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Court greenlights $600,000 settlement in class action by members of ‘The Family’
Class Actions 2022-03-29 4:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has signed off on a $600,000 settlement in a class action brought by former members of cult group ‘The Family’ over historical allegations […]

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Law firm can’t slug group members with adverse costs bill in bushfire class actions
Class Actions 2022-03-03 6:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

A law firm that ran two class actions over the St Patrick’s Day bushfires has lost a bid to have group members foot the bill […]

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Victorian aged care facilities can’t declass claims in COVID-19 class actions
Coronavirus 2021-12-16 7:53 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Victorian aged care homes accused of “major failures” during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic have lost their bid to declass claims of neglect […]

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Insurer may be dragged into COVID-19 class action against security firms
Coronavirus 2021-06-04 1:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead plaintiff in a class action against security firms Unified and MSS Security over last year’s second COVID-19 wave in Victoria might drag an […]

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Andrews government to seek quick end to COVID-19 class actions
Coronavirus 2021-03-04 11:32 am By Christine Caulfield

The Victorian government will argue for summary dismissal of two class actions filed over the bungled COVID-19 hotel quarantine program said to be responsible for […]

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Law firm’s ‘overly combative manner’ prompts independent counsel appointment in bushfire class actions
Class Actions 2020-12-11 11:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge will appoint an independent barrister to determine the allocation of settlement proceeds between insured group members and their insurers from two St Patrick’s […]

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Judge approves $3.4M in costs in $5.7M Falls Festival class action settlement
Class Actions 2020-11-23 1:46 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has signed off on nearly $3.4 million in costs in a $5.7 million settlement reached in a class action over a 2016 stampede […]

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ASIC drops investigation into company that filed $10M defamation lawsuit
Financial Services 2020-10-07 5:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has dropped its investigation into trading firm Select Vantage, which brought an unsuccessful $10 million defamation suit against the […]

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Judge approves Falls Festival class action settlement, leaves legal fee concerns for later
Class Actions 2020-09-10 4:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Victoria Supreme Court judge has given the greenlight to a $5.7 million settlement in a class action brought by those injured during a 2016 […]

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Barrister’s delay raises doubts about law firm’s fee agreement in Falls Festival class action
Class Actions 2020-09-04 3:32 pm By Miklos Bolza

An independent costs consultant has raised concerns about the legal costs sought by Maddens Lawyers from a $5.7 million settlement of the Falls Festival class […]

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