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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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Judge to appoint costs referee in $56.3M Colonial First class action settlement
Class Actions 2022-04-06 3:33 pm By Sam Matthews

Continuing a recent trend in class actions, a judge will appoint a referee to weigh in on Maurice Blackburn’s costs in a $56.3 million settlement […]

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Colonial First State settles MySuper class action for $56M on eve of trial
Class Actions 2022-04-04 2:59 am By Christine Caulfield

Colonial First State will pay $56.3 million to settle a class action that accused the wealth management group of delaying the transfer of $3.2 billion […]

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Full Court ‘compelled’ to find class closure judgment ‘plainly wrong’
Class Actions 2022-03-28 11:06 am By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court has found that a landmark NSW Court of Appeal decision barring group members from being notified of future class closure orders […]

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Law firm’s bill for distributing Robodebt class action settlement cut by $1M
Class Actions 2022-03-24 1:01 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has ordered that $1.27 million be set aside to cover the costs of the law firm administering the settlement in the class action […]

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Judge questions if Philips class action ‘appropriately resourced’
Class Actions 2022-03-23 3:51 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has questioned whether the lead applicant in a class action over sleep apnea machines with alleged safety defects was “appropriately resourced” to run […]

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Judge’s ‘blood boils’ over lack of cooperation in Domino’s class action
Class Actions 2022-03-21 2:07 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has censured Domino’s Pizza and the lead applicant in an underpayments class action, saying their lack of cooperation made his “blood boil”. In […]

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Judge pans ‘inappropriate’ class action reforms, says courts have it covered
Class Actions 2022-03-18 5:36 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A Federal Court judge has criticised “inappropriate” class action reforms pushed by the government, saying the courts have done a “good job” of crafting solutions […]

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