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Royal commission class actions keep rolling in, one year after Hayne report
Financial Services January 23, 2020 7:13 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A year after Commissioner Kenneth Hayne released his scathing report, companies in the financial services sector are still facing fresh class actions over conduct aired […]

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STA Travel makes admissions in ACCC case over hidden fees
Competition & Consumer Protection January 23, 2020 10:18 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s case alleging STA Travel hit customers with $1 million in hidden fees and commissions through an add-on that purported to cover the cost of flight changes will go straight to a penalties hearing after the student travel agent made admissions.

IMF poised to take over class actions from rival funders rattled by common fund ruling
Class Actions January 20, 2020 3:57 pm By Miklos Bolza

Litigation funder IMF Bentham has shrugged off concerns about the High Court’s recent ruling on common fund orders, telling investors that it’s in a position […]

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GetSwift shareholder info should be off limits for class action bookbuilding, judge told
Class Actions December 17, 2019 8:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

Contact details of shareholders provided by GetSwift to the firm running a class action should not be used to recruit group members now that the […]

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Takata airbags class actions confirm landmark challenge to class closure order
Appeals December 17, 2019 10:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

The applicants in a group of class actions over defective Takata airbags are pushing ahead with a challenge to the power of the NSW Supreme […]

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De-classing threat revived as 3A Composites slams ‘simply shambolic’ combustible cladding action
Product Liability December 16, 2019 9:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

German cladding manufacturer 3A Composites has again threatened to call for the de-classing of a class action brought over allegedly combustible cladding, slamming the case […]

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Takata airbags class action might appeal class closure in wake of common fund ruling
Class Actions December 6, 2019 10:18 pm By Hannah Gee

The applicants in a group of class actions over defective Takata airbags have flagged a possible challenge to a formal class closure order in the […]

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Common fund orders in class actions dealt fatal blow by High Court
Class Actions December 4, 2019 10:12 am By Christine Caulfield

Judges have no power to order all class action members to pay a proportion of a litigation funder’s commission out of their share of a […]

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All eyes on High Court as ruling on common fund orders looms
Feature December 2, 2019 11:24 pm By Christine Caulfield

The High Court is poised this week to issue its judgment in a case challenging the validity of common fund orders in class actions, a […]

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‘Time for commercial reality to bite’: Judge orders class closure in Takata air bags class actions
Class Actions November 1, 2019 3:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge overseeing seven class actions against some of the world’s largest car makers over defective Takata airbags has ordered that class closure take place […]

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