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Westpac’s $30M insurance class action settlement wins court approval
Class Actions 2021-08-09 8:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has given the greenlight to a $30 million settlement in Shine Lawyers’ insurance class action against Westpac and will allow post-settlement registration […]

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Court cuts silk’s fees in Westpac class action
Class Actions 2021-08-09 3:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

The former senior counsel in a settled insurance class action against Westpac has had his fees reduced by $70,000 after the Federal Court heard some […]

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Jailed former mayor a ‘reluctant gladiator’ in defamation case against Seven, judge says
Defamation 2021-08-06 4:33 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has dismissed jailed property developer Salim Mehajer’s defamation lawsuit against broadcaster Seven, saying delays in fixing significant defects in his case amounted to […]

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Judge questions ‘extraordinarily large’ legal fees in $30M Westpac class action settlement
Class Actions 2021-07-16 8:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has questioned the legal disbursements sought to be approved in a $30 million class action settlement against Westpac over allegedly excessive life insurance […]

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Westpac class action funder forgoes commission after running out of money
Class Actions 2021-05-18 8:28 pm By Christine Caulfield

The cash-strapped litigation funder that initially agreed to bankroll a class action against Westpac over life insurance premiums will not earn a cent in commission […]

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Judge puts class action lawyers on notice to reduce costs with junior barristers
Class Actions 2021-04-28 3:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has ordered that a referee consider how junior barristers were used in assessing the legal costs in an insurance class action […]

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Westpac to pay up to $30M to settle insurance class action
Class Actions 2021-04-28 10:19 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Westpac has agreed to pay up to $30 million to settle a long-running class action over allegedly excessive insurance premiums which included a trip to […]

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Capilano Honey, CEO awarded $175,000 in ‘toxic honey’ defamation case
Defamation 2021-03-30 2:47 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The manufacturer of Capilano honey has won its lawsuit alleging defamation over articles that called the product “toxic” and “polluted”. In a judgment handed down […]

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Judge in Masterchef’s defamation case says success more likely with in-person mediation
Defamation 2020-11-05 2:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has encouraged celebrity chef Jock Zonfrillo and the publisher of The Australian to attend an in-person mediation to resolve their defamation dispute, saying […]

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Westpac’s call for update on class action funding shot down by judge
Financial Services 2020-07-10 5:13 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge on Friday dismissed Westpac’s bid for an update from litigation funder JustKapital as to whether it continues to financially back a class action […]

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