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Judge questions law firm founder on why employment class actions are worth it
Employment 2022-06-14 5:28 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has questioned whether class actions are the best way to resolve underpayment disputes during a hearing on a settlement in two class actions […]

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$630,000 legal bill should be borne by all Drakes class action members, court told
Employment 2022-06-14 9:45 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A law firm is seeking a funding equalisation order to have all group members contribute to the $630,000 legal bill it racked up in running […]

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Woolworths employees shouldn’t be ‘cast adrift’ from class action, judge says
Class Actions 2022-05-12 3:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

Explaining his decision to reject a class action settlement that would have earned a law firm $1.75 million but provided nothing to 27,000 Woolworths employees, […]

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‘High time’ to end uncertainty: Judge sets clock to run after class action abandoned
Class Actions 2022-04-27 11:52 am By Christine Caulfield

A judge has ruled that the discontinuance of a class action doesn’t lift the suspension of the limitations period on group member claims, and a […]

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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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Class action’s bid for ‘invasive’ search of Merivale’s payroll data fails
Class Actions 2022-03-31 12:42 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has denied an “invasive” bid to search hospitality giant Merivale’s payroll systems ahead of an upcoming mediation in a $129 million underpayment class […]

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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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Woolworths class action settlement ditched after judge expresses concerns
Class Actions 2022-03-08 12:36 pm By Miklos Bolza

A class action settlement with Woolworths which “troubled” a Federal Court judge has been abandoned, with the lead applicants resuming their bid to intervene in […]

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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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