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‘High time’ to end uncertainty: Judge sets clock to run after class action abandoned
Class Actions 2022-04-27 11:52 am By Christine Caulfield

A judge has ruled that the discontinuance of a class action doesn’t lift the suspension of the limitations period on group member claims, and a […]

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Court strikes out Mineralogy’s ‘wholly disproportionate’ defence amendments in dispute with CITIC
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-11-05 5:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

Hong Kong-based conglomerate CITIC has successfully struck out large portions of an amended defence by Mineralogy and its owner Clive Palmer in a dispute over […]

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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
Franchises 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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