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Top 10 class action settlements of 2020
Analysis 2021-01-12 10:46 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Payouts in class actions in 2020 largely kept pace with the previous year despite the financial strain of the COVID-19 pandemic, with companies and other […]

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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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‘We have to get this case moving’: Judge orders indictment be filed in ANZ cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-15 12:43 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Federal Court judge who is now overseeing a high stakes criminal cartel case against several investment banks and individuals over a $2.5 billion ANZ […]

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Banksia funder’s son would have confided in friend had he known of dad’s deception, court told
Class Actions 2020-12-11 10:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

The son of the funder behind a class action at the centre of scandalous misconduct claims says he would have sought advice from a family […]

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‘I didn’t put two and two together’: Lawyer says he never caught on to misconduct in Banksia case
Class Actions 2020-12-09 10:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

Solicitor Alex Elliott has said it never clicked with him that members of the legal team running the Banksia class action were misleading an appeals […]

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Routine email destruction ‘bombshell’ on eve of Banksia funder’s death just a ruse, court told
Class Actions 2020-12-08 11:25 pm By Christine Caulfield

The funder accused of a fraudulent scheme to pocket inflated fees from the Banksia Securities class action produced less than 200 documents to the contradictor […]

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Banks plead not guilty as ANZ cartel case heads to trial in Federal Court
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-08 3:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

Three banks have been committed to stand trial after pleading not guilty to criminal charges stemming from an alleged cartel agreement reached in a $2.5 […]

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Banksia funder’s son says threat to scrap $64M class action settlement ‘didn’t feel right’
Class Actions 2020-12-03 5:45 pm By Christine Caulfield

The son of Banksia Securities class action funder Mark Elliott questioned his father on whether it was “right” to rip up a $64 million settlement […]

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Mark Elliott’s son admits postdating cheques to Banksia lawyers ‘doesn’t look good’
Class Actions 2020-12-02 11:12 pm By Christine Caulfield

Lawyer Alex Elliott has told a judge he didn’t know when he postdated cheques for members of the Banksia class action legal team that it […]

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‘I idolised dad’: Banksia funder’s son takes stand over class action fee scandal
Class Actions 2020-12-01 7:05 pm By Christine Caulfield

The mastermind behind an alleged fraudulent scheme by members of the legal team running the class action over the collapse of Banksia Securities was a […]

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