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RCR Tomlinson class actions will fight to stay alive
Class Actions 2019-04-12 11:12 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two class actions against collapsed engineering firm RCR Tomlinson may be dismissed earlier than expected unless the Supreme Court allows them proceed against a liquidator […]

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Ex-Slater & Gordon directors can’t dismiss Pitcher Partners’ cross claims in class actions
Class Actions 2019-04-09 4:56 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has rejected a bid by former directors of Slater & Gordon to throw out cross claims brought by Pitcher Partners in two shareholder […]

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GetSwift class action to get in line behind ASIC case
Class Actions 2019-04-04 8:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has agreed to postpone a trial against logistics provider GetSwift until next year when a class action and a lawsuit by the Australian […]

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Judge orders costs for infamous anti-suit injunction in AMP class action turf war
Financial Services 2019-04-02 10:36 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge who entertained an anti-suit injunction in the AMP class action jurisdictional battle that set off what another judge called an “unseemly debacle” has […]

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Apache loses bid for separate trial in $83M tax credit spat with Santos
Energy & Natural Resources 2019-04-02 5:11 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has rejected a bid by a group of Apache Corporation companies to break up a looming trial in a long-running dispute with WA-based […]

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Two GetSwift shareholders opt out of class action, say company should put ‘legal obstacles’ behind it
Class Actions 2019-04-01 12:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

GetSwift shareholders Clutterbuck Capital Management and KPT Capital have opted out of a class action against the logistics services provider, blasting the “inappropriate and questionable” […]

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ASIC to go after GetSwift’s former general counsel
Securities 2019-03-19 7:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission wants to add GetSwift’s former inhouse lawyer as a respondent in its enforcement action against the logistics company, as […]

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IOOF faces shareholder class action after APRA case
Financial Services 2019-03-18 10:56 am By Christine Caulfield

Wealth manager IOOF is facing a shareholder class action alleging it failed to tell investors that misconduct aired at the Banking Royal Commission would put […]

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Common fund rulings a boon for class action litigation funders, experts say
Analysis 2019-03-01 9:37 pm By Christine Caulfield

Two rulings Friday keeping alive the common fund order are a ringing endorsement by the courts of the important role that litigation funders play in […]

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Judges have the power to issue common fund orders, appeals courts rule
Class Actions 2019-03-01 8:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

Common fund orders in class actions are legal and not unconstitutional, six judges found Friday after a history-making joint sitting of two appeals courts. With […]

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