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More casuals class actions to be dropped in wake of High Court’s Rossato decision
Employment 2021-12-01 3:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two law firms are seeking court approval to drop class actions brought on behalf of allegedly misclassified casual coal miners, in light of a High […]

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CFMMEU cops $554,600 penalty for coercive worksite protests
Employment 2021-12-01 9:46 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The CFMMEU and two of its officers have been hit with a $554,600 penalty for allegedly using the union’s “covert industrial muscle” to pressure a […]

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‘Very sad’: Cost of barristers’ fees for three days could have been avoided, FWC says
Employment 2021-08-23 8:41 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Barristers’ costs for a three-day hearing over alleged unfair dismissals of two childcare workers, which exceeded the $60,000 the workers were awarded, could have been […]

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Litigation funder wins appeal over security for costs in Fair Work class actions
Employment 2020-11-10 2:25 pm By Christine Caulfield

Litigation funder Augusta Ventures has won its challenge to a landmark ruling that it pay $3.1 million in security for the costs of two Fair […]

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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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Judge scolds parties for delaying funder’s landmark appeal by three months
Appeals 2020-03-05 1:34 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Litigation funder Augusta Ventures has had its appeal of a groundbreaking ruling that put it on the hook for security for costs in a Fair […]

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Funder appeals ruling over security in Fair Work class actions
Employment 2019-11-12 10:44 pm By Christine Caulfield

Litigation funder Augusta Ventures has brought its promised appeal of a groundbreaking ruling that put it on the hook for paying security for costs in […]

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Court can order security against funders in Fair Work class actions, judge rules
Employment 2019-10-08 9:36 pm By Miklos Bolza

A landmark ruling has found judges have the power to order security against litigation funders backing Fair Work class actions, in a decision that could […]

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