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VW class action judge frowns on bid for common fund order
Class Actions December 11, 2019 11:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing the settlement approval process in multiple class actions against Volkswagen over the diesel emissions scandal has criticised an application for a common […]

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Takata airbags class action might appeal class closure in wake of common fund ruling
Class Actions December 6, 2019 10:18 pm By Hannah Gee

The applicants in a group of class actions over defective Takata airbags have flagged a possible challenge to a formal class closure order in the […]

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‘Reasonable chance’ of settlement in Dick Smith class actions
Class Actions December 6, 2019 12:31 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

There is a “reasonable chance” that two shareholder class actions against failed electronics retailer Dick Smith will settle by February of next year, group members […]

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Class action litigation funders hit a hurdle as the High Court strikes down common fund orders
Expert Insights December 4, 2019 10:52 pm By

The litigation funders underwriting Australia’s booming class actions industry have hit a setback, with the High Court deciding Wednesday that the common fund orders they […]

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Optus hit with $6.4M fine for misleading NBN email
Competition & Consumer Protection November 29, 2019 10:24 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Federal Court judge has slapped Optus with a $6.4 million penalty for sending a misleading email to 138,988 mobile customers informing them their broadband […]

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Short seller Bonitas ‘respectfully declines’ to show, but judge sets hearing anyway
Securities November 29, 2019 11:28 pm By Hannah Gee

A judge has set down next Monday for a hearing in a case brought by an Australian fund manager against US short seller Bonitas, despite […]

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Cross claims against Deloitte dropped in Dick Smith class actions
Class Actions November 28, 2019 12:29 pm By Miklos Bolza

Accounting giant Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu has dodged select cross-claims over the collapse of failed retailer Dick Smith ahead of a hearing of three shareholder class […]

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‘We will work on that’: Sexual harassment suit says ex-councillor persisted with advances despite complaint
Employment November 27, 2019 11:23 am By Miklos Bolza

A local businessman and former local council member behind a dramatic change in Victoria’s trading hour laws has been sued for sexual harassment by a […]

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Struggling tech firm Irexchange accused of misleading shareholders in new suit
Securities November 27, 2019 3:55 pm By Christine Caulfield

Troubled retail technology firm Irexchange is accused of misleading shareholders through three different capital raising offers, according to a new Federal Court case brought by […]

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ACCC to bring constitutional challenge in Pacific National, Aurizon appeal
Competition & Consumer Protection November 26, 2019 1:31 pm By Hannah Gee

The judge who tossed the competition regulator’s challenge to Pacific National’s acquisition of Aurizon’s Acacia Ridge Terminal in Queensland had no power under the Australian […]

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