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Judge ‘troubled’ by bid to extend class closure order in UGL shareholder action
Class Actions July 15, 2019 10:26 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge overseeing a class action against engineering company UGL has agreed to extend a class closure order to give the parties a second chance […]

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Queensland settles landmark stolen wages class action for $190M
Class Actions July 9, 2019 5:04 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Queensland government has agreed to pay $190 million to resolve an historic class action on behalf of 10,000 Indigenous workers for unpaid wages spanning […]

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Referee to weigh in on costs in $42M Murray Goulburn class action settlement
Class Actions July 5, 2019 9:35 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Federal Court judge has appointed a costs referee in a shareholder class action against two units of dairy co-op Murray Goulburn over a 2016 […]

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Samsung in hot water with ACCC over water resistant claims
Competition & Consumer Protection July 4, 2019 1:41 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission has commenced legal action against Samsung Electronics for allegedly making false, misleading and deceptive representations when marketing the water […]

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In latest AMP class actions, judge nudges parties away from beauty parade
Class Actions July 3, 2019 3:41 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge overseeing competing consumer class actions against AMP over superannuation fees said he would be “reluctant” to hold a contest between the two cases, […]

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Commercial interests shouldn’t bar consolidation, says Brambles class action judge
Class Actions June 28, 2019 11:57 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has released his reasons for consolidating two shareholder class actions against logistics company Brambles over opposition by the lead applicant in one of […]

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Lawyer tries to question costs in Sirtex class action settlement
Class Actions June 26, 2019 8:21 pm By Amelia Birnie

A self-described “vigilant lawyer against big companies” has attempted to make submissions regarding the costs incurred in the Sirtex shareholder class action settlement, with legal […]

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Shareholder class action against Sirtex settles mid-trial
Trials June 6, 2019 10:47 pm By Christine Caulfield

Sirtex Medical has reached a mid-trial agreement to resolve a consolidated shareholder class action that centred on the biotech company’s sales forecasts of its radiation […]

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Judge denies costs to objector in Willmott Forest MIS class actions
Class Actions June 3, 2019 4:11 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

An investor who successfully objected to an initial settlement of four class actions over the failed Willmott Forests managed investment scheme lost a bid to […]

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RMBL ordered to retract comments ‘encouraging’ class members to opt-out
Class Actions May 24, 2019 5:59 pm By Amelia Birnie

Mortgage lending and investment firm RMBL Investments has been ordered to  withdraw all communications with its customers that encouraged them to opt-out of a consumer […]

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