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‘Time for commercial reality to bite’: Judge orders class closure in Takata air bags class actions
Class Actions 2019-11-01 3:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge overseeing seven class actions against some of the world’s largest car makers over defective Takata airbags has ordered that class closure take place […]

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Litigation funder throws off lawsuit seeking cut of $5M class action fee
Business of Law 2019-10-29 4:07 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Lawfinance, formerly known as Just Kapital, has won summary dismissal of a lawsuit initiated by its founder seeking a piece of the funder’s $5 million […]

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Judge frowns on ‘moronic approach’ to group member sign-up in Takata class actions
Class Actions 2019-09-05 9:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing a group of class actions against car manufacturers over faulty Takata airbags has questioned a simplified group registration and opt out process […]

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ICAP scolded for ‘interlocutory skirmishes’ in employee poaching spat
Employment 2019-08-14 3:57 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has criticised two units of global finance firm TP ICAP Group for “unnecessary and over technical interlocutory skirmishes” as they seek damages from […]

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Judge rejects ‘arguably excessive’ funder’s commission in KPMG class action
Class Actions 2019-07-31 11:52 am By Miklos Bolza

A judge has rejected a proposed common fund order in the settled KPMG class action, saying the funder’s commission was “arguably excessive” and could result […]

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‘Guinea pig’ judge pushes off Country Care cartel trial to next year
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-07-30 9:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

A six-week trial set to start in October in the cartel case against mobility equipment provider Country Care Group has been vacated and rescheduled to […]

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Grant Thornton steps up as contradictor in KPMG class action settlement
Class Actions 2019-07-25 8:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

Accounting firm Grant Thornton has thrown off prior concerns and agreed to take on the dual role of scheme administrator of a confidential settlement by […]

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Judge promises no ‘mystery tour’ in Takata air bags class actions
Class Actions 2019-07-25 4:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing seven class actions against car makers over defective Takata airbags has shot down the applicants’ opposition to a soft class closure order […]

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Judge urges Grant Thornton to consider Chinese wall in KPMG class action settlement
Class Actions 2019-07-22 10:10 pm By Amelia Birnie

The settlement of the Discovery Metals investor class action against KPMG has experienced another setback, after scheme administrator Grant Thornton flagged a potential conflict of […]

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Country Care slams prosecutors for ‘argumentative’, ‘vague’ criminal cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-07-02 9:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

Country Care Group has criticised the DPP for the “argumentative” tone of the notice setting out its criminal cartel case against the mobility equipment provider, […]

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