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Monash IVF raises ‘serious questions’ about validity of class action
Class Actions 2021-02-25 12:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

Fertility clinic Monash IVF says there are “serious questions” about whether a class action that accuses it of destroying viable embryos was validly commenced as […]

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Barrister settles lawsuit over client loss in $24.5M property spat
Trials 2021-02-04 4:36 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Victorian barrister has reached a settlement on the eve of trial in a breach of fiduciary duty lawsuit brought by a former client who […]

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Quintis insurers may have to cough up extra $11.25M in class action settlement
Class Actions 2021-01-28 6:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

A lawsuit seeking to increase D&O insurance for sandalwood producer Quintis in the wake of a class action settlement has fallen short of the $40 […]

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Law firm, barrister face negligence trial over client’s loss in $24.5M property spat
Professional Negligence 2021-01-28 4:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Melbourne law firm and barrister will soon face trial over allegations of breach of fiduciary duty brought by a former client who lost a […]

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$25M settlement reached in Dick Smith class actions
Class Actions 2021-01-22 11:50 am By Cat Fredenburgh

A $25 million settlement has been reached in three long-running shareholder class actions over the collapse of electronics retailer Dick Smith, under which the funders […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2020
Analysis 2021-01-12 10:46 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Payouts in class actions in 2020 largely kept pace with the previous year despite the financial strain of the COVID-19 pandemic, with companies and other […]

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‘Ill-fitting’ and ‘inappropriate’: Experts pan some proposed class action reforms
Class Actions 2021-01-08 11:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

Class action experts have knocked several recommendations from the Parliamentary Joint Committee for reforming the class action system, including that group members be guaranteed at […]

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Combustible cladding class action firm wants to add new owners group member rep
Class Actions 2020-12-16 9:22 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The law firm behind a class action against German manufacturer 3A Composites over allegedly combustible cladding is seeking to add a new representative group member […]

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Judge wants to avoid ‘behemoth’ trial in $500M combustible cladding class action
Class Actions 2020-12-14 2:38 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A judge overseeing two class actions over allegedly flammable combustible cladding used in buildings throughout Australia says he will likely keep the trials separate to […]

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Banksia funder’s son would have confided in friend had he known of dad’s deception, court told
Class Actions 2020-12-11 10:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

The son of the funder behind a class action at the centre of scandalous misconduct claims says he would have sought advice from a family […]

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