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Government reaches settlement in toxic foam class actions
Class Actions February 27, 2020 10:55 am By Cat Fredenburgh

A settlement has been reached in three class action against the Commonwealth of Australia over the use of allegedly toxic firefighting foam at government military […]

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Combustible cladding class action gets makeover
Class Actions February 27, 2020 5:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicant in a class action over allegedly combustible cladding has been ordered to immediately pay the defendants’ costs that were thrown away by amended pleadings that bring a “substantially new case”, over a year after the high-stakes case was filed.

Westpac slams Shine’s ‘sales pitch’ in class action opt out notice
Class Actions February 21, 2020 10:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

Westpac has criticised Shine Lawyers for allegedly turning a registration and opt out notice to class action members into a ‘sales pitch’ designed to book-build […]

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Funder to continue backing Westpac insurance class action, for now
Class Actions February 12, 2020 11:43 am By Miklos Bolza

The funder behind a class action against Westpac over allegedly excessive insurance premiums has confirmed that it will continue backing the case despite earlier concerns […]

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Vocus class action to seek first common fund order since High Court ruling
Class Actions February 4, 2020 7:23 pm By Christine Caulfield

The funder behind the recently resolved shareholder class action against teleco Vocus will ask a judge to make a common fund order at a hearing […]

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Arnold Bloch Leibler sues Slater and Gordon to use docs in class action defence
Class Actions January 31, 2020 2:34 pm By Christine Caulfield

Facing a class action by shareholders alleging negligence over advice to Slater and Gordon, law firm Arnold Bloch Leibler is bringing proceedings against its former […]

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Common fund order in stolen wages class action survives High Court ruling
Class Actions January 17, 2020 10:25 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A common fund order granting the litigation funder behind the stolen wages class action 20 per cent of a $190 million settlement remains in force […]

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Judge says no need to clarify referees’ role in PFAS class actions
Class Actions January 10, 2020 5:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge overseeing three class actions against the Commonwealth alleging contamination from the use of toxic firefighting foam at three naval bases has shot down […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2019
Class Actions January 9, 2020 11:21 pm By Christine Caulfield

Companies and other defendants forked over big sums last year to settle more than 20 class actions, with a total of at least $734 million […]

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Judge OKs $190M stolen wages class action settlement, says funder’s cut fair
Class Actions December 19, 2019 11:33 pm By Christine Caulfield

Calling it the largest human rights case in Australia’s history, a judge has signed off on a $190 million settlement in a class action against […]

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