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Judge joins two Lendlease class actions, wants one law firm to bow out
Class Actions November 21, 2019 10:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has consolidated competing shareholder class actions against builder Lendlease brought by rival plaintiffs law firms, but has rejected the firms’ bid to jointly […]

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The key to addressing overwork and depression in the legal industry
Expert Insights November 15, 2019 4:35 pm By

Two contentious issues have been featuring prominently in legal circles in the last few weeks. They may appear discrete, but they share a common theme […]

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Vocation class action lumbers on with pared claims
Class Actions November 11, 2019 4:02 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Certain claims in a shareholder class action against insolvent training company Vocation and auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers have been dropped, as the long-running case awaits a new […]

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Westpac lending class action gets makeover after ASIC loss
Financial Services October 30, 2019 4:07 pm By Christine Caulfield

A class action accusing Westpac of issuing unsuitable home loans is pushing forward with overhauled pleadings after the corporate watchdog lost a related regulatory action, […]

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Woolworths class action funder wants up to 35% of any recovery
Class Actions October 28, 2019 12:23 pm By Christine Caulfield

The funder backing a shareholder class action against Woolworths wants a 35 percent slice of any settlement or judgment in the $100 million case, according […]

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Cash Converters to pay $42.5M to settle personal loans class action
Class Actions October 21, 2019 2:31 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Cash Converters has agreed to pay $42.5 million to settle a class action brought on behalf of consumers that took out personal loans, after reaching […]

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CBA unit faces MySuper class action over delayed $3.2B funds transfer
Class Actions October 17, 2019 1:03 pm By Amelia Birnie

Commonwealth Bank subsidiary Colonial First State and former director Linda Elkins face a class action alleging the wealth management group breached its superannuation trustee duties […]

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Judge ‘outraged’ by terms of ACCC’s $75M dieselgate settlement with VW
Competition & Consumer Protection October 16, 2019 8:41 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge is considering whether he can increase a record $75 million civil penalty settlement reached by Volkswagen and the ACCC over the dieselgate scandal, […]

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ANZ says ASIC overreaching in case over ‘periodical payment’ fees
Financial Services October 15, 2019 9:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

ANZ has rejected allegations by the financial regulator that $35 million in fees charged to customers for periodical payments between accounts was unlawful, saying the […]

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State Street drops Fearless Girl trade mark case against super fund
Intellectual Property October 14, 2019 3:25 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

US asset management firm State Street has dropped its trade mark claims against a second superannuation fund over its iconic Fearless Girl statue, leaving law […]

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