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Spotless pays $95M to settle shareholder class action
Class Actions May 22, 2020 10:44 am By Alison Eveleigh

A $95 million settlement has been reached in a shareholder class action against facility services company Spotless Group, the largest settlement in a shareholder class […]

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Maurice Blackburn ‘stumbled’ on confidential info used in Treasury Wine class action
Class Actions May 13, 2020 4:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

A leading class actions lawyer from Maurice Blackburn “stumbled across” allegedly confidential information of Treasury Wine Estates and used it in the law firm’s class […]

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Common fund order slapped down in Vocus class action
Class Actions May 4, 2020 5:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has declined to make a common fund order in approving a $35 million settlement in a shareholder class action against telecommunications firm Vocus […]

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Judge questions if High Court ruling allows common fund orders at settlement
Class Actions April 24, 2020 11:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge presiding over the settlement approval hearing in a shareholder class action against telecommunications company Vocus Group has questioned whether the High Court’s recent […]

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Judge calls for legislative fix in wake of High Court’s common fund ruling
Class Actions April 9, 2020 1:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

Lamenting that he now has less flexibility to manage commission rates, a judge has called for legislative intervention to give courts authority to regulate funding […]

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Judge approves Bellamy’s $49.7M settlement of shareholder class actions
Class Actions March 13, 2020 11:13 am By Christine Caulfield

A judge has given his blessing to a $49.7 million settlement of two class actions that alleged infant food maker Bellamy’s misled investors about its […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2019
Class Actions January 9, 2020 11:21 pm By Christine Caulfield

Companies and other defendants forked over big sums last year to settle more than 20 class actions, with a total of at least $734 million […]

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Vocus class action to seek first common fund order since High Court ruling
Class Actions February 4, 2020 7:23 pm By Christine Caulfield

The funder behind the recently resolved shareholder class action against teleco Vocus will ask a judge to make a common fund order at a hearing […]

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Judge says High Court did not rule out common fund orders at settlement
Class Actions December 6, 2019 1:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

The High Court’s ruling Wednesday that judges have no power to issue a common fund order in the initial phases of a class action does […]

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With Full Court still out, judge vacates trial date in Vocation class action
Class Actions October 11, 2019 10:52 pm By Christine Caulfield

Awaiting a Full Court ruling in a case involving similar claims of privilege against self-incrimination by partners at another accounting giant, the judge in a […]

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