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Judge won’t let two class actions against Freedom Foods, Deloitte run in parallel
Class Actions 2021-09-22 1:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has rejected an application by the plaintiffs in two class actions against Freedom Foods and Deloitte to run their cases side-by-side, but said […]

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MIS regime poses ‘real risk’ to consolidating Freedom Foods class actions, court told
Class Actions 2021-09-17 10:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

Recent changes to the law requiring funded class actions to be registered as managed investment schemes have complicated the question of how best to resolve […]

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Contingency fee law to blame for failure of first class action GCO bid
Class Actions 2021-09-16 11:27 pm By Christine Caulfield

A ruling this week that rejected the first application for a group costs order in a class action because the applicants were better off with […]

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Judge rejects first ever bid for contingency fees in class action
Class Actions 2021-09-14 9:57 am By Christine Caulfield

Saying the interests of class action members “must be given primacy”, a judge has rejected the first bid for a group costs order in a […]

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BHP asks High Court to weigh in on inclusion of foreign investors in class action
Appeals 2021-07-05 11:56 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Global resources giant BHP Group is seeking special leave from the High Court to appeal a ruling that rejected its bid to exclude foreign investors […]

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Judge signs off on $112M settlement in Robodebt class action
Class Actions 2021-06-11 11:28 am By Christine Caulfield

Describing the federal government’s income-averaging debt collection program as a “shameful chapter”, a judge has approved a $112 million settlement in the Robodebt class action, […]

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Court urged to reject law firm’s contingency fee bid in ANZ, Westpac class actions
Class Actions 2021-06-03 10:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Victoria Supreme Court judge weighing for the first time an application by a law firm for a percentage cut of recoveries in class actions […]

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BHP loses ‘highly problematic’ bid to exclude foreign investors from class action
Appeals 2021-06-03 10:10 am By Cindy Cameronne

Global resources giant BHP Group has lost an appeal in its fight to exclude foreign investors from a shareholder class action over the 2015 Fundao […]

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BHP tells Full Court class action regime only for Australian residents
Class Actions 2021-05-21 11:41 pm By Miklos Bolza

Global resources giant BHP Group has asked the Full Court to rule foreign investors should be excluded from a shareholder class action over the 2015 […]

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Class actions against Freedom Foods, Deloitte line up for second beauty parade since High Court nod
Class Actions 2021-05-20 10:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

The stage is set for a beauty parade of two shareholder class actions against Freedom Foods and Deloitte, and the judge overseeing the cases has […]

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