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Common fund order issue can’t be decided in ‘evidentiary vacuum’, NSW appeals court says
Class Actions 2020-10-30 11:06 pm By Christine Caulfield

The NSW Court of Appeal has passed on the question of whether a judge can make a common fund order when a class action settles […]

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‘Big fat CFO’ incentives would distort class action scheme, BMW tells court
Class Actions 2020-10-27 8:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

Luxury car maker BMW has told the NSW Court of Appeal that the courts do not have power to make common fund orders at any […]

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Common fund orders under attack again in Takata airbags class action
Class Actions 2020-09-16 2:47 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Common fund orders are again under scrutiny in a class action which was at the centre of the High Court’s decision to strike down the […]

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Car makers won’t take class closure fight to High Court
Product Liability 2020-05-07 11:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

Seven car makers defending class actions over defective Takata airbags have confirmed they will not be challenging a landmark decision that set aside a pre-settlement […]

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Courts don’t have power to make class closure orders, appeals court says
Class Actions 2020-04-22 6:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeals court has overturned a ruling ordering class closure in seven representative proceedings against car makers over defective Takata airbags, finding courts do not […]

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Courts criticised for losing sight of justice in Takata airbag class closure challenge
Class Actions 2020-02-19 8:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicants in seven class actions against auto manufacturers over explosive Takata airbags have criticised the courts for losing their way in ensuring justice […]

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IMF poised to take over class actions from rival funders rattled by common fund ruling
Class Actions 2020-01-20 3:57 pm By Miklos Bolza

Litigation funder IMF Bentham has shrugged off concerns about the High Court’s recent ruling on common fund orders, telling investors that it’s in a position […]

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Takata airbags class actions confirm landmark challenge to class closure order
Appeals 2019-12-17 10:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

The applicants in a group of class actions over defective Takata airbags are pushing ahead with a challenge to the power of the NSW Supreme […]

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Common fund orders in class actions dealt fatal blow by High Court
Class Actions 2019-12-04 10:12 am By Christine Caulfield

Judges have no power to order all class action members to pay a proportion of a litigation funder’s commission out of their share of a […]

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