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7-Eleven says courts have no power to ever make a common fund order
Class Actions 2020-10-27 11:51 pm By Christine Caulfield

The High Court’s majority reasoning in the decision nixing common fund orders at an early stage of a class action leads “inexorably and inevitably” to […]

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Law firm investigating expanded Crown class action amid anti-money laundering probe
Class Actions 2020-10-23 10:23 pm By Christine Caulfield

Maurice Blackburn is looking at potentially expanding its shareholder class action against Crown Resorts after it emerged at the NSW gaming authority inquiry that the […]

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Contradictor in 7-Eleven class action backs court’s power to make CFOs
Class Actions 2020-10-20 3:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

A contradictor appointed in two class actions against 7-Eleven will argue before the Full Federal Court that the court has power both in equity and […]

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A tale of two class actions: Helmed by same legal team, Murray Goulburn, Banksia cases chart different paths
Feature 2020-10-05 5:14 pm By Christine Caulfield

In August, the judge overseeing a Federal Court class action against dairy cooperative Murray Goulburn asked the parties to advise him whether the case should […]

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Murray Goulburn class action judge considered revisiting case in light of Banksia scandal
Class Actions 2020-09-29 11:56 pm By Christine Caulfield

The judge overseeing a settled class action against Murray Goulburn, which earned millions of dollars for the same legal team accused of serious misconduct in […]

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Full Federal Court to rule on common fund order question in 7-Eleven class actions
Class Actions 2020-09-29 2:47 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court will weigh in on whether common fund orders can be made at settlement in two class actions against 7-Eleven, with a […]

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Prepping large class action for trial no reason for relief from COVID-19 restrictions, top judge says
Coronavirus 2020-09-24 4:14 pm By Christine Caulfield

The need to properly prepare a large commercial class action is not reason enough to relieve lawyers of COVID-19 restrictions aimed at protecting the health […]

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Judge again rejects priority application in Crown Resorts class action
Class Actions 2020-09-23 2:48 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has denied a request to grant priority status to a shareholder class action against Crown Resorts that would have allowed the Melbourne-based legal […]

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Running class action trial from kitchen table ‘preposterous’, court hears
Class Actions 2020-09-18 4:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

Describing as “preposterous” the prospect of running a six-week trial in a class action against Crown Resorts from her kitchen table with three children at […]

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Court approves settlement with ANZ in 7-Eleven class actions
Franchise 2020-08-25 6:18 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has signed off on a settlement that releases ANZ from two class actions by 7-Eleven franchisees that alleged the bank engaged in unconscionable […]

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