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Court tosses GM’s ‘speculative’ bid to declass Holden dealer class action
Class Actions 2021-12-17 6:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

General Motors has lost its bid to de-class a representative proceeding brought by former Holden dealers over its decision to retire the iconic brand, with […]

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Arrium class action seeks unredacted KPMG audit file
Class Actions 2021-12-14 6:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

Shareholders in a class action against failed steel giant Arrium and KPMG are seeking an unredacted version of an audit file by KPMG to probe […]

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Judge makes first class action order giving law firm cut of proceeds
Class Actions 2021-12-02 10:24 am By Cindy Cameronne

Saying the funding arrangement would eliminate the possibility that legal costs ate up the majority of any return to group members, a judge overseeing a […]

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Group costs order not ‘appropriate or necessary’ in G8 shareholder class action, court told
Fiona Forsyth 2021-11-26 9:53 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge hearing the second ever application for a group costs order in a shareholder class action against early childhood education provider G8 Education has […]

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‘Astonished’ judge scolds law firms for slow progress in Treasury Wine Estates class action
Class Actions 2021-11-12 5:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Victoria Supreme Court judge has admonished Maurice Blackburn and Slater & Gordon for their less than speedy progress in a consolidated shareholder class action […]

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Arrium class action plaintiffs can’t delay hearing on group costs order
Class Actions 2021-10-22 3:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Victorian Supreme Court will push ahead with a hearing for a group costs order in a class action by Arrium shareholders despite requests by […]

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MIS regime to vex class action judges, experts say
Feature 2021-09-23 10:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

New requirements that funded class actions be run as managed investment schemes will throw up myriad new questions for the courts, with lawyers predicting novel […]

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Judge to hear second group costs order bid in G8 shareholder class action
Class Actions 2021-09-23 1:45 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A Victoria Supreme Court judge will hear the second ever application for a group costs order in a shareholder class action against G8 Education, saying […]

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Judge won’t let two class actions against Freedom Foods, Deloitte run in parallel
Class Actions 2021-09-22 1:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has rejected an application by the plaintiffs in two class actions against Freedom Foods and Deloitte to run their cases side-by-side, but said […]

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MIS regime poses ‘real risk’ to consolidating Freedom Foods class actions, court told
Class Actions 2021-09-17 10:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

Recent changes to the law requiring funded class actions to be registered as managed investment schemes have complicated the question of how best to resolve […]

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