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In loss for Herbert Smith Freehills, court says self-represented law firms can’t recover costs
Business of Law February 13, 2020 4:29 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Herbert Smith Freehills cannot recover its costs for successfully representing itself in litigation with United Petroleum over the company’s aborted initial public offering, with an […]

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Judge gives law firms 3 weeks to join a Westpac class action beauty parade
Class Actions January 31, 2020 9:48 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge overseeing the first of what could be many shareholder class actions over Westpac’s anti-money laundering breaches — brought by class action specialists Phi […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2019
Class Actions January 9, 2020 11:21 pm By Christine Caulfield

Companies and other defendants forked over big sums last year to settle more than 20 class actions, with a total of at least $734 million […]

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IMF drops fight over commission in settled Murray Goulburn class action
Class Actions December 20, 2019 9:33 pm By Miklos Bolza

Litigation funder IMF Bentham has thrown in the towel in a battle over its cut of a $42 million settlement in a class action against […]

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$42M Murray Goulburn settlement wins approval, but fight over funder’s cut still on
Class Actions December 6, 2019 2:56 pm By Christine Caulfield

Two months after rejecting the deal because the litigation funder’s cut appeared excessive, a judge has approved a $42 million class action settlement with Murray […]

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Domino’s slammed by judge for ‘ridiculous’ redactions in class action docs
Franchise December 6, 2019 10:02 pm By Christine Caulfield

Pizza chain Domino’s has been blasted for redactions in documents it has produced in a class action over worker pay, with a judge warning the […]

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Funder won’t fight court’s power to vary class action commission
Class Actions November 15, 2019 10:32 pm By Christine Caulfield

Whether judges can alter the terms of litigation funding agreements in class actions is a question that will remain unsettled for now, after litigation funder […]

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Domino’s can’t block funder from viewing unredacted docs in class action
Class Actions November 5, 2019 1:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has rejected an “unusual” confidentiality regime proposed by Domino’s Pizza Enterprises which would have resulted in restricted access to discovered documents for […]

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Funder to fight for Murray Goulburn class action commission, as milk supplier settles second case
Class Actions November 1, 2019 9:48 pm By Christine Caulfield

Murray Goulburn has agreed to pay $37.5 million to resolve the second of two shareholder class actions over its 2016 profit forecasts, as the $42 […]

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Stage set for battle over court’s power to vary class action funding agreements
Analysis October 22, 2019 11:06 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge’s decision refusing to approve a $42 million settlement in a shareholder class action against Murray Goulburn because of a “too high” funder’s commission […]

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