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Court urged to reject law firm’s contingency fee bid in ANZ, Westpac class actions
Class Actions 2021-06-03 10:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Victoria Supreme Court judge weighing for the first time an application by a law firm for a percentage cut of recoveries in class actions […]

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$1.3M awarded to Queensland floods class action sample group members
Class Actions 2021-05-07 5:01 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has awarded four sample group members in the Queensland floods class action $1.28 million in compensation, finding that charitable payments did not affect […]

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Court OKs $440M settlement in Queensland floods class action
Class Actions 2021-05-03 2:46 pm By Christine Caulfield

A $440 million settlement by the State of Queensland and dam operator Sunwater resolving a class action over the 2011 Queensland floods has been approved […]

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Law firm should rethink putting up own solicitor as expert in group costs order bid, judge says
Class Actions 2021-04-30 12:03 pm By Christine Caulfield

The judge overseeing the first ever bid for a group costs order in a class action that will give the plaintiff’s law firm a percentage […]

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Law firm racked up $60M legal bill in Queensland floods class action
Class Actions 2021-03-15 2:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

The law firm behind a long-running class action over the 2011 floods in Queensland which reached a $440 million partial settlement last month has estimated […]

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$440M settlement reached in Queensland floods class action
Class Actions 2021-02-26 1:16 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The State of Queensland and subcontractor Sunwater have agreed to pay $440 million to settle part of a class action over the 2011 floods in […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2020
Analysis 2021-01-12 10:46 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Payouts in class actions in 2020 largely kept pace with the previous year despite the financial strain of the COVID-19 pandemic, with companies and other […]

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Dam operators, Queensland face ‘very large’ costs in floods class action
Class Actions 2020-11-03 1:27 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Embattled dam operators Seqwater and Sunwater, along with the State of Queensland, have been hit with costs in the long-running class action over the 2011 […]

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Disaster payments can’t limit damages in Queensland floods class action, judge says
Class Actions 2020-12-08 5:42 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A judge has ruled that disaster payments cannot be taken into consideration in assessing damages in a long-running class action over the 2011 Queensland floods […]

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High Court rejects Rinehart’s ‘very odd’ special leave bid in dispute over mining assets
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-03-15 8:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

The High Court has rejected special leave applications by mining magnate Gina Rinehart to appeal a ruling which only partially stayed a legal dispute over […]

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