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Contingency fee law to blame for failure of first class action GCO bid
Class Actions 2021-09-16 11:27 pm By Christine Caulfield

A ruling this week that rejected the first application for a group costs order in a class action because the applicants were better off with […]

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Judge rejects first ever bid for contingency fees in class action
Class Actions 2021-09-14 9:57 am By Christine Caulfield

Saying the interests of class action members “must be given primacy”, a judge has rejected the first bid for a group costs order in a […]

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ASIC to hand over examination transcript in Westpac insider trading case
Financial Services 2021-09-01 5:19 pm By Miklos Bolza

ASIC has agreed to provide Westpac with the transcript of a compulsory examination of one of its traders in court proceedings accusing the bank of […]

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Westpac cops $10M fine in personal advice case, but doesn’t say sorry
Financial Services 2021-08-23 4:16 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Two Westpac units have been hit with $10.5 million in fines for providing personal financial advice during a superannuation rollover campaign, with a barrister for […]

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‘I didn’t come down in the last shower’: Judge criticises running of two S&P cases
Class Actions 2021-07-28 1:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has grudgingly agreed to allow a law firm to run an investor’s case against S&P Global over ratings on toxic financial products separately […]

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Judge vacates Westpac insider trading trial despite ‘misgivings’
Financial Services 2021-07-26 2:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has vacated next year’s trial in ASIC’s insider trading case against Westpac despite “misgivings”, and has made orders regarding confidential evidence after the […]

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Quintis class actions reload as insurance brawl delays settlement approval
Class Actions 2021-07-05 4:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two shareholder class actions against sandalwood producer Quintis that reached an in principle settlement over a year ago are moving forward following a protracted dispute […]

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S&P class action applicant resists paying security for ratings agency’s costs
Class Actions 2021-06-29 5:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

A fight is looming over a bid by S&P Global for a class action applicant to pay security for the legal costs of defending the […]

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NAB wins $43M judgment against ex-Dick Smith director but receivers walk away empty handed
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-06-15 4:47 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has awarded $43 million to National Australia Bank in its lawsuit against former directors of failed retailer Dick Smith, but threw out claims […]

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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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