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Predicted trends in class actions beyond the pandemic
Expert Insights 2020-09-25 3:02 pm By

As the economic impact of Covid-19 continues to develop, we can expect promoters of class actions to explore claims which arise from the pandemic – […]

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New rules for funders of insolvency claims: Business as usual for some, not for all
Expert Insights 2020-09-14 11:44 pm By Christine Caulfield

Recent changes in the Australian regulation of third-party funders will have a dramatic effect on the funding of certain disputes. Although these changes were accompanied […]

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Class actions and litigation funding reform: proceedings before the Joint Committee
Expert Insights 2020-09-01 10:35 pm By Christine Caulfield

The public hearings before the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services as part of an inquiry into litigation funding and regulation of the […]

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As the climate changes, are listed-companies’ disclosure obligations changing?
Expert Insights 2020-08-17 4:56 pm By

Late last year, the Supreme Court of New York threw out a case brought by the Attorney General against ExxonMobil concerning allegations of securities fraud […]

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A class act: how the parliamentary inquiry into continuous disclosure obligations might bring lasting reform
Expert Insights 2020-08-06 9:34 pm By

Recent (temporary) reforms to our continuous disclosure regime provide welcome checks and balances for companies and directors. The current Federal Parliamentary Inquiry into our class […]

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Waived on through: Federal Court highlights the fine distinctions that govern waiver of privilege
Expert Insights 2020-07-31 10:59 pm By Christine Caulfield

A recent decision in ASIC’s case against ANZ has highlighted the potential risks of waiver of client legal privilege, with the Federal Court observing that […]

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Government has shelled out $1.1B in class actions
Expert Insights 2020-07-23 3:25 pm By

Overview The recent settlement, for a total of over $212.5 million, of the three federal class actions brought on behalf of the victims of toxic […]

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Class actions are good for our markets – just ask the investors
Expert Insights 2020-07-21 12:01 pm By

No company wants to face a class action from its own shareholders. They are disruptive, time-consuming, reputation-shredding and expensive – potentially very expensive. Fortunately, there […]

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Tipping point: Considering the impacts of litigation funding in Australia
Expert Insights 2020-07-21 11:46 am By

There is a role for litigation funding in Australia – provided it doesn’t tamper with the scales of justice. The question is whether Australia’s funding, […]

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The race for the COVID-19 vaccine and patents: Do we need a temporary lockdown?
Expert Insights 2020-07-09 6:08 pm By editor

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the economy on its head. At a governmental level, measures have been implemented throughout the world which, in many countries […]

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