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High Court asked to deal death blow to common fund orders
High Court 2020-12-07 4:57 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Convenience store chain 7-Eleven has asked the High Court to find courts do not have the power to make common fund orders at settlement or […]

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Shareholder secures access to books for possible class action against Orinoco Gold
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-01-25 3:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

Collapsed gold producer Orinoco Gold could face a class action after a shareholder won access to a raft of company documents to investigate the prospect […]

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ANZ looks to shut down rate-rigging whistleblower’s lawsuit
Employment 2020-11-03 10:31 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

ANZ is gunning for a lawsuit alleging it dismissed a former director of trading after he complained about rate-rigging to be thrown out before trial. […]

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New evidentiary tool on cards as 7-Eleven class action judge hears first ever oral discovery bid
Class Actions 2021-02-19 4:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge overseeing two franchisee class actions against 7-Eleven has heard a landmark application for pre-trial oral discovery that could create another tool […]

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7-Eleven says courts have no power to ever make a common fund order
Class Actions 2020-10-27 11:51 pm By Christine Caulfield

The High Court’s majority reasoning in the decision nixing common fund orders at an early stage of a class action leads “inexorably and inevitably” to […]

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Contradictor in 7-Eleven class action backs court’s power to make CFOs
Class Actions 2020-10-20 3:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

A contradictor appointed in two class actions against 7-Eleven will argue before the Full Federal Court that the court has power both in equity and […]

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7-Eleven to face new unconscionability claims in franchisee class action
Class Actions 2020-11-13 9:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two class actions on behalf of 7-Eleven franchisees plan to expand their case against the convenience store chain by adding new allegations of systemic unconscionable […]

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Priceline staring down class action by irate pharmacy franchisees
Franchise 2021-02-22 6:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

Pharmacy giant Priceline is the target of an “imminent” class action, with a group of dissatisfied franchisees accusing the company of exercising an “overly prescriptive” […]

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Citing dangers of ‘hypothetical postulation’, Full Court declines to answer common fund order question
Class Actions 2020-11-03 3:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Court Federal Court has declined to answer a question posed by 7-Eleven as to whether common fund orders can be made on settlement […]

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Court approves settlement in Santos class action over travel allowances for casuals
Class Actions 2020-07-10 4:58 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A court has signed off on a settlement of a class action brought against oil and gas giant Santos by a group of Indigenous Australians […]

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