings ‘plainly wrong’
Class Actions 2021-05-04 2:49 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge weighing a $38.4 million settlement in a shareholder class action against aged care provider Estia Health has been told that two NSW Court […]

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