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Judge won’t let two class actions against Freedom Foods, Deloitte run in parallel
Class Actions 2021-09-22 1:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has rejected an application by the plaintiffs in two class actions against Freedom Foods and Deloitte to run their cases side-by-side, but said […]

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MIS regime poses ‘real risk’ to consolidating Freedom Foods class actions, court told
Class Actions 2021-09-17 10:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

Recent changes to the law requiring funded class actions to be registered as managed investment schemes have complicated the question of how best to resolve […]

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Boral denies loss claims in shareholder class action
Class Actions 2021-09-15 2:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

Boral has denied that shareholders bringing two class actions against it over financial irregularities in its North America windows business suffered any loss, saying that […]

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Domino’s class action reluctant to be class closure ‘guinea pig’
Class Actions 2021-08-30 3:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has again suggested the Full Court should weigh in on whether the court has the power to make class closure orders, but the […]

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Class action lawyers await guidance from courts on impact of continuous disclosure reforms
Feature 2021-08-25 5:57 pm By Miklos Bolza

Reforms by the Morrison government passed earlier this month weakening continuous disclosure obligations will spur corporate defendants to engage in “expensive interlocutory warfare” to shut […]

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Judge wants to hear AUSTRAC class actions against CBA before he retires, literally
Class Actions 2021-08-06 11:17 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The judge overseeing class actions against Commonwealth Bank over its money laundering compliance failures has threatened to force the parties to go to trial by […]

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Mayne Pharma hit with shareholder class action over US antitrust probe
Class Actions 2021-08-03 11:11 am By Christine Caulfield

Generic drug maker Mayne Pharma Group has been hit with a shareholder class action over disclosures in relation to price-fixing allegations by US authorities. The […]

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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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GetSwift to resolve shareholder class action in ‘creative’ settlement
Class Actions 2021-07-16 10:00 am By Christine Caulfield

GetSwift has reached an agreement to settle a shareholder class action accusing the logistics company of misleading statements over contracts, avoiding a trial that was […]

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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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