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Common fund rulings a boon for class action litigation funders, experts say
Analysis 2019-03-01 9:37 pm By Christine Caulfield

Two rulings Friday keeping alive the common fund order are a ringing endorsement by the courts of the important role that litigation funders play in […]

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Judges have the power to issue common fund orders, appeals courts rule
Class Actions 2019-03-01 8:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

Common fund orders in class actions are legal and not unconstitutional, six judges found Friday after a history-making joint sitting of two appeals courts. With […]

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Common fund orders fulfil class action promise, lawyers tell historic appeals court
Appeals 2019-02-05 10:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

Common fund orders are the completion of the notion of class actions envisaged when the regime was introduced 27 years ago, a joint-sitting of two […]

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Common fund orders in class actions either ‘premature’ or ‘pointless’, joint appeals court told
Appeals 2019-02-04 8:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeal before a historic joint sitting of two courts over so-called common fund orders in class actions kicked off Monday with a full bench of […]

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ATO wins appeal in $82M tax spat with BHP over Singapore marketing hub
Energy & Natural Resources 2019-01-29 8:32 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Taxation Office has successfully appealed an Administrative Appeals Tribunal decision in favour of BHP Billiton, leaving the mining giant with a hefty $82 […]

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Adero hits Hays, Stellar Personnel with employment class actions
Employment 2019-01-07 10:24 pm By Christine Caulfield

Adero Law has filed class actions against labour hire companies Hays and Stellar Personnel on behalf of casual miners who allege they were entitled to […]

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Casual worker test case to be heard by Full Court
Employment 2018-12-21 11:59 pm By Christine Caulfield

A case that challenges the test for determining casual employment under the Fair Work Act is a matter of public importance and will be heard […]

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Union merger challenge shot down by Federal Court
Employment 2018-12-14 11:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

An employer group has lost an appeal to the Full Federal Court to overturn the merger of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union with two […]

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Insurance broker JLT hit with class action over excessive premiums
Class Actions 2018-12-07 1:01 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Quinn Emanuel has hit global insurance broker Jardine Lloyd Thompson with a class action for allegedly charging local councils in NSW hundreds of millions of dollars […]

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Trade mark reputation not a factor in deceptively similar cases: Full Court
Intellectual Property 2018-12-04 8:43 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge applied the “wrong test” when he considered the reputation of a trade mark in an infringement case alleging the marks of rival meat […]

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