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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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ACCC’s loss in Pfizer misuse of market power case to stand
Competition & Consumer Protection October 19, 2018 2:27 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has dismissed the ACCC’s bid to appeal a Full Federal Court decision upholding a ruling that drug giant Pfizer did not misuse its market power in the months leading up to the expiration of the patent for its blockbuster cholesterol drug Lipitor.

Dick Smith liquidators accuse class action firms of spamming group members
Class Actions October 18, 2018 8:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

Liquidators for Dick Smith don’t want potential group members in two class actions against the failed retailer to learn about a new registration deadline by email, saying it would amount to spam and harassment.

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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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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ANZ says prosecutors dragging feet in criminal cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection October 9, 2018 1:29 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australia and New Zealand Banking Group urgently needs a statement of facts from prosecutors, the bank told the court on Tuesday during the first […]

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Viterra must pay Cargill’s costs for ‘pointless’ High Court appeal
Appeals October 9, 2018 4:23 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Viterra has been hit with costs for persisting with a special leave application to the High Court seeking to compel Cargill to turn over emails […]

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Closely watched criminal cartel case against banks gets underway
Competition & Consumer Protection October 8, 2018 12:14 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The stakes will be high for both sides when some of the country’s top competition lawyers face off against the ACCC Tuesday in the first […]

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Ponzi schemer’s co. to face claims in Westpac class action
Class Actions October 8, 2018 8:28 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Federal Court judge has allowed the plaintiffs in a class action alleging a unit of Westpac failed to detect the fraud of convicted Ponzi […]

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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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