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Top 10 class action settlements of 2018
Exclusive January 11, 2019 11:29 pm By Christine Caulfield and Cat Fredenburgh

From a record-setting funder’s cut to the first call for ‘“proportionality”, last year saw a number of groundbreaking judgments approving class action settlements worth more […]

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Judge questions Gadens’ cost disclosures in fee spat with client
Business of Law January 8, 2019 9:28 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has allowed an assessment of Gadens’ legal costs in a dispute with a client over $665,000 in fees, saying while the application had […]

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IOOF says APRA should be able to state its case after 3-year probe
Financial Services December 20, 2018 3:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

A barrister for two units of embattled wealth manager IOOF and three senior company executives facing claims by APRA have criticised the regulator for filing […]

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Gadens to run consolidated Quintis class action, court hears
Class Actions December 10, 2018 1:13 pm By Miklos Bolza

A shareholder class action led by Bannister Law against sandalwood oil producer Quintis will be absorbed by rival law firm Gadens in a consolidation agreement […]

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Ernst & Young says previous Quintis auditor should share any blame
Class Actions December 3, 2018 11:08 pm By Christine Caulfield

Accounting giant Ernst & Young, which is accused in a class action of misleading and deceptive conduct in signing off on the 2015 and 2016 […]

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Surfstitch judge says court can’t drop opt-out notice to class
Class Actions November 16, 2018 11:23 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has rejected a bid by the applicants in two shareholder class actions against online fashion retailer Surfstitch to push forward with a proposed […]

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Quintis class action lawyers want to peek at insurance docs
Class Actions November 8, 2018 2:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

Lawyers leading a class action against Quintis want the failed sandalwood oil producer to hand over evidence of any insurance policy that could cover the […]

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Surfstitch class action settlement in peril as debate rages over opt-out notice
Class Actions November 1, 2018 8:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

Judges do not have the power to approve a class action settlement without first issuing an opt-out notice to group members, the court-appointed contradictor in […]

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Gadens seeks to shut down rival firm’s Quintis class action
Class Actions October 16, 2018 10:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

The battle over competing shareholder class actions against failed sandalwood oil producer Quintis is heating up, with law firm Gadens launching a bid to shut […]

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Mercy Hospital can give pregnant Jehovah’s Witness blood transfusion if needed
Healthcare September 7, 2018 10:42 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Mercy Hospital for Women in Melbourne can give a pregnant 17-year-old Jehovah’s witness a blood transfusion if her life is at risk during or after […]

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