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CBA won’t hand over docs to class action without AUSTRAC’s blessing
Class Actions July 8, 2020 1:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has refused to provide sought-after documents to the lead applicants of a joint class action against it until AUSTRAC grants […]

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Law firms set stage for Boral class action beauty parade
Class Actions July 7, 2020 9:45 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Two law firms that filed competing shareholder class actions against construction giant Boral have asked the court to permanently stay the other’s proceeding, after the judge overseeing the matter said he might wait until the High Court’s ruling on the AMP class action beauty parade before deciding which class action should move forward.

Judge scolds law firms behind competing Boral class actions
Class Actions June 29, 2020 8:33 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A judge has scolded the law firms behind competing shareholder class actions against Boral for delaying progress of the proceedings, but may wait until the […]

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‘An immediate conflict of interest’: Appeals court tosses opt out notices in AMP class action
Appeals June 4, 2020 3:57 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeals court has vacated orders sending opt out and registration notices to shareholders in a class action against AMP after a successful challenge by […]

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VW carve-out settlement may become more popular as class action scrutiny heats up
Analysis May 25, 2020 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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‘Threat of a heavy sanction’: Shareholder slams opt-out notice in AMP class action
Appeals May 25, 2020 8:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

A proposed notice to eligible group members in Maurice Blackburn’s class action against AMP over its fees for no services scandal threatened to bar unregistered […]

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Court suppresses details of Grosvenor, Vannin co-funding agreement
Competition & Consumer Protection May 18, 2020 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 May 14, 2020 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 May 14, 2020 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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Shareholder appeals judge’s refusal to freeze AMP class action
Class Actions May 11, 2020 6:29 pm By Miklos Bolza

A NSW Supreme Court decision refusing to put a Maurice Blackburn-led shareholder class action against AMP on ice pending a High Court challenge has been […]

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