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Crown wins challenge to ‘impermissible’ order letting jailed staff talk to class action firm
Class Actions 2020-01-22 3:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

Crown Resorts has successfully challenged a ruling allowing law firm Maurice Blackburn to communicate with 18 formerly jailed employees to gather evidence in its shareholder […]

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Australia Post must pay damages after firing manager in face of union threats
Employment 2020-01-16 4:55 pm By Christine Caulfield

A court has found Australia Post breached the employment contract of a compensation manager dismissed after “likely” threats by the CEPU resulted in the cancellation […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2019
Class Actions 2020-01-09 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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CFMEU, officers cop $270,000 fine for site obstruction
Employment 2019-12-06 10:04 pm By

The Federal Court has imposed a higher-end penalty of $270,000 on the CFMEU and three officers for site obstruction, saying the union has “significant resources” […]

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Domino’s slammed by judge for ‘ridiculous’ redactions in class action docs
Franchise 2019-12-06 10:02 pm By Christine Caulfield

Pizza chain Domino’s has been blasted for redactions in documents it has produced in a class action over worker pay, with a judge warning the […]

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Domino’s can’t block funder from viewing unredacted docs in class action
Class Actions 2019-11-05 1:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has rejected an “unusual” confidentiality regime proposed by Domino’s Pizza Enterprises which would have resulted in restricted access to discovered documents for […]

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Full Court finds Bellamy’s cost-capping appeal ‘not strong’, but denies indemnity costs
Class Actions 2019-10-07 4:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

A failed challenge by baby food maker Bellamy’s Australia to a decision rejecting its application to limit legal costs in two class actions was “not […]

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Crown can appeal ruling that freed Chinese employees to talk to lawyers
Appeals 2019-08-29 10:28 pm By Christine Caulfield

Crown Resorts has been given the greenlight to challenge a court order allowing former employees to talk to lawyers for a class action over its […]

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Bellamy’s interests protected without class action cost-capping, Full Court says
Appeals 2019-08-28 8:27 pm By Christine Caulfield

Concerns about duplicative costs in multiple class actions are better addressed by case management decisions aimed at cutting excessive expense, not by limiting the amount […]

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Full Court docket stacked with class action appeals
Appeals 2019-08-08 10:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Full Federal Court is set to hear appeals in four class actions in the August sitting, giving the court a chance to address important […]

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