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ANZ admits flex commission dealers ‘encouraged’ to offer loans with interest above base rate
Class Actions 2021-03-30 4:26 pm By Christine Caulfield

Banking giant ANZ, which is facing a class action over a flex commissions scheme by its former car finance business, has admitted that the calculation […]

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KPMG can’t delay defence in Arrium class action
Accounting 2021-03-24 1:37 pm By Christine Caulfield

A bid by KPMG to push off the filing of its defence in a class action over misleading statements ahead of Arrium’s $754 million capital […]

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Treasury Wine can seek security before contingency fee request decided
Class Actions 2021-03-18 9:14 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has allowed Treasury Wine Estates to apply for security for costs before a group costs order application is decided, in a class action […]

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Judge says G8 Education can seek security in advance of group costs order
Class Actions 2021-02-26 2:36 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A judge has said that Australia’s largest childcare centre operator, G8 Education, can apply for security for costs before a group costs order in a […]

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Judge to hear first application for group costs order in ANZ, Westpac class actions
Class Actions 2021-02-24 6:24 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The first ever application for a group costs order will be heard in class actions against ANZ and Westpac, and the judge weighing the application […]

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Freedom Foods, Deloitte hit with second class action over $590M writedown
Class Actions 2021-02-23 4:45 pm By Miklos Bolza

Food and beverage manufacturer Freedom Foods and accounting giant Deloitte have been hit with a second class action by irate investors seeking compensation for “accounting […]

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Arrium class action at centre of brewing fight over contingency fee orders
Class Actions 2021-02-05 4:32 pm By Miklos Bolza

Whether a contingency fee order made in a Victoria Supreme Court class action can survive a transfer application to a NSW court could be the […]

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Fonterra warned farmers of ‘extreme’ global dairy price volatility, class action defence says
Class Actions 2021-01-21 5:35 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Fonterra has hit back at claims in a class action that the dairy giant misled farmers and breached its supply agreements when it slashed milk […]

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Maurice Blackburn did not breach obligations in TWE class action, Full Court finds
Appeals 2020-12-17 4:55 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court has tossed an appeal by Treasury Wine Estates claiming that Maurice Blackburn and barrister Guy Donnellan breached their obligations in preparing […]

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Law firm’s ‘overly combative manner’ prompts independent counsel appointment in bushfire class actions
Class Actions 2020-12-11 11:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge will appoint an independent barrister to determine the allocation of settlement proceeds between insured group members and their insurers from two St Patrick’s […]

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