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High Court grants Western Power special leave in bushfire class action
High Court 2022-03-22 2:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

The High Court will hear a challenge by Western Power to an appeals court judgment which found that the state-owned electricity supplier breached its duty […]

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Class action members guaranteed more than 70% in first case giving lawyers slice of the pie
Class Actions 2022-02-08 2:47 pm By Christine Caulfield

The first order allowing plaintiffs lawyers to take a cut of the proceeds of a class action will guarantee group members in a case against […]

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Judge makes first class action order giving law firm cut of proceeds
Class Actions 2021-12-02 10:24 am By Cindy Cameronne

Saying the funding arrangement would eliminate the possibility that legal costs ate up the majority of any return to group members, a judge overseeing a […]

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Group costs order not ‘appropriate or necessary’ in G8 shareholder class action, court told
Fiona Forsyth 2021-11-26 9:53 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge hearing the second ever application for a group costs order in a shareholder class action against early childhood education provider G8 Education has […]

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Tips from 10 prominent silks on nailing the first court appearance
Courts 2021-11-25 1:03 pm By Miklos Bolza

As the courts open up after 18 months of online hearings, junior barristers who were recently called to the bar may be apprehensive at the […]

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Western Power can’t palm legal costs onto Thiess for bushfire class action loss, court finds
Class Actions 2021-11-05 2:20 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Western Power is not entitled to palm off the legal costs of defending a class action after an appeals court found it was negligent in […]

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MIS regime poses ‘real risk’ to consolidating Freedom Foods class actions, court told
Class Actions 2021-09-17 10:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

Recent changes to the law requiring funded class actions to be registered as managed investment schemes have complicated the question of how best to resolve […]

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Westpac’s profits relevant, judge says in imposing $3M fees-for-no-service penalty
Financial Services 2021-07-22 9:35 pm By Christine Caulfield

Westpac has been ordered to pay $3 million after two subsidiaries admitted misleading hundreds of superannuation customers about the financial adviser fees they were charged, […]

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Western Power partly liable for 2014 Perth Hills bushfire, appeals court rules
Class Actions 2021-07-05 6:00 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Western Power was negligent in causing the January 2014 Perth Hills bushfire which destroyed 57 homes, an appeals court has found, putting the state-owned electricity […]

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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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