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Judge ‘tempted’ to allow Arrium liquidator to give expert evidence at trial
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-02-11 3:29 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A judge has indicated that he will allow Arrium Group’s liquidator to give expert evidence at an upcoming trial in proceedings against the steel giant’s […]

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Judge won’t allow new claims against Herbert Smith Freehills over Arrium Group collapse
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-02-03 4:11 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has refused a bid to bring claims against law firm Herbert Smith Freehills in one of three lawsuits that will soon head to […]

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Concerns about courts wading into funding commission rates ‘exaggerated’, judge says
Class Actions 2021-01-29 10:08 pm By Christine Caulfield

Concerns behind criticism that courts aren’t equipped to assess a class action funder’s commission are exaggerated, and the fixing by judges of reasonable remuneration, at […]

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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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Tech company Sarb can amend case over Melbourne parking detector patent
Intellectual Property 2021-01-21 1:34 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Data technology company Sarb Management Group has been granted leave to amend its patent infringement cross claim against Vehicle Monitoring Systems in a lawsuit over […]

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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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GetSwift’s move to Canada wins court, FIRB approval after fierce opposition by ASIC
Securities 2021-01-08 9:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

Last-mile logistics software company GetSwift has ceased trading on the ASX after its relocation to Canada got the greenlight by the Federal Court and FIRB […]

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Group members will get about half of $50M Vocation class action settlement
Class Actions 2020-12-18 2:37 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Shareholders of collapsed vocational training company Vocation are poised to get about half of a $50 million settlement reached last month in a complex, long-running […]

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Judge OKs IAG class action settlement, rejects funder’s bid to recoup insurance
Class Actions 2020-12-17 3:01 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has signalled his intention to sign off on a $138 million settlement in a class action against IAG and approve a common fund […]

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Opal Tower concrete manufacturer appeals loss to insurer over coverage of legal bills
Insurance 2020-12-09 9:22 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The prefab concrete specialist behind Sydney’s Opal Tower has appealed a ruling letting its insurers off the hook to pay costs in advance incurred in […]

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