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Court urges investigation into SMSF advisor’s ‘calculated deception’
Financial Services May 12, 2020 2:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge will ask the NSW Attorney General to launch a criminal or regulatory investigation into a Hunter Valley-based financial advisor whose alleged fraudulent conduct […]

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Quintis class action settlement delayed after insurance policy ‘cock-up’
Class Actions May 7, 2020 4:03 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The settlement of two shareholder class actions against sandalwood producer Quintis has been delayed after the company’s eleventh-hour revelation that it may have an extra […]

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Murray Goulburn sues insurer for $8.85M to recover class action costs
Insurance May 7, 2020 2:29 pm By Christine Caulfield

Dairy cooperative Murray Goulburn has launched proceedings against AIG Australia seeking to recover 20 per cent of a $42 million class action settlement it paid, […]

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ASIC targets insurer Youi for taking two years to settle hail damage claim
Insurance April 16, 2020 3:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has taken action on another banking royal commission case study, filing court proceedings against insurer Youi for allegedly taking […]

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Shine Lawyers’ attempt at video opt-out notice not a Golden Globe winner, judge teases
Class Actions April 15, 2020 3:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has praised an attempt by Shine Lawyer’s head of litigation to create an audio-visual opt out notice for its insurance class […]

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Citing coronavirus, judge orders limited discovery in ANZ, Westpac ‘junk’ insurance class actions
Class Actions April 3, 2020 11:18 pm By Christine Caulfield

Noting the challenge of searching for documentary evidence while employees are working from home, a judge overseeing two consumer class actions against ANZ and Westpac […]

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Judge OKs notice in Westpac class action foreshadowing ‘expense sharing order’
Class Actions April 2, 2020 10:51 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has approved a notice in a class action against Westpac alerting group members that an “expense sharing order” will be sought by the […]

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Over and out: Chief Justice says protocol needed to prevent overtalking in virtual trials
Insurance March 31, 2020 4:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Chief Justice of the Federal Court says a system is needed to ensure parties don’t interrupt one another during virtual hearings, and noted the […]

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Online trial planned in Opal Tower builder’s case against insurers
Construction March 26, 2020 10:41 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Federal Court is pushing ahead with an expedited trial in Icon Co.’s case against Liberty Mutual Insurance and QBE over the Opal Tower disaster, […]

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Federal Court grapples with own practice note in IAG insurance class action
Class Actions March 10, 2020 4:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

With the common fund order tossed in a class action against two IAG entities over allegedly worthless add-on insurance, a Federal Court judge on Tuesday […]

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