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Judge rejects $42M Murray Goulburn class action settlement, says funder’s cut too high
Class Actions October 16, 2019 2:07 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has refused to sign off on a $42 million settlement of a class action against dairy giant Murray Goulburn, saying the commission sought […]

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Full Court finds Bellamy’s cost-capping appeal ‘not strong’, but denies indemnity costs
Class Actions October 7, 2019 4:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

A failed challenge by baby food maker Bellamy’s Australia to a decision rejecting its application to limit legal costs in two class actions was “not […]

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Judge to sign off on settlement in Don Dale detention centre class action
Class Actions September 25, 2019 8:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has indicated he will approve a confidential settlement in a class action brought by a litigation guardian of young Indigenous Australian detainees against […]

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Courts to up scrutiny of group member returns in class action settlements, report says
Class Actions September 20, 2019 9:07 pm By Christine Caulfield

Expect increasing emphasis by judges on how much class action members will pocket, as scrutiny of settlements in representative proceedings continues to ramp up, says […]

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‘That’s something that happens in Victoria’: NSW judge hesitant to reallocate VW class actions settlement approval
Class Actions September 16, 2019 10:22 pm By Amelia Birnie

The judge overseeing multiple class actions against Volkswagen over its dieselgate emissions scandal has said he will “need persuading” before reallocating the settlement approval to […]

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Crown can appeal ruling that freed Chinese employees to talk to lawyers
Appeals August 29, 2019 10:28 pm By Christine Caulfield

Crown Resorts has been given the greenlight to challenge a court order allowing former employees to talk to lawyers for a class action over its […]

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Bellamy’s interests protected without class action cost-capping, Full Court says
Appeals August 28, 2019 8:27 pm By Christine Caulfield

Concerns about duplicative costs in multiple class actions are better addressed by case management decisions aimed at cutting excessive expense, not by limiting the amount […]

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Full Court tosses Bellamy’s class action cost-capping appeal
Appeals August 26, 2019 9:42 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Bellamy’s has lost its appeals court battle to limit the costs incurred by lawyers jointly running two shareholder class actions against the baby food maker. […]

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Domino’s Pizza wants class action claims struck out, but judge not biting yet
Class Actions August 22, 2019 9:49 pm By Christine Caulfield

Arguing the pleadings are “evasive or ambiguous”, Domino’s Pizza has made a bid to strike out the statement of claim filed in a class action […]

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Firms to consolidate AMP super class actions, and funders put commission in court’s hands
Class Actions August 21, 2019 3:39 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge overseeing competing class actions against AMP over allegedly excessive superannuation fees has signed off on an agreement by two rival law firms to […]

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