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Funder’s average rate of return a factor in approving class action commission, judge says
Class Actions 2020-07-10 8:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

A litigation funder’s average rate of return on its investment in shareholder class actions was one of a number of factors weighed by a judge […]

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CBA won’t hand over docs to class action without AUSTRAC’s blessing
Class Actions 2020-07-08 9:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has refused to provide sought-after documents to the lead applicants of a joint class action against it until AUSTRAC grants […]

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Law firms set stage for Boral class action beauty parade
Class Actions 2020-07-07 9:45 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Two law firms that filed competing shareholder class actions against construction giant Boral have asked the court to permanently stay the other’s proceeding, after the […]

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Judge scolds law firms behind competing Boral class actions
Class Actions 2020-06-29 8:33 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A judge has scolded the law firms behind competing shareholder class actions against Boral for delaying progress of the proceedings, but may wait until the […]

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Domino’s looks to strike out ‘rolled up, confusing’ underpayments class action
Class Actions 2020-06-09 10:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

Domino’s is seeking to strike out portions of the “rolled up, confusing pleading” in a class action over alleged worker underpayments, saying the case cannot […]

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One case prevails in battle over competing Westpac AUSTRAC class actions
Class Actions 2020-05-12 11:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

A contest of two competing shareholder class actions against Westpac over millions of alleged anti-money laundering breaches has ended with one law firm and its […]

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Common fund order slapped down in Vocus class action
Class Actions 2020-05-04 5:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has declined to make a common fund order in approving a $35 million settlement in a shareholder class action against telecommunications firm Vocus […]

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Judge questions if High Court ruling allows common fund orders at settlement
Class Actions 2020-04-24 11:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge presiding over the settlement approval hearing in a shareholder class action against telecommunications company Vocus Group has questioned whether the High Court’s recent […]

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Westpac class action denied AUSTRAC docs while multiplicity issue unresolved
Class Actions 2020-04-17 3:40 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The second of two class actions brought against Westpac over alleged anti-money laundering breaches has been denied discovery of what the bank claims are commercially […]

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Westpac class action beauty parade is on after new suit filed
Class Actions 2020-03-13 10:45 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Westpac has been hit with another class action over alleged anti-money laundering breaches, teeing up a high-stakes beauty parade over which firm will lead the […]

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