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Judge worries about declassing COVID-19 business interruption cases
Class Actions 2024-06-12 11:05 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has raised concerns about bids to declass group proceedings over alleged business interruption losses during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, saying the […]

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Class action judge ‘very concerned’ that QBE told brokers they could ignore court request
Class Actions 2024-02-23 3:55 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has railed against insurer QBE after it sent an email to brokers saying it could “in effect ignore” the court’s request that they […]

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‘Nothing that I can do’: Judge reluctantly imposes $1.8M penalty on Westpac in Ausgrid case
Financial Services 2024-01-31 12:41 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has reluctantly hit Westpac with a $1.8 million penalty after the bank admitted to unconscionable conduct when trading on the morning of a […]

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ASIC loses novel case against Zurich over claims handling
Insurance 2023-12-21 3:56 pm By Cindy Cameronne

In a victory for Zurich Australia, a judge has tossed the Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s first-ever civil penalty case alleging an insurer failed to […]

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Insurers can’t get names of COVID-19 business interruption class action registrants
Insurance 2023-10-27 3:10 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has refused a bid by four major insurers to obtain the names of small businesses that register to join COVID-19 business interruption class […]

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Seven says subpoenas in Ben Roberts-Smith case would reveal ‘deeply personal’ emails
Defamation 2023-09-22 11:55 pm By Sam Matthews

Subpoenas granting Fairfax access to thousands of emails to and from former soldier Ben Roberts-Smith, represent “a very real and profound intrusion into private affairs,” […]

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Breast implant class action trial date set over ‘loud protest’
Personal injury 2023-09-21 12:10 pm By Sam Matthews

A class action against a group of surgeons who worked for The Cosmetic Institute over allegedly incompetent breast augmentation procedures has been set down for […]

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Surgeons try again to declass breast implants class action
Class Actions 2023-09-14 2:44 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A group of surgeons who worked for The Cosmetic Institute are appealing a judge’s rejection of their bid to declass a representative proceeding on behalf […]

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Judge rejects Seven’s ‘most unusual request’ to correct judgment in Roberts-Smith case
Defamation 2023-08-18 1:57 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has rejected a request by lawyers for Seven and the TV network’s billionaire chairman, Kerry Stokes, to issue a correction to his published […]

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Judge approves ANZ class action settlement, signs off on ATE insurance cost
Financial Services 2023-08-02 11:16 pm By Christine Caulfield

ANZ’s $47 million settlement of a class action over its consumer credit insurance has been given the nod by a judge, who has also approved […]

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