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Funder behind Fair Work class actions a ‘litigation bounty hunter’, Full Court hears
Employment 2020-07-27 9:13 pm By Miklos Bolza

Facing accusations of being a “litigation bounty hunter”, litigation funder Augusta Ventures has made its bid before the Full Federal Court to overturn a landmark […]

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VW carve-out settlement may become more popular as class action scrutiny heats up
Analysis 2020-05-25 8:24 pm By Christine Caulfield

The settlement arrangement resolving five class actions against Volkswagen, which carved out hefty legal fees from the $120 million payout to drivers, could become more […]

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Court suppresses details of Grosvenor, Vannin co-funding agreement
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-05-18 4:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has granted a request from Grosvenor Litigation Services, the funder that backed two class actions against Volkswagen over its emissions cheating scandal, to […]

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In a first, judge says High Court dealt CFOs a total knockout
Class Actions 2020-05-14 6:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has found that the High Court’s landmark ruling last year blocking common fund orders in the early stages of a class action also […]

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Judge greenlights law firm’s $43M payday in VW class actions
Class Actions 2020-05-14 5:46 pm By Alison Eveleigh

After almost five years before the courts, a judge has approved an approximately $120 million settlement of five class actions against Volkswagen over the diesel […]

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ACCC says lower fine ‘appropriate’ in VW appeal of record $125M ‘dieselgate’ penalty
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-05-05 12:58 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission maintains its $75 million settlement agreement with Volkswagen over the emissions cheating scandal was “appropriate”, as VW progresses its […]

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Landmark ruling nixing class closure orders likely to reach High Court
Analysis 2020-04-23 9:10 pm By Christine Caulfield

A ruling Wednesday that struck down class closure orders — a device used by judges in class actions for the past two decades — has […]

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Courts don’t have power to make class closure orders, appeals court says
Class Actions 2020-04-22 6:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeals court has overturned a ruling ordering class closure in seven representative proceedings against car makers over defective Takata airbags, finding courts do not […]

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Judge to approve $127M VW class action settlement, but 25% uplift may be axed
Class Actions 2020-03-26 9:08 pm By Alison Eveleigh

After almost five years of litigation, a Federal Court judge said he will approve a $127.1 million settlement of five class actions against Volkswagen over […]

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Courts criticised for losing sight of justice in Takata airbag class closure challenge
Class Actions 2020-02-19 8:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicants in seven class actions against auto manufacturers over explosive Takata airbags have criticised the courts for losing their way in ensuring justice […]

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