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Virgin administrators not on the hook for aircraft leases, for now
Restructuring & Insolvency April 24, 2020 6:41 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The administrators of Virgin Australia will not have to pay the troubled carrier’s aircraft and other lease payments, after a court granted them a temporary […]

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Damages hearing in Queensland floods class action to go ahead despite appeal
Class Actions April 24, 2020 6:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

A hearing to determine damages in the Queensland floods class action will proceed next week despite an appeal brought by the two dam operators that […]

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Closing the door on closing the class
Expert Insights April 24, 2020 3:57 pm By

Introduction In a significant decision, the New South Wales Court of Appeal has held that the Supreme Court does not have power under section 183 […]

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Law firms step up pro bono efforts amid COVID-19 pandemic
Business of Law April 21, 2020 1:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

As the COVID-19 crisis leaves tens of thousands unemployed and charities struggling, law firms are responding by offering assistance to those in need through expanded […]

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Fight erupts over need for amicus to weigh fairness of $212.5M toxic foam settlement scheme
Class Actions April 6, 2020 7:02 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The Commonwealth of Australia has called for the appointment of an amicus to scrutinise the $212.5 million settlement reached in several class action against it […]

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Citing coronavirus, judge orders limited discovery in ANZ, Westpac ‘junk’ insurance class actions
Class Actions April 3, 2020 11:18 pm By Christine Caulfield

Noting the challenge of searching for documentary evidence while employees are working from home, a judge overseeing two consumer class actions against ANZ and Westpac […]

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Group members to get policy cancellation info in NAB insurance class action settlement
Class Actions March 30, 2020 9:02 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A judge overseeing a class action against National Australia Bank over ‘junk insurance’ has ordered that potential group members be given information about cancelling the […]

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Competition and consumer law amid the pandemic: Your guide to avoiding viral confusion
Expert Insights March 30, 2020 10:40 pm By Christine Caulfield

Depending on your industry, you may have already been impacted by the effects of COVID-19, for example, by a spike in the number of customers […]

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Court wrestles with how toxic foam settlement objectors will be heard
Class Actions March 26, 2020 2:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing the $212.5 million settlement in three toxic foam class actions against the Commonwealth of Australia has been told of at least one […]

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Surfstitch class action settlement amount slashed amid ‘very difficult retail environment’
Class Actions March 25, 2020 1:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

Group members in two settled class actions against clothing retailer Surfstitch have been told the settlement amount available to them has plummeted amid a “very […]

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