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‘Awkward’ reforms spell end to open class actions, barristers say
Class Actions 2021-10-07 11:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

Class action reforms proposed last week by the Morrison government would lead to the “rapid abandonment” of open class actions by law firms and litigation […]

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Zoom fatigue hits barristers hard as COVID-19 keeps courts online
Feature 2021-09-21 9:37 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The migration to the digital courtroom is taking its toll on the nation’s barristers, who face increased challenges and levels of fatigue from the mental […]

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Allianz loses bid for class action beauty parade
Class Actions 2021-09-15 1:33 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has signed off on a proposal by two law firms to jointly run a consolidated class action against Allianz over add-on car insurance, […]

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Allianz says joint class action would eliminate competition in contingency fee rates
Class Actions 2021-07-16 3:21 pm By Christine Caulfield

Consolidation of two consumer class actions against Allianz would do away with competition in a contest to lead a single case that would force a […]

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Fonterra can’t keep company name out of class action website domain
Class Actions 2021-05-28 3:58 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Dairy co-operative Fonterra has lost a bid to keep the company’s name out of the domain of a website to be set up for a […]

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Novel argument doesn’t save Gladstone Ports class action from costs, court says
Class Actions 2021-03-22 8:59 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has ruled the plaintiffs in the Gladstone Ports class action cannot reserve the legal costs of an application to avoid disclosure of expert […]

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Andrews government to seek quick end to COVID-19 class actions
Coronavirus 2021-03-04 11:32 am By Christine Caulfield

The Victorian government will argue for summary dismissal of two class actions filed over the bungled COVID-19 hotel quarantine program said to be responsible for […]

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Surfstitch class action lawyers’ conduct not ‘egregious’, but payout should be capped, judge says
Class Actions 2021-02-22 3:19 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has signed off on a settlement in two shareholder class actions against clothing retailer Surfstitch, but has capped the legal costs and commissions […]

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Privilege doesn’t apply to loss report for mediation in Gladstone class action
Class Actions 2021-02-12 2:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicants in a $100 million class action against Gladstone Ports Corporation have lost their bid to shield a proposed expert loss report from […]

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Judge OKs $9.5M McMillan Shakespeare settlement despite funder, lawyers taking bulk
Class Actions 2021-02-05 5:29 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A judge has approved a $9.5 million settlement in a class action against McMillan Shakespeare as fair and reasonable, allowing a common fund order and […]

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