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Law firms set stage for Boral class action beauty parade
Class Actions July 7, 2020 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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Barristers say virtual hearings should not become the new normal
Coronavirus July 1, 2020 9:19 pm By Miklos Bolza

The courts are to be congratulated for swiftly adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic by introducing virtual hearings, but barristers told Lawyerly they were raring to […]

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Judge scolds law firms behind competing Boral class actions
Class Actions June 29, 2020 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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Lead applicant breaks down during cross-examination in Ford class action trial
Class Actions June 19, 2020 4:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicant in a class action against Ford over its allegedly defective PowerShift transmission broke down after being accused of lying under oath during […]

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Ford cars fitted with PowerShift are ‘lemons’, court hears as high-stakes trial revs up
Class Actions June 15, 2020 8:27 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Tens of thousands of Ford cars which contain an allegedly defective transmission system are “lemons”, a court heard on day one of a six-week hearing […]

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Judge slams ‘deficient’ explanation behind $2.9M penalty in ACCC, HealthEngine case
Competition & Consumer Protection June 5, 2020 2:12 pm By Miklos Bolza

A penalty hearing in the ACCC’s case against health booking company HealthEngine over misleading online reviews has been adjourned after a judge criticised the parties’ […]

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‘We must at least try’: Judge says virtual trial will go ahead in Ford class action
Class Actions April 16, 2020 4:55 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Ford has lost its bid to delay an upcoming virtual trial in a class action over allegedly defective PowerShift transmissions, with a judge saying the […]

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‘This is the reality of litigation in Australia’: Class action clashes with Ford over virtual trial
Trials April 9, 2020 9:59 pm By Christine Caulfield

Arguing that the court should not be “baulking at problems that have the potential to occur”, counsel for a class action against Ford is pushing […]

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Federal Court grapples with own practice note in IAG insurance class action
Class Actions March 10, 2020 4:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

With the common fund order tossed in a class action against two IAG entities over allegedly worthless add-on insurance, a Federal Court judge on Tuesday […]

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‘Only I get to use Latin’: Unconscionable conduct claim is in, ‘inter alia’ is out in Suncorp class action
Class Actions December 16, 2019 9:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing a conflicted remuneration class action against Suncorp has allowed the class to bring an unconscionable conduct claim, but put the kibosh on […]

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