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Solicitors ordered to look for missing phone of deceased class action lawyer
Class Actions 2020-03-03 10:47 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has directed solicitors for deceased lawyer and funder Mark Elliott to search for his missing mobile phone, which is wanted for potential evidence […]

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IMF drops fight over commission in settled Murray Goulburn class action
Class Actions 2019-12-20 9:33 pm By Miklos Bolza

Litigation funder IMF Bentham has thrown in the towel in a battle over its cut of a $42 million settlement in a class action against […]

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$42M Murray Goulburn settlement wins approval, but fight over funder’s cut still on
Class Actions 2019-12-06 2:56 pm By Christine Caulfield

Two months after rejecting the deal because the litigation funder’s cut appeared excessive, a judge has approved a $42 million class action settlement with Murray […]

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Funder’s cut, legal fees face scrutiny in second Murray Goulburn class action
Class Actions 2019-11-27 11:11 pm By Christine Caulfield

The litigation funder financing the second of two recently settled shareholder class actions against Murray Goulburn will face similar scrutiny over its commission as the […]

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Funder won’t fight court’s power to vary class action commission
Class Actions 2019-11-15 10:32 pm By Christine Caulfield

Whether judges can alter the terms of litigation funding agreements in class actions is a question that will remain unsettled for now, after litigation funder […]

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Icon denies QBE exclusions applied in Opal Tower disaster
Class Actions 2019-11-07 4:47 pm By Miklos Bolza

Construction firm Icon Co has rejected QBE Underwriting’s argument that exclusion clauses in coverage for Sydney’s Opal Tower meant the insurer did not have to […]

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‘Serious questions’ raised over conduct of lawyers, funder behind Banksia class action, judge says
Class Actions 2019-09-26 2:01 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge overseeing a settled class action against failed Banksia Securities has rejected an application to limit a contradictor’s investigation of alleged professional misconduct on […]

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Funder booted from Banksia class action settlement scheme after intimidation claims
Class Actions 2019-08-30 5:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has removed the funder and law firm leading the Banksia Securities class action from their roles supervising a proposed settlement distribution scheme after […]

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