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Brambles class action ‘sidesteps’ challenge to landmark class closure ruling, judge says
Class Actions 2021-08-05 9:21 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has said the applicant in a class action against Brambles has “side-stepped” a challenge to a landmark class closure ruling that found there […]

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CFOs in spotlight again as High Court weighs 7-Eleven special leave bid
Analysis 2021-06-22 11:17 pm By Christine Caulfield

The power to make common fund orders in class actions is a question before the High Court a second time, but the justices aren’t likely […]

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‘I don’t think it’s right’: Federal Court judge not a fan of landmark class closure ruling
Class Actions 2021-06-04 4:00 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A Federal Court judge has made his feelings known about a ruling by the NSW Supreme Court last year that found judges have no power […]

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Judge signs off on $38.4M settlement in Estia Health class action
Class Actions 2021-05-07 12:16 pm By Christine Caulfield

A $38.4 million settlement in a shareholder class action against aged care provider Estia Health has been given the greenlight by a Federal Court judge, […]

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Judge mulling $38.4M Estia settlement hears class closure rulings ‘plainly wrong’
Class Actions 2021-05-04 2:49 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge weighing a $38.4 million settlement in a shareholder class action against aged care provider Estia Health has been told that two NSW Court […]

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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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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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Surfstitch class action lawyers’ conduct not ‘egregious’, but payout should be capped, judge says
Class Actions 2021-02-22 3:19 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has signed off on a settlement in two shareholder class actions against clothing retailer Surfstitch, but has capped the legal costs and commissions […]

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Funder’s involvement in Spotless class action settlement was ‘inappropriate’, judge finds
Class Actions 2020-12-01 5:25 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A judge has found that a litigation funder’s involvement in settlement negotiations without the presence of the applicant’s lawyers in a shareholder class action against […]

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7-Eleven says courts have no power to ever make a common fund order
Class Actions 2020-10-27 11:51 pm By Christine Caulfield

The High Court’s majority reasoning in the decision nixing common fund orders at an early stage of a class action leads “inexorably and inevitably” to […]

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