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Carnival looks to axe overseas passenger claims in Ruby Princess class action
Coronavirus 2020-10-26 12:19 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A fight is brewing over whether US and UK passengers aboard the Ruby Princess should be part of a class action against cruise operators Carnival […]

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Battle over counterclaims against group members could change class action landscape
Class Actions 2020-09-21 2:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

An upcoming legal battle over whether counterclaims can be brought against non-party group members in a class action against a unit of recruiter Tandem could […]

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Fight brewing over whether group members can face cross-claims in Tandem class action
Class Actions 2020-09-14 4:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

A subsidiary of workforce management company Tandem, which contracts with Telstra and Optus, has foreshadowed future cross-claims against group members who claim they were misclassified […]

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Judge warns funder against ‘double dipping’ in Ruby Princess class action
Class Actions 2020-09-09 2:06 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge overseeing the Ruby Princess class action has cautioned funders against “double dipping” when seeking payouts from group members, while cruise line Carnival has […]

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Corrs ‘mistake’ doesn’t doom ‘potentially quite significant’ evidence in Ford class action
Class Actions 2020-08-05 2:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has granted a mid-trial bid to bring in “potentially quite significant” new evidence in a class action against Ford over its allegedly defective […]

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Ford docs don’t contain trade secrets, class action judge says
Class Actions 2020-07-15 6:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge hearing a class action trial against Ford over its allegedly defective Powershift transmission has rejected the car maker’s argument that certain documents should […]

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Costs orders should be the exception in funded Fair Work cases, judge says
Employment 2020-07-09 11:01 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The parties in a ‘sham’ contracting class action brought on behalf of telecommunications workers have both lost bids to recover interlocutory costs, with a judge […]

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Ford cars fitted with PowerShift are ‘lemons’, court hears as high-stakes trial revs up
Class Actions 2020-06-15 8:27 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Tens of thousands of Ford cars which contain an allegedly defective transmission system are “lemons”, a court heard on day one of a six-week hearing […]

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Lead applicant breaks down during cross-examination in Ford class action trial
Class Actions 2020-06-19 4:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicant in a class action against Ford over its allegedly defective PowerShift transmission broke down after being accused of lying under oath during […]

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‘A significant inequality of arms’: Funding led to better outcome in PFAS class action, judge says
Class Actions 2020-06-09 3:00 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The judge overseeing three class actions against the Commonwealth over its use of allegedly toxic firefighting foam, which have settled for $212.5 million, said backing […]

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