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Litigation funder wins transfer bid in fight with class action applicant
Class Actions 2022-06-29 9:59 pm By Christine Caulfield

A litigation funder facing a lawsuit by the lead applicant in a settled class action it financed has won its bid to transfer the case […]

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Samsung hit with $14M penalty for misleading Galaxy waterproof claims
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-06-23 1:53 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Samsung Australia has been slapped with a $14 million penalty for running ads that misrepresented that its Galaxy smartphones could be used in pool and […]

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‘Regime has provided access to justice’: Judge OKs $56.3M Colonial class action settlement
Class Actions 2022-06-20 2:59 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has signed off on a $56.3 million settlement in a class action against wealth manager Colonial First State that will see Maurice Blackburn […]

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Aveo slams ‘extraordinary’ and ‘unprecedented’ funding order in class action
Class Actions 2022-06-01 11:03 pm By Christine Caulfield

A foreshadowed application for a funding order in a class action that would put a lien on some group members’ homes was “entirely unprecedented and […]

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Unpaid Mills Oakley bill shows funder’s foe unable to pay, court told
Class Actions 2022-05-31 1:36 pm By Christine Caulfield

The litigation funder facing a lawsuit by the applicant in a class action it financed is demanding security for legal costs because it says the […]

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Woolworths employees shouldn’t be ‘cast adrift’ from class action, judge says
Class Actions 2022-05-12 3:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

Explaining his decision to reject a class action settlement that would have earned a law firm $1.75 million but provided nothing to 27,000 Woolworths employees, […]

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Law firm wants 25% of $56.3M Colonial class action settlement
Class Actions 2022-05-02 3:14 pm By Christine Caulfield

Law firm Maurice Blackburn will ask a court to approve $14.5 million in costs for running a class action against Colonial First State that has […]

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‘High time’ to end uncertainty: Judge sets clock to run after class action abandoned
Class Actions 2022-04-27 11:52 am By Christine Caulfield

A judge has ruled that the discontinuance of a class action doesn’t lift the suspension of the limitations period on group member claims, and a […]

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‘Pretty unsatisfactory’: Judge sceptical of Colonial plan to stick ATO with settlement distribution
Class Actions 2022-04-22 1:34 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has expressed doubts over Colonial First State’s plan to pass on part of its duties to the ATO in distributing a $56.3 million […]

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Aveo says class action opt out notice would ‘scare’ elderly people
Class Actions 2022-04-21 5:24 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Retirement home provider Aveo Group has opposed a proposed opt out notice that it says would “scare” elderly people by warning the funder that’s backing […]

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