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Judge OKs IAG class action settlement, rejects funder’s bid to recoup insurance
Class Actions 2020-12-17 3:01 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has signalled his intention to sign off on a $138 million settlement in a class action against IAG and approve a common fund […]

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High Court asked to deal death blow to common fund orders
High Court 2020-12-07 4:57 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Convenience store chain 7-Eleven has asked the High Court to find courts do not have the power to make common fund orders at settlement or […]

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Judge nixes bid to boot unregistered group members from Sims class action
Class Actions 2020-12-04 10:23 pm By Christine Caulfield

A bid by the applicant to restrict a securities class action against recycling company Sims Metal Management to shareholders who have registered to join the […]

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Shareholders appeal dismissal of Worley class action
Class Actions 2020-11-19 11:47 am By Christine Caulfield

Shareholders who lost a Federal Court trial in their class action against engineering company Worley are challenging the decision to dismiss the case. Shine Lawyers, […]

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Murray Goulburn’s former top execs banned from managing companies
Agriculture 2020-11-13 10:31 pm By Christine Caulfield

Murray Goulburn’s former managing director Gary Helou and chief financial officer Brad Hingle have been disqualified from heading up companies after they were found to […]

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7-Eleven to face new unconscionability claims in franchisee class action
Class Actions 2020-11-13 9:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two class actions on behalf of 7-Eleven franchisees plan to expand their case against the convenience store chain by adding new allegations of systemic unconscionable […]

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ASIC calls for 3-year-ban against former Murray Goulburn boss Gary Helou
Agriculture 2020-11-12 1:34 pm By Christine Caulfield

The corporate regulator is pushing for a three-year director ban against former Murray Goulburn managing director Gary Helou and a two-year disqualification order against the […]

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Citing dangers of ‘hypothetical postulation’, Full Court declines to answer common fund order question
Class Actions 2020-11-03 3:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Court Federal Court has declined to answer a question posed by 7-Eleven as to whether common fund orders can be made on settlement […]

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Lawyer Alex Elliott ‘didn’t know any better’, Banksia class action trial hears
Class Actions 2020-11-02 10:36 pm By Christine Caulfield

The son of Banksia class action funder Mark Elliott, who has been accused of complicity in a fraudulent scheme to maximise the profits of the […]

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Banksia funder Mark Elliott’s ‘practice’ of deleting emails doesn’t gel, court told
Class Actions 2020-10-30 10:12 pm By Christine Caulfield

A routine practice by the funder behind the scandal-ridden Banksia class action of deleting emails, documented in a letter by his solicitors just days before […]

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