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Picking class action winner on strength of law firm’s experience entrenches dominance, appeal says
Class Actions 2024-01-31 11:24 pm By Christine Caulfield

A law firm that lost a contest to run a class action against Toyota unit Hino has appealed a decision to give the case to […]

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Maurice Blackburn beats out rival in contest to run Hino class action
Class Actions 2023-12-15 11:10 am By Sam Matthews

A judge has awarded carriage of a class action against Toyota unit Hino to Maurice Blackburn, finding that the law firm’s experience and resources trumped […]

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Philips class action pleading not the ‘finest piece of work’: judge
Peter Cashman 2023-11-30 4:51 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has told the law firm that has taken over a class action against Philips Electronics over recalled sleep apnea machines to take its […]

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US firm beats Maurice Blackburn ‘on every conceivable dimension’, Hino class action judge told
Class Actions 2023-11-21 7:58 pm By Sam Matthews

Personal injury law firm Gerard Malouf & Partners has hit back at Maurice Blackburn’s challenge to its class action experience in a fight for carriage […]

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Philips Electronics class action could be saved by new law firm
Class Actions 2023-10-31 12:49 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A class action against Philips Electronics over recalled sleep apnea machines is likely to proceed with a new lead applicant and law firm after the […]

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Winner of J&J class action settlement gig beats back challenger
Class Actions 2023-09-15 11:22 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The runner-up in a contest to administer Johnson & Johnson’s $300 million settlement of two pelvic mesh class actions has lost a challenge to a […]

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Borrowing funds to run class actions ‘not appropriate’, says expert
Analysis 2023-08-07 10:22 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Class actions throw up all manner of ethical conundrums, but a recent Federal Court decision has shone a light on the question of whether funders […]

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Oil spill class action firm wins settlement hearing fees, including bill for tax advice
Class Actions 2023-07-25 5:38 pm By Christine Caulfield

Despite a judge’s complaint that class action costs are generally “out of control”, the law firm that secured a $192.5 million settlement and earned about […]

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Three years in, court coming to grips with group costs orders
Analysis 2023-07-17 10:10 pm By Sam Matthews

Three years on from their debut, group costs orders — which entitle law firms to a percentage of any recovery in class actions — have […]

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Costs in class actions getting ‘out of control’, judge says
Class Actions 2023-06-16 10:52 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge overseeing a $192.5 million settlement in an oil spill class action against PTTEP Australia on behalf of Indonesian seaweed farmers has balked at […]

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