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Funder gets $30M in landmark class action creating common fund
Class Actions 2018-05-30 11:56 am By Christine Caulfield

The litigation funder behind the Federal Court’s precedential ruling that established the first common fund order in an Australian class action has secured a $30.75 […]

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Judge slams class action settlement as “worst” he’s ever seen
Class Actions 2018-05-25 4:06 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge on Friday reluctantly approved a $12 million settlement in the long-running class action against Bank of Queensland, saying it left almost […]

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Class actions over Willmott Forests scheme collapse wrap up
Class Actions 2018-05-23 5:17 pm By Christine Caulfield

Class actions brought by victims of the failed Willmott Forests managed investment scheme have come to a close, two years after a judge issued a […]

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High Court grants ASIC leave to appeal Prime Trust case
Appeals 2018-05-18 9:01 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has won leave to appeal to the High Court a ruling that threw out its case against former directors […]

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Judge bars 7-Eleven from WhatsApp message to class
Class Actions 2018-05-11 10:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

7-Eleven has lost its bid to use a confidential bulletin sent to class members via WhatsApp as defence evidence in an ongoing franchisee class action, […]

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Secret side deal in class action holds up $19.25M settlement
Class Actions 2018-05-10 8:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

A “secret” side agreement between the lead applicant in a shareholder class action and a litigation funder is at the centre of a dispute in […]

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Fairfax hit with contempt order over Domain app ads
Real Estate 2018-05-07 10:47 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Fairfax Media has been fined and hit with a contempt of court order for reneging on its promise to refrain from advertising its Domain business […]

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Judge signs off on QBE’s $133M class action settlement
Class Actions 2018-05-07 9:19 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has given the all-clear to a $132.5 million offer by QBE to settle a class action by shareholders angry about a […]

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Maurice Blackburn to lead consolidated Sirtex class actions
Class Actions 2018-05-01 3:25 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge on Tuesday consolidated two shareholder class actions against life sciences company Sirtex Medical and appointed Maurice Blackburn as lead lawyers for the joint […]

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Quinn Emanuel withdraws as class action reps after funder challenges fees
Class Actions 2018-04-30 4:18 pm By Christine Caulfield

Quinn Emanuel has been forced to bow out as class action counsel in a case against Bank of Queensland after litigation funder Vannin Capital called […]

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