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Injunction granted in branch stacking case against Labor MP
Policy and Regulation 2021-03-19 4:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Victorian Labor MP Marlene Kairouz has won an injunction temporarily blocking the Labor Party from bringing branch stacking charges against her. Kairouz filed a lawsuit […]

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In ‘warfare’ with Sino Iron, judge tosses Clive Palmer’s fight over $530M in mine remediation costs
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-03-01 4:38 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Clive Palmer’s Mineralogy has lost its bid to make Sino Iron and Korean Steel cough up over $529 million for mine site remediation in Western […]

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Judge says tweaking class closure order requires analysis of power, won’t go there
Class Actions 2021-02-19 11:52 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has refused to extend the date by which Coles workers can register to join an employment class action against the supermarket giant as […]

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Labor party slammed for ‘draconian’ laws in Victorian MP’s branch stacking case
Policy and Regulation 2021-02-17 6:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Victorian Labor MP accused of branch stacking has attacked the charges against her as invalid, telling the Victoria Supreme Court that they were brought […]

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Judge refuses class action’s bid to amend forex cartel case against banks
Class Actions 2021-02-01 3:24 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has sided with five investments banks and rejected a bid to amend a class action alleging a series of cartel agreements to rig […]

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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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Spotless class action settlement approved after funders drop $1.5M battle for extra costs
Class Actions 2020-09-02 3:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has signed off on a $95 million settlement in a shareholder class action against Spotless after a heated exchange saw the funders backing […]

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Court approves settlement with ANZ in 7-Eleven class actions
Franchise 2020-08-25 6:18 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has signed off on a settlement that releases ANZ from two class actions by 7-Eleven franchisees that alleged the bank engaged in unconscionable […]

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Funder’s average rate of return a factor in approving class action commission, judge says
Class Actions 2020-07-10 8:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

A litigation funder’s average rate of return on its investment in shareholder class actions was one of a number of factors weighed by a judge […]

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7-Eleven class action trial delayed due to coronavirus
Class Actions 2020-05-08 6:06 pm By Miklos Bolza

The parties in two class actions against 7-Eleven brought on behalf of franchisees have agreed to delay an upcoming hearing by ten months, due to […]

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