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7-Eleven class action funder’s $12M cut seemed ‘plainly too little’, says appeals judge
Appeals 2024-02-23 4:21 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge hearing an appeal by a funder over its cut of a $98 million settlement in franchisee class actions against 7-Eleven has said the […]

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‘Not something we could ever agree to’: Applicant fights soft class closure in AMP case
Class Actions 2024-02-16 3:26 pm By Sam Matthews

The applicant in a class action against four AMP subsidiaries and two trustees over alleged excessive superannuation fees has flagged its opposition to soft class […]

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Judge discontinues council class action against insurer JLT, won’t pause clock
Class Actions 2024-01-22 11:51 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has discontinued a class action by Victorian councils against insurer JLT Risk Solutions, but has departed from the decisions of two other judges […]

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The things that raised judges’ ire in 2023
Courts 2024-01-17 11:54 pm By Sam Matthews

Judges were not afraid to vent their spleen in 2023, but lawyers were not the only object of judicial scorn last year, as judges waded […]

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Court slashes law firm’s costs in Aveo class action settlement
Class Actions 2024-01-05 11:24 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has cut law firm Levitt Robinson’s costs in a class action against retirement village provider Aveo, finding the solicitors were “seriously derelict” in […]

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Rival law firms will cooperate on Qantas class action after judge says both ‘at fault’
Class Actions 2023-12-18 11:54 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Two law firms running competing class actions against Qantas over flight cancellations during the COVID-19 pandemic have agreed to cooperate after a judge took them […]

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Firm’s ‘ridiculously low’ fee budget in Westpac class action drives down funder’s cut
Class Actions 2023-12-11 11:22 am By Christine Caulfield

A judge’s decision to chop $810,000 from the funder’s cut of a settled class action against Westpac sounds a warning to class action litigators that […]

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Philips class action pleading not the ‘finest piece of work’: judge
Peter Cashman 2023-11-30 4:51 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has told the law firm that has taken over a class action against Philips Electronics over recalled sleep apnea machines to take its […]

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Aveo’s $11M class action settlement OK’d, but ‘avoidable costs’ yet to be doled out
Class Actions 2023-11-22 11:32 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has given the green light to a $11 million settlement in a class action against retirement village provider Aveo, but reserved his decision […]

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Westpac class action settlement gets OK, but funder won’t recoup all ATE insurance
Financial Services 2023-11-13 11:33 pm By Christine Caulfield

A $29.95 million settlement resolving a superannuation class action against two Westpac units has won court approval. The judge overseeing the case has also indicated […]

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