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Common fund rulings a boon for class action litigation funders, experts say
Analysis March 1, 2019 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 March 1, 2019 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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Former MP Ian Macdonald gets conviction overturned
White Collar February 25, 2019 9:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

A five-member appeals panel in the NSW Supreme Court has overturned former NSW Labor Minister for Mineral Resources Ian Macdonald’s conviction for wilful misconduct of […]

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Who reads law firm websites? Judge skeptical of online class action notice
Class Actions February 14, 2019 9:04 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge overseeing a class action against the NSW government over a contractor who sold injured workers’ information to Bannister Law has questioned the effectiveness of […]

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Common fund orders fulfil class action promise, lawyers tell historic appeals court
Appeals February 5, 2019 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 February 4, 2019 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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Class action cases and trends to watch in 2019
Feature January 7, 2019 10:49 pm By Christine Caulfield

A challenge to the legality of common fund orders, an appeal to the High Court over the power of judges to stay competing cases, one […]

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Slater & Gordon looks to bow out of AMP class action beauty parade
Class Actions December 7, 2018 9:55 pm By Miklos Bolza and Christine Caulfield

And then there were four. Plaintiffs law firm Slater & Gordon wants to consolidate its AMP shareholder class action with Maurice Blackburn’s case and hand […]

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Battle to lead AMP action begins, and class members already winners, court told
Class Actions December 6, 2018 10:55 pm By Miklos Bolza

The showdown between five law firms vying to lead a class action over the AMP fees for no service scandal kicked off in the NSW […]

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As AMP royal commission witness retires, class action parade begins
Class Actions December 5, 2018 10:35 pm By Christine Caulfield

AMP’s advice executive Jack Regan, the witness who aired the firm’s fees-for-no-service dirty laundry at the Royal Commission, has retired, a day before five law […]

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