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Judge has ‘real misgivings’ about security for costs bid in casual worker class actions
Class Actions June 17, 2019 10:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has baulked at an application by labour hire company Chandler Macleod and BHP unit Mt Arthur Coal seeking security for their legal costs […]

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No more shots in Russian vodka trade marks case
Intellectual Property May 30, 2019 9:33 pm By Amelia Birnie

A dispute over allegedly stolen Russian vodka trade marks has been permanently stayed as an abuse of process, after the Russian Federation failed to provide […]

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Judge blasts insurers in Forge investor class action for ‘waste of everybody’s resources’
Class Actions May 29, 2019 4:27 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has granted discovery of up to 32,000 documents just months out from the Forge investor class action trial, as she blasted the insurance […]

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Sims Metal hits back at class action, says group members responsible for losses
Class Actions May 13, 2019 3:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

Recycling company Sims Metal Management has responded to a shareholder class action ahead of a hearing on Tuesday, denying it breached its continuous disclosure obligations […]

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GetSwift class action to get in line behind ASIC case
Class Actions April 4, 2019 8:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has agreed to postpone a trial against logistics provider GetSwift until next year when a class action and a lawsuit by the Australian […]

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Commonwealth Bank wants to shut down one of two rival class actions
Class Actions March 11, 2019 8:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has launched a bid to stay a shareholder class action brought by boutique law firm Phi Finney McDonald after the […]

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ASIC to go after GetSwift’s former general counsel
Securities March 19, 2019 7:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission wants to add GetSwift’s former inhouse lawyer as a respondent in its enforcement action against the logistics company, as […]

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‘Likely’ GetSwift class action settlement should not be delayed by High Court appeal, judge says
Class Actions February 7, 2019 9:36 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge won’t defer the opt-out notice in a shareholder class action against GetSwift pending the High Court’s decision on a special leave application to […]

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GetSwift class notice delayed as law firm told to get ‘house in order’
Class Actions December 19, 2018 10:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

A law firm on the losing end of a landmark ruling over competing shareholder class actions against GetSwift has argued that a proposed opt-out notice […]

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Rival law firms backpedal in deal over competing Commonwealth Bank class actions
Class Actions February 6, 2019 9:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

Law firms Maurice Blackburn and Phi Finney McDonald have stepped back from a proposed consolidation of their class actions against the Commonwealth Bank of Australia […]

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