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Judge frowns on ‘moronic approach’ to group member sign-up in Takata class actions
Class Actions September 5, 2019 9:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing a group of class actions against car manufacturers over faulty Takata airbags has questioned a simplified group registration and opt out process […]

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Jardine Lloyd Thompson hit with second class action over excessive premiums
Insurance September 3, 2019 9:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

Insurance broker Jardine Lloyd Thompson is facing a second class action on behalf of local councils claiming it charged inflated premiums. Law firm Quinn Emanuel […]

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Judge promises no ‘mystery tour’ in Takata air bags class actions
Class Actions July 25, 2019 4:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing seven class actions against car makers over defective Takata airbags has shot down the applicants’ opposition to a soft class closure order […]

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Banknote maker CCL Secure wins dramatic cut of $65M judgment in ‘shabby fraud’ case
Appeals May 24, 2019 10:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeals court has slashed a damages judgment against international banknote manufacturer CCL Secure in a case alleging it tricked its Nigerian agent into signing […]

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Ex-Radio Rentals CEO dragged into class action, says he ‘can’t afford lawyers’
Class Actions May 9, 2019 11:13 am By Amelia Birnie

A judge has granted a bid to add former Radio Rentals CEO James Marshall and the beleaguered company’s insurer, AIG Australia, as respondents in a […]

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Penalties in VW class actions could be ‘horrendous’, judge says
Class Actions December 12, 2018 5:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has expressed skepticism of Bannister Law’s plan to hire powerhouse US lawyer Kenneth Feinberg, who oversaw the September 11th victims compensation and BP oil […]

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Global insurer Jardine Lloyd Thompson can access names of local councils behind class action
Class Actions February 21, 2019 9:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

Global insurer Jardine Lloyd Thompson has won access to the identities of local councils suing it in a NSW class action brought by Quinn Emanuel […]

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Surfstitch class action settlement in peril as debate rages over opt-out notice
Class Actions November 1, 2018 8:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

Judges do not have the power to approve a class action settlement without first issuing an opt-out notice to group members, the court-appointed contradictor in […]

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Ex-Sirtex CEO charged with insider trading
Securities September 26, 2018 1:24 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The former CEO of biotech company Sirtex Medical has been charged with insider trading. Gilman Edwin Wong appeared yesterday at the Downing Central Local Court […]

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Sirtex must alert class if cash dips below $80M, judge rules
Healthcare September 28, 2018 10:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Shareholders in a class action against Sirtex have secured an order forcing the life sciences company to notify them of any plan that would see […]

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