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Funder’s ‘very large’ cut of $100M AMP class action revealed
Class Actions 2024-05-07 11:01 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The funder of a class action by financial advisers against AMP is seeking a $28.5 million profit from a $100 million settlement, a hefty payout that has prompted the appointment of a contradictor but may survive the scrutiny in light of a recent appeals court decision.

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Funder’s ‘very large’ cut from $100M AMP class action settlement warrants contradictor: court
Class Actions 2024-04-24 2:44 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has appointed a contradictor for an upcoming settlement approval hearing in a class action by financial advisers against AMP over its buyer of last resort policy, saying the funder was taking a “very large” cut of the $100 million settlement. 

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ASIC wins appeal over funeral insurer’s ‘Aboriginal-owned’ representations
Appeals 2024-02-29 11:18 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Federal Court has found it was “abundantly clear” on the evidence before a trial judge that funeral expenses insurance provider ACBG misrepresented to Aboriginal customers that it was Aboriginal owned or managed, but found ASIC contributed to the error with its bad pleadings.

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Rio Tinto shielded by war sanctions from wrath of Russian aluminium producer
Energy & Natural Resources 2024-02-01 4:17 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Russia’s largest aluminium producer UC Rusal has lost a breach of contract lawsuit brought against six Rio Tinto companies after they refused to deliver alumina under a joint venture agreement on the basis that doing so would cause them to run afoul of export sanctions imposed after Russia invaded Ukraine.

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2023
Top 10 Class Action Settlements 2024-01-05 4:07 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Companies and government entities paid out less to settle class actions in 2023 than in the previous two years, with no mega settlements hitting their pocketbooks.

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AMP to pay $100M to settle BOLR class action
Class Actions 2023-11-23 1:58 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

AMP has agreed to pay $100 million to settle a class action by financial advisers over its buyer of last resort policy, after suffering a loss at trial.

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AMP agrees to talks in BOLR class action despite appeal
Financial Services 2023-10-04 3:19 pm By Christine Caulfield

AMP and a group of financial advisers in a class action over changes to the firm’s buyer of last resort policy have agreed to another round of mediation, even as the wealth manager appeals a judge’s liability finding.

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ASIC appeals partial loss in case against funeral insurer
Appeals 2023-10-03 11:31 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has filed an appeal after a judge ordered ACBF Funeral Plans to pay $1.2 million for misleading its First Nations customers, less than one-fifth of what the regulator sought.

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AMP appeals financial advisers’ win in BOLR class action
Appeals 2023-09-27 11:06 pm By Christine Caulfield

AMP has appealed its loss in a class action over changes to its buyer of last resort policy, under which the wealth manager slashed the amount it would pay financial advisers for their books of business.

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ASIC has ‘limited success’ in case against funeral insurer, wins $1.2M penalty
Competition & Consumer Protection 2023-09-05 11:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has order ACBF Funeral Plans to pay $1.2 million for misleading its First Nations customers, a penalty less than one-fifth the fine sought by ASIC.

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