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The class action settlements that came under fire in 2021
Class Actions 2022-01-12 6:04 pm By Christine Caulfield

If evidence were needed that courts are not rubber stamping class action settlements, the scrutiny of multi-million dollar agreements in 2021 is proof positive that […]

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No obligation to disclose climate change risks, gov’t says in sovereign bonds class action
Climate change 2021-12-21 4:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Morrison government has denied that it has any obligation to disclose climate change risks to investors of its sovereign bonds as it defends a […]

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‘Troubled’ judge won’t sign off on Woolworths class action settlement
Class Actions 2021-12-15 5:39 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Saying it will only benefit the law firm and lead applicants, a judge has refused to approve a settlement in an underpayments class action against […]

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Full Court to weigh in on class closure in Boral class action
Class Actions 2021-12-03 3:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Court is set to examine whether the Federal Court has the power to make class closure orders prior to mediation, weighing on one […]

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More casuals class actions to be dropped in wake of High Court’s Rossato decision
Employment 2021-12-01 3:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two law firms are seeking court approval to drop class actions brought on behalf of allegedly misclassified casual coal miners, in light of a High […]

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Lawyers, funder want 35% cut of $125M Crown class action settlement
Class Actions 2021-11-24 1:26 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lawyers and funder behind a shareholder class action against Crown Resorts will be asking the court to approve fees and commission worth 35 per […]

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Judge questions why fees, commission missing from Crown settlement notice
Class Actions 2021-11-23 12:03 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has directed that the legal fees and funding commission sought to be deducted from a $125 million class action settlement with Crown Resorts […]

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Law firm seeks to drop two class actions on behalf of coal mine casuals
Employment 2021-11-19 5:49 pm By Miklos Bolza

A law firm that has filed seven class actions on behalf of casual coal mine workers is looking to discontinue two of those cases, after […]

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IOOF to face expanded misconduct allegations in shareholder class action
Class Actions 2021-11-19 3:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has given the green light to expanded misconduct allegations in a shareholder class action against IOOF, including claims of insider trading and front-running. […]

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Low GetSwift class action settlement to get OK despite ‘slam dunk’ case
Class Actions 2021-11-18 2:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has indicated he will approve the ‘very low’ GetSwift class action settlement because the company appeared to be broke, but the law firm […]

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