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‘Likely’ GetSwift class action settlement should not be delayed by High Court appeal, judge says
Class Actions 2019-02-07 9:36 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge won’t defer the opt-out notice in a shareholder class action against GetSwift pending the High Court’s decision on a special leave application to […]

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Common fund orders fulfil class action promise, lawyers tell historic appeals court
Appeals 2019-02-05 10:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

Common fund orders are the completion of the notion of class actions envisaged when the regime was introduced 27 years ago, a joint-sitting of two […]

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Common fund orders in class actions either ‘premature’ or ‘pointless’, joint appeals court told
Appeals 2019-02-04 8:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeal before a historic joint sitting of two courts over so-called common fund orders in class actions kicked off Monday with a full bench of […]

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It’s the vibe of the thing: all eyes on constitutional challenge to common fund orders
Analysis 2019-02-01 11:16 pm By Christine Caulfield

An unprecedented joint-sitting of two appeals courts will this week hear a constitutional challenge to the power of judges to make so-called common fund orders, […]

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GetSwift to contest High Court special leave bid
Appeals 2019-01-31 11:17 pm By Christine Caulfield

Logistics startup GetSwift has confirmed it will fight an appeal to the High Court by law firm Squire Patton Boggs challenging a landmark ruling that […]

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Amazon had no obligation to use GetSwift’s services, class action claims
Class Actions 2019-01-21 10:48 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

GetSwift failed to disclose to investors that under an agreement announced with Amazon, the e-commerce giant had no obligation to use the logistics provider for […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2018
Exclusive 2019-01-11 11:29 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

From a record-setting funder’s cut to the first call for “proportionality”, last year saw a number of groundbreaking judgments approving class action settlements worth more […]

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Class action cases and trends to watch in 2019
Feature 2019-01-07 10:49 pm By Christine Caulfield

A challenge to the legality of common fund orders, an appeal to the High Court over the power of judges to stay competing cases, one […]

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The unforgettable class action rulings of 2018
Feature 2019-01-04 11:37 pm By Christine Caulfield

Last year was an exciting one for class action lawyers, with monumental court decisions on competing cases, cross-jurisdictional spats, proportionality in settlements and the power […]

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Appealing GetSwift class action ruling comes at a cost, Full Court says
Appeals 2018-12-20 1:33 pm By Christine Caulfield

The law firms that challenged a ruling staying their cases against GetSwift gave the Full Federal Court a chance to guide judges managing competing class […]

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