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What’s unjust about them? Full Court appears open to contingency fees for class action lawyers
Class Actions 2024-05-28 11:53 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Hearing arguments Tuesday on whether lawyers should be permitted to earn contingency fees in Federal Court class actions, judges on a Full Court bench appeared […]

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‘Well outside the median range’: Judge questions GCO rate in FleetPartners class action
Class Actions 2024-05-15 10:57 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has expressed concerns about the plaintiff’s proposed group costs order rate in a shareholder class action against fleet management company FleetPartners, saying the […]

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Judge OKs $16M Dixon Advisory class action settlement, awards competing funder a sliver
Class Actions 2024-04-18 3:14 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has signed off on a $16 million settlement in a class action against Dixon Advisory, but the funder of a competing case that […]

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Solicitors’ CFO question in Blue Sky class action sent to Full Court
Class Actions 2023-11-29 11:38 pm By Christine Caulfield

Weeks after giving the thumbs up to common fund orders at settlement, the Full Federal Court has been asked to decide whether judges have power […]

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End of the road for Arrium lenders’ case against directors
Financial Services 2023-11-20 11:21 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has denied a bid for special leave by the Commonwealth Bank and other lenders to challenge a ruling that found two Arrium […]

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‘You’ve got to learn to take yes for an answer’: Judge not inclined to seek Full Court’s view on solicitors CFO
Class Actions 2023-11-15 11:20 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge overseeing a class action against collapsed investment manager Blue Sky has said he would not be inclined to seek clarity from the Full […]

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Competing Qantas class action on the cards, court urges firms to avoid fight
Competition & Consumer Protection 2023-10-12 10:59 am By Cindy Cameronne

A second law firm is likely to throw its hat in the ring to run a competing class action against Qantas over flight cancellations in […]

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Blue Sky director points finger at EY in shareholder class action
Class Actions 2023-08-15 10:55 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A Blue Sky director has pointed the finger at auditor Ernst & Young in a class action alleging the collapsed investment firm misled shareholders by […]

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Facing ‘staggeringly large’ security costs, class action queries separate lawyers for Blue Sky execs
Class Actions 2023-06-21 11:07 pm By Sam Matthews

The applicant in a class action against Blue Sky Alternative Investments and auditor EY has raised an “often overlooked” principle to challenge the separate legal […]

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Court to hear bid to join insurers to class action against Blue Sky, EY
Class Actions 2023-03-24 10:27 pm By Sam Matthews

The insurers of Blue Sky Alternative Investments are fighting a bid to be joined to a consolidated investor class action against the company and its […]

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