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MIS regime poses ‘real risk’ to consolidating Freedom Foods class actions, court told
Class Actions 2021-09-17 10:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

Recent changes to the law requiring funded class actions to be registered as managed investment schemes have complicated the question of how best to resolve […]

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‘Fruits of victory’ can’t be denied pending insurer’s class action indemnity appeal
Insurance 2021-09-17 6:51 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Avant Insurance has lost a bid to pause an order that it pay $371,000 in the legal costs of a surgeon facing a class action […]

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Insurer must cover breast implant doctor’s class action defence costs
Insurance 2021-07-06 1:29 pm By Christine Caulfield

A surgeon facing class action claims from breast implant patients of the defunct The Cosmetic Institute has won his legal battle against an insurer that […]

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Class actions against Freedom Foods, Deloitte line up for second beauty parade since High Court nod
Class Actions 2021-05-20 10:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

The stage is set for a beauty parade of two shareholder class actions against Freedom Foods and Deloitte, and the judge overseeing the cases has […]

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Plastic surgeon named in breast implants class action locked in legal battle with insurers
Insurance 2021-03-29 2:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has ordered Avant Insurance to supply certain documents to a plastic surgeon seeking coverage for legal costs of defending a class action against […]

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High Court says ‘no one size fits all’ when it comes to competing class actions
Class Actions 2021-03-10 10:18 am By Christine Caulfield

Judges have power to manage competing class actions by picking a winner in a so-called beauty parade, the High Court has ruled, but there is […]

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Law firms await beauty tips as High Court set to rule on competing class actions
High Court 2021-03-03 10:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

The High Court has set a date for handing down its keenly anticipated judgment in a case that challenged the winner of a beauty contest […]

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Freedom Foods, Deloitte hit with second class action over $590M writedown
Class Actions 2021-02-23 4:45 pm By Miklos Bolza

Food and beverage manufacturer Freedom Foods and accounting giant Deloitte have been hit with a second class action by irate investors seeking compensation for “accounting […]

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Surfstitch class action lawyers’ conduct not ‘egregious’, but payout should be capped, judge says
Class Actions 2021-02-22 3:19 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has signed off on a settlement in two shareholder class actions against clothing retailer Surfstitch, but has capped the legal costs and commissions […]

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Maurice Blackburn did not breach obligations in TWE class action, Full Court finds
Appeals 2020-12-17 4:55 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court has tossed an appeal by Treasury Wine Estates claiming that Maurice Blackburn and barrister Guy Donnellan breached their obligations in preparing […]

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