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Judge waives opt out notice in HIH Insurance class actions
Restructuring & Insolvency January 9, 2019 11:41 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has dispensed with the opt out notice requirement in two class actions filed in administration proceedings related to the spectacular collapse of HIH […]

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Adero hits Hays, Stellar Personnel with employment class actions
Employment January 7, 2019 10:24 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Adero Law has filed class actions against labour hire companies Hays and Stellar Personnel on behalf of casual miners who allege they were entitled to […]

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Casual worker test case to be heard by Full Court
Employment December 21, 2018 11:59 pm By Christine Caulfield

A case that challenges the test for determining casual employment under the Fair Work Act is a matter of public importance and will be heard […]

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Crown Resorts wins dispute over Barangaroo casino views
Construction December 14, 2018 5:26 pm By Miklos Bolza

James Packer’s Crown Resorts has won a lawsuit against the NSW government for allegedly failing to protect sweeping views of the Sydney Harbour from its […]

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Takata air bag class actions can claim car makers’ silence was deceptive
Class Actions December 12, 2018 10:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

Seven class actions against auto makers that sold cars equipped with defective Takata airbags can allege the car makers’ silence constituted misleading and deceptive conduct. […]

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ALRC’s ‘leave to proceed’ proposal slammed as de facto class certification
Class Actions November 26, 2018 1:29 pm By Christine Caulfield

A late proposal by the Australian Law Reform Commission to introduce a ‘leave to proceed’ mechanism into class actions has been blasted by a major […]

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Freight cos. slam ACCC’s collusion case over rail deal at start of trial
Competition & Consumer Protection November 19, 2018 11:51 pm By Christine Caulfield

Pacific National would not misuse its market power after taking control of an important rail terminal in Brisbane because that would be “irrational”, the Federal […]

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Funder wants major role in common fund challenge
Class Actions November 12, 2018 8:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

Litigation funder Regency Funding has sought leave to intervene as a major player in one of two challenges to the courts’ powers to issue common […]

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Challenges to common fund orders to be heard together, Chief Justice says
Appeals November 8, 2018 9:53 pm By Christine Caulfield and Miklos Bolza

Two far-reaching appeals challenging the court’s power to order all members of an open class action to pay a litigation funder will be heard together, […]

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Adero argues class action should be heard before casuals test case
Employment November 8, 2018 10:29 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Adero Law is seeking to intervene in a Federal Court case against WorkPac over the rights of casual workers, arguing a class action it plans […]

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