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$23.6M Vocation class action bill might have been ‘materially lower’, judge says
Class Actions 2021-07-23 11:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has approved a $50 million settlement in a shareholder class action against failed training company Vocation and auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers, but questioned whether the […]

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Law firm Levitt Robinson agrees to take down Google ads for Aveo class action
Class Actions 2021-07-23 2:41 pm By Miklos Bolza

Law firm Levitt Robinson has agreed to remove a series of Google ads promoting a class action against retirement home provider Aveo Group on behalf of residents over changes to the terms on which they could re-sell their units.

Judge lets two Boral class actions run, but warns about potential lawyer conflicts
Class Actions 2021-07-21 11:59 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has denied a law firm’s bid to stay a rival’s closed shareholder class action against construction giant Boral but warned courts must be […]

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Full Court may decide critical question in superannuation class actions
Class Actions 2021-07-20 4:45 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicant in a Maurice Blackburn-led class action against superannuation provider Colonial First State wants the Full Court to determine whether group members still […]

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Judge questions ‘extraordinarily large’ legal fees in $30M Westpac class action settlement
Class Actions 2021-07-16 8:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has questioned the legal disbursements sought to be approved in a $30 million class action settlement against Westpac over allegedly excessive life insurance […]

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Allianz says joint class action would eliminate competition in contingency fee rates
Class Actions 2021-07-16 3:21 pm By Christine Caulfield

Consolidation of two consumer class actions against Allianz would do away with competition in a contest to lead a single case that would force a […]

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NT government settles detention centre class action, wants payout kept secret
Class Actions 2021-07-16 12:46 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The Northern Territory government has reached a settlement in a class action brought on behalf of NT youth detainees seeking compensation for alleged human rights […]

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Law firms reverse course on novel alternative to beauty parade in Allianz class actions
Insurance 2021-07-13 1:13 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Two law firms running competing class actions against insurance giant Allianz have dropped a plan to resolve the duplication by jointly running just one of […]

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Owner of Sydney jewellery house told employee she had ‘bedroom eyes’, harassment suit says
Employment 2021-07-12 9:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

The owner of a Sydney-based jewellery design house is facing a sexual harassment lawsuit by an employee who claims he gave her multiple diamond rings […]

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BHP asks High Court to weigh in on inclusion of foreign investors in class action
Appeals 2021-07-05 11:56 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Global resources giant BHP Group is seeking special leave from the High Court to appeal a ruling that rejected its bid to exclude foreign investors […]

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