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Lawyer who helped expose Banksia scandal questions reliance on self-regulation
Class Actions 2021-10-15 9:32 pm By Christine Caulfield

The solicitor behind the successful challenge to the claim for ill-gotten spoils by the Banksia Securities class action legal team says he draws little comfort […]

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Banksia class action judgment shows force of Vic’s overarching obligations
Legal Ethics 2021-10-14 10:44 pm By Editor

This week’s judgment referring the conduct of lawyers behind the Banksia class action to prosecutors shows the effectiveness of unique legislative provisions in Victoria that […]

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Claims trimmed in COVID-19 public housing class action
Class Actions 2021-10-13 1:33 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A class action over a public housing lockdown during Melbourne’s second COVID-19 wave in July last year is seeking to discontinue battery and negligence claims […]

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‘Arrogant’ barristers in Banksia class action struck off roll, face criminal probe
Legal Ethics 2021-10-11 5:00 pm By Christine Caulfield

Lawyers running the scandal-ridden Banksia class action have been struck from the roll of practitioners, will face criminal investigation and must pay group members $11.7 […]

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Day of reckoning arrives for Banksia class action lawyers
Feature 2021-10-08 10:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

It has been described as the darkest chapter in Victoria’s legal history, an exemplar of all that is terrible with class actions in Australia. A […]

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Judge wrong to shut down MySuper class action, appeals court hears
Appeals 2021-09-27 9:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge overstepped in throwing out a class action against two National Australia Bank units over alleged MySuper mismanagement because of a carveout in the […]

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NAB super class action must cover bases with group members after landmark ruling
Class Actions 2021-08-23 2:57 pm By Miklos Bolza

The applicant in a Federal Court class action against NAB superannuation trustee NULIS has been ordered to find a sample group member in light of […]

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Public housing lockdown class action to proceed after lawyer stripped of licence
Coronavirus 2021-08-03 3:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

A class action over Melbourne’s public housing lockdown during its second COVID-19 wave in July last year will continue after the lawyer previously running the […]

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Class action members having ‘second thoughts’ after payments from Monash IVF, court told
Class Actions 2021-07-14 3:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

Monash IVF patients who accuse the company of destroying viable embryos are having “second thoughts” after accepting payment offers by the fertility clinic and signing […]

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Negligence claims in COVID-19 class actions should be axed, aged care providers tell court
Coronavirus 2021-07-13 7:34 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Two Melbourne-based aged care providers want negligence claims that are unrelated to COVID-19 removed from class actions over their handling of the pandemic, in a […]

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