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Funder spars with judge as Westpac’s common fund challenge looms
Class Actions October 19, 2018 10:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

The litigation funder at the centre of a challenge by Westpac to the Federal Court’s power to make common fund orders faced a fiery judge […]

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Qantas slammed for ‘ridiculous’ particulars request in Fair Work case
Employment October 19, 2018 10:06 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge on Friday called a request for particulars by Qantas “ridiculous”, during the first hearing in a case brought by mechanics alleging they weren’t pay allowances owed while working on assignment in Los Angeles.

ASIC defeats referee bid in AMP insurance case
Insurance October 19, 2018 3:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

ASIC has successfully opposed a Federal Court judge’s push to appoint an independent referee in its case against AMP Financial Planning over alleged insurance churning.

Judge open to stay Westpac class action pending common fund appeal
Class Actions October 17, 2018 10:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

A federal judge has lit a fire under the law firm leading the Westpac life insurance class action, saying if it wanted to apply for […]

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Airservices judge OKs common fund despite Westpac’s Money Max appeal
Class Actions October 12, 2018 11:23 pm By Christine Caulfield

A federal judge has signed off on a funding agreement in an employment class action against Airservices, even as he acknowledged a pending challenge to […]

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Westpac appeals funding order in life insurance class action
Class Actions October 11, 2018 10:42 pm By Christine Caulfield

Westpac is challenging a judge’s order that gives the funder backing a class action over life insurance premiums a 25 percent cut of any recovery. […]

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ASIC contests referee idea in AMP insurance rewriting case
Financial Services October 11, 2018 4:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

ASIC has locked horns with a Federal Court judge over his proposal to appoint an independent referee in its case against AMP over insurance rewriting, […]

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MyBudget denied costs in ‘public interest’ class action
Class Actions October 8, 2018 10:48 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Federal Court judge that threw out a consumer class action against MyBudget has denied the budget management company’s bid for costs, finding the case […]

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Westpac class action funder agrees to net commission
Class Actions September 28, 2018 4:40 pm By Christine Caulfield

The funder underwriting a class action against Westpac will take a 25 percent cut of the net — not gross — recovery sum to secure […]

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Equifax to pay $3.5M for ‘disgraceful’ conduct
Competition & Consumer Protection September 27, 2018 8:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has signed off on a $3.5 million settlement in a case brought by the consumer watchdog against Equifax Australia, with the credit reporting […]

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