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Judge throws out lawsuit accusing Sydney solicitors of unconscionable conduct
Business of Law 2021-03-22 5:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Sydney law firm has successfully defended a NSW Supreme Court lawsuit by angry former clients who tried to overturn a $492,000 settlement and accused […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2020
Analysis 2021-01-12 10:46 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Payouts in class actions in 2020 largely kept pace with the previous year despite the financial strain of the COVID-19 pandemic, with companies and other […]

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Proportionality no basis to deny fees in $7M QRxPharma class action settlement, judge says
Class Actions 2020-09-29 3:12 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has approved a $7 million settlement in a class action against the directors of pharmaceutical company QRxPharma, only a third of which will […]

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Funder will take loss in $7M QRxPharma class action settlement
Class Actions 2020-09-23 3:04 pm By Miklos Bolza

The funder backing a shareholder class action against the directors of pharmaceutical firm QRxPharma will not seek to profit from a $7 million settlement in […]

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Race car driver Max Twigg misappropriated $100M in family trust fund fortune, court finds
Sports 2020-09-01 6:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

Race car driver and former owner of the famous Byron Bay Hotel, Max Twigg, misappropriated around $100 million in family trust money, taking steps to […]

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Funder to continue backing Westpac insurance class action, for now
Class Actions 2020-02-12 11:43 am By Miklos Bolza

The funder behind a class action against Westpac over allegedly excessive insurance premiums has confirmed that it will continue backing the case despite earlier concerns […]

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Westpac class action on shaky ground after High Court ruling
Class Actions 2019-12-19 6:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

The funder behind a class action against Westpac over allegedly excessive insurance premiums that was at the centre of a successful High Court challenge to […]

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Suncorp unit can force reversal of Coverforce acquisition, court says
Corporate 2019-12-10 9:52 pm By Christine Caulfield

The head of Australia’s largest unlisted insurance broker, Coverforce, may face a future damages claim for misleading or deceptive conduct if a recent acquisition of […]

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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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