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Drakes settles underpayments class action for $2.2M
Class Actions 2022-04-11 9:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

A class action on behalf of Drakes store managers claimed to be worth up to $20 million has settled for $2.2 million, and the law […]

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Romeo’s class action settlement issues put approval in doubt, judge says
Class Actions 2022-03-30 6:52 pm By Christine Caulfield

Questions raised about the structure of a settlement of two wage class actions against supermarket chain Romeo’s don’t just threaten to reduce the law firm’s […]

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‘I don’t accept it’: Judge questions costs, confidentiality in Romeo’s class action settlement
Class Actions 2022-03-08 10:14 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has come down hard on a settlement in class actions against supermarket chain Romeo’s, saying group members had been kept in the dark […]

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Class action can’t sue over government funding decisions, NT says
Class Actions 2022-03-03 3:57 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Northern Territory government has hit back at a class action over allegedly underresourced and discriminatory healthcare services in the Indigenous community of Wadeye, saying […]

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Judge has change of heart, will hold settlement hearing in Romeo’s class actions
Class Actions 2022-02-10 10:10 pm By Christine Caulfield

A Federal Court judge has reconsidered her plan to dispense with a hearing to weigh a $1.55 million settlement of two class actions that allege […]

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Judge forgoes settlement approval hearing in Romeo’s class actions
Class Actions 2022-01-31 1:06 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge overseeing two class actions against Romeo’s has ditched what has become the commonplace hearing in weighing a settlement of the cases, but experts […]

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Romeo’s to pay $1.55M to employees in class action settlement
Employment 2021-12-06 11:47 am By Christine Caulfield

Romeo’s will pay $1.55 million to registered group members as part of a settlement of two class actions alleging the supermarket chain underpaid staff. The […]

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Romeo’s settles two underpayments class actions
Class Actions 2021-11-23 1:26 pm By Christine Caulfield

Supermarket chain Romeo’s has reached a settlement in two class actions alleging staff were underpaid, but details of the agreements are scant. Class action firm […]

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Norton Rose Fulbright denies ‘evil intent’ as it fights to overturn ex-partner’s win
Employment 2021-08-27 6:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

Law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has rejected findings of dishonesty, deceit and abuse of process in seeking to overturn a $160,000 judgment against it, saying […]

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Former Today Tonight reporter, now judge, recuses herself from case involving bankrupt businessman
Courts 2021-07-30 9:41 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge and former Channel 7 journalist has disqualified herself from hearing a case against a bankrupt businessman after finding a “reasonable observer” might think […]

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