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Judge orders penalties of $1.4M in ASIC’s case against Dover Financial
Financial Services 2021-03-05 6:17 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has ordered that defunct Dover Financial Advisors and its former director pay $1.4 million in penalties for creating a misleading client protection policy […]

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Judge to hear first application for group costs order in ANZ, Westpac class actions
Class Actions 2021-02-24 6:24 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The first ever application for a group costs order will be heard in class actions against ANZ and Westpac, and the judge weighing the application […]

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Judge concerned about law firm’s legal costs in $44.5M Woolworths class action settlement
Class Actions 2021-02-12 12:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has raised questions about an estimated $13.6 million in legal costs to be sought in an upcoming approval hearing on a $44.5 million […]

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Judge OKs $9.5M McMillan Shakespeare settlement despite funder, lawyers taking bulk
Class Actions 2021-02-05 5:29 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A judge has approved a $9.5 million settlement in a class action against McMillan Shakespeare as fair and reasonable, allowing a common fund order and […]

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Funder likens itself to pinata in hearing over $9.5M class action settlement
Class Actions 2021-02-01 7:15 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The funder behind a class action against McMillan Shakespeare has warned against the court beating it up like a ‘pinata’ in a settlement approval hearing […]

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Judge refuses class action’s bid to amend forex cartel case against banks
Class Actions 2021-02-01 3:24 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has sided with five investments banks and rejected a bid to amend a class action alleging a series of cartel agreements to rig […]

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$100M Woolworths shareholder class action set for February hearing
Class Actions 2021-01-20 3:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

Trial is set to begin February 2 in a $100 million shareholder class action against Woolworths over a February 2015 profit downgrade that allegedly led […]

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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 seeks $16M from $112M Robodebt class action settlement
Class Actions 2021-01-11 3:42 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The law firm that led an unfunded class action against the Federal government over the controversial Robodebt scheme will ask the court to approve up […]

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Robodebt judge will have fight on hands if government challenges class action legal fees
Class Actions 2020-12-15 8:01 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The applicant in the settled Robodebt class action has warned a judge he will have a “dispute on [his] hands” if the government presses an […]

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