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Mediation success rates have ‘plummeted’ in COVID era, judge says
Financial Services 2021-04-28 2:14 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has urged parties in a class action against Westpac over superannuation fees to hold an in-person mediation, saying that success rates have “plummeted” […]

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Crown to face first ever oppressive conduct claims in shareholder class action
Entertainment 2021-03-04 9:16 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Crown Resorts is facing the first ever oppressive conduct claims in a shareholder class action which alleges the casino giant had lax anti-money laundering compliance […]

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Judge knocks prominence of cross-claims in notice to Tandem class action members
Employment 2021-03-04 4:01 pm By Christine Caulfield

An opt out notice proposed to be given to group members in an underpayment class action against a unit of labour hire firm Tandem has […]

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Fonterra loses lawsuit seeking to halt use of ‘Bega’ trade mark
Intellectual Property 2021-02-25 8:08 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A judge has rejected Fonterra’s bid to restrain Bega from using the Bega trade mark on packaging for peanut butter and nut products as well […]

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Tandem gets OK to file rare class action cross-claims against group members
Class Actions 2021-02-09 3:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has allowed a unit of workforce delivery firm Tandem to file cross-claims against individual group members in an underpayment class action, in a […]

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A tale of two class actions: Helmed by same legal team, Murray Goulburn, Banksia cases chart different paths
Feature 2020-10-05 5:14 pm By Christine Caulfield

In August, the judge overseeing a Federal Court class action against dairy cooperative Murray Goulburn asked the parties to advise him whether the case should […]

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Property group Cromwell loses discovery bid for case against hostile suitor ARA
Corporate 2020-10-21 11:44 am By Christine Caulfield

Real estate investment giant Cromwell Property Group will not get the court’s help in pursuing a case of “unlawful association” against its largest shareholder, Singapore-based […]

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Tandem unit’s bid to shut down sham contracting class action fails again
Employment 2020-11-30 2:02 pm By Christine Caulfield

A unit of telecommunications contractor Tandem has lost an appeal in its fight over the validity of a sham contracting class action by technicians alleging […]

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‘Solicitors love them’: Judge rails against discovery ‘tsunami’ in class actions
Class Actions 2020-10-15 11:47 am By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing a class action against Westpac over superannuation fees has criticised costly discovery processes that produce a “tsunami of material”, most of which […]

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ISignthis ups damages in case against ASX to $264M
Securities 2020-08-21 10:17 pm By Christine Caulfield

Fintech company iSignthis, which initially sought $27 million from the ASX in a suit alleging the market operator’s suspension of its share led to lost […]

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