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Lloyd’s loses bid for quick dismissal of NAB’s $655M insurance lawsuit
Insurance 2019-09-23 8:46 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Three syndicates of Lloyd’s London have failed in their bid to toss a case brought by National Australia Bank seeking £357 million ($655 million) in […]

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VW reaches in-principle dieselgate agreement with ACCC
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-09-23 2:10 pm By Amelia Birnie

Volkswagen is nearing the end of the road of the dieselgate scandal in Australia, as the car company agrees to an in-principle resolution of enforcement […]

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Judge frowns on ‘moronic approach’ to group member sign-up in Takata class actions
Class Actions 2019-09-05 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 2019-09-03 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 2019-07-25 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 2019-05-24 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 2019-05-09 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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Global insurer Jardine Lloyd Thompson can access names of local councils behind class action
Class Actions 2019-02-21 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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Penalties in VW class actions could be ‘horrendous’, judge says
Class Actions 2018-12-12 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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Surfstitch class action settlement in peril as debate rages over opt-out notice
Class Actions 2018-11-01 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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