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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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‘Completely futile’: ASIC resists mediation push from judge concerned about cost of IOOF trial
Financial Services 2021-02-08 12:25 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A judge has ordered ASIC to enter mediation before heading into a “very expensive” trial with an IOOF subsidiary accused of giving shonky advice, over […]

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Hewlett-Packard loses appeal over sales commissions it capped ‘at whim’
Employment 2021-02-19 5:21 pm By Christine Caulfield

IT giant Hewlett-Packard Australia has lost its appeal of a judgment requiring it to cough up $370,000 in unpaid commissions to a former sales executive […]

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‘Risky, illiquid and speculative’: Class action launched over Mayfair’s failed IPO Wealth Fund
Class Actions 2020-12-14 1:03 pm By Miklos Bolza

A class action has been filed against the trustee and responsible entity of the Mayfair Group’s IPO Wealth Fund, which was wound up in September […]

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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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IOOF unit can’t stop ASIC from using royal commission evidence
Financial Services 2020-09-07 6:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

An IOOF subsidiary sued over “bad advice” has failed in its bid to stop ASIC from using documents from the banking royal commission as evidence […]

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BHP can’t pause shareholder class action over Brazil dam failure
Class Actions 2020-03-18 10:18 pm By Christine Caulfield

BHP has failed in a bid to shut down a class action over the Fundao dam failure pending criminal proceedings in Brazil, with a judge […]

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Hewlett-Packard could not cap commissions at ‘whim’, owes ex-sales rep $370,000, court says
Employment 2020-02-04 7:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

IT giant Hewlett-Packard Australia has been ordered to pay over $370,000 in unpaid commissions to a former sales executive after a court found the company […]

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Judge tells AMP units to cooperate in superannuation class action
Class Actions 2019-12-18 7:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge overseeing a consolidated class action against four AMP subsidiaries and two trustees over allegedly excessive superannuation fees has ordered the respondents to coordinate […]

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