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Original lawyers in BankSA class action want bigger stake of multi-million dollar settlement
Class Actions August 20, 2019 8:46 pm By Amelia Birnie

The original solicitors who stepped down from leading a class action against Westpac unit BankSA amid abuse of process allegations will bring separate proceedings in […]

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‘This is why I hate categories of discovery’: Judge won’t let ASIC have another year of GetSwift docs
Class Actions August 20, 2019 9:43 pm By Amelia Birnie

The judge overseeing proceedings brought against logistics company GetSwift has refused the corporate regulator’s request for another year’s worth of documents, saying it could effectively require the company to start the discovery process over again.

Full Court docket stacked with class action appeals
Appeals August 8, 2019 10:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Full Federal Court is set to hear appeals in four class actions in the August sitting, giving the court a chance to address important […]

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Class action dropped against failed financial planner Navra Group
Class Actions July 29, 2019 1:14 pm By Miklos Bolza

The applicants in a class action against Navra Group have dropped their case after group members settled their claims in a separate proceeding with the […]

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AMP taken by surprise by ASIC’s claim of 120 breaches in insurance churn case
Financial Services July 26, 2019 9:45 pm By Amelia Birnie

AMP Financial Planning has attempted to qualify its admission to so-called insurance churn allegations by the corporate watchdog, suggesting it might not have admitted to […]

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Judge meets further resistance from doctors group in Ethicon pelvic mesh class action
Product Liability July 26, 2019 9:54 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has ordered a leading doctor’s professional body to hand over its member list to the applicants in the Ethicon pelvic mesh class action, […]

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$27M Fitch class action settlement approved after scolding by judge
Class Actions July 25, 2019 7:10 pm By Amelia Birnie

Group members in the Fitch Ratings class action have recovered almost 95 per cent of their losses in a $27 million settlement, which was narrowly […]

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Fitch settles investor class action over credit ratings on toxic SCDOs
Exclusive July 19, 2019 10:56 am By Christine Caulfield

Fitch Ratings has agreed to settle the last of the investor class actions in Australia flowing from the global financial crisis, a court heard Friday. […]

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Investors set to get 40% of settlement in class action against Westpac’s BankSA
Class Actions July 19, 2019 3:12 pm By Christine Caulfield

Group members in a recently settled class action against Westpac unit BankSA over its conduct in connection with convicted Ponzi schemer Michael Samra are expected […]

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Subpoena not a ‘garden party invitation’: judge in pelvic mesh class action warns doctor groups
Class Actions July 16, 2019 8:05 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge overseeing the pelvic mesh class action against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon has questioned why three doctor’s professional bodies tried to negotiate court […]

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