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Judge frowns on ‘moronic approach’ to group member sign-up in Takata class actions
Class Actions September 5, 2019 9:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing a group of class actions against car manufacturers over faulty Takata airbags has questioned a simplified group registration and opt out process […]

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Radio Rentals class can peek at excess insurance, as court hears claim may exceed $100M
Class Actions August 2, 2019 9:34 pm By Amelia Birnie

The applicants in the Radio Rentals class action have won access to the company’s excess layer insurance policies, amid concerns that group members’ losses from […]

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Judge promises no ‘mystery tour’ in Takata air bags class actions
Class Actions July 25, 2019 4:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing seven class actions against car makers over defective Takata airbags has shot down the applicants’ opposition to a soft class closure order […]

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Investors can’t revive class action over Octaviar collapse
Appeals June 21, 2019 9:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeals court has tossed a challenge to the dismissal of an investor class action against the Public Trustee of Queensland over a failure to […]

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“I’d be happy to mediate it myself”: Judge cheers talks in Fitch class action
Class Actions May 23, 2019 7:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

Parties in an ongoing four-and-a-half year long investor class action against Fitch Ratings have agreed to a second round of mediation after a prior attempt […]

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Judge finds real risk of ASIC case against former IOOF exec
Financial Services May 20, 2019 9:05 pm By Amelia Birnie

Former IOOF chairman George Venardos will be allowed to object to incriminating evidence and discovery in proceedings brought by APRA, after a court found there […]

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Ethicon pelvic mesh class wants expanded group definition, again
Class Actions April 1, 2019 8:36 pm By Miklos Bolza

A class action against Johnson & Johnson unit Ethicon over allegedly faulty pelvic mesh implants is once more vying for an expanded group definition ahead […]

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IOOF says APRA should be able to state its case after 3-year probe
Financial Services December 20, 2018 3:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

A barrister for two units of embattled wealth manager IOOF and three senior company executives facing claims by APRA have criticised the regulator for filing […]

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Halted questioning about ASIC emails warrants Octaviar class action re-trial, court hears
Class Actions February 14, 2019 9:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

Critical emails from ASIC regarding a $250 million loan facility to Octaviar Group before its 2008 collapse were not only overlooked by the Public Trustee […]

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ACCC wants $1.5M fine against struggling debt collector
Competition & Consumer Protection December 11, 2018 9:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

The consumer watchdog has sought more than $1.5 million in penalties against debt collector ACM Group after the company was found liable for harassing vulnerable […]

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