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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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Commonwealth Bank’s Colonial First State hit with fourth class action
Financial Services January 22, 2020 9:32 pm By Christine Caulfield

Commonwealth Bank’s wealth management unit Colonial First State Investments faces a new class action on behalf of hundreds of thousands of customers who were allegedly […]

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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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The top 5 litigation firms of 2019
Feature January 17, 2020 11:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Lawyerly’s Litigation Firms of 2019 racked up multiple wins last year in high-stakes litigation against formidable opponents, including the country’s top regulators. Our editorial staff […]

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Judge says no need to clarify referees’ role in PFAS class actions
Class Actions January 10, 2020 5:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge overseeing three class actions against the Commonwealth alleging contamination from the use of toxic firefighting foam at three naval bases has shot down […]

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Reports of death of common fund orders greatly exaggerated
Analysis December 19, 2019 11:46 pm By Christine Caulfield

Common fund orders in federal class actions could live to see another day, the Federal Court has indicated in new guidance to be released Friday, […]

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

A class action against Westpac over allegedly excessive insurance premiums that was at the centre of a successful High Court challenge to common fund orders […]

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‘Australia’s largest class action’ turns to bookbuilding after common fund blow
Class Actions December 19, 2019 6:04 pm By Miklos Bolza

A planned class action by Shine Lawyers, pegged as “Australia’s largest class action,” over allegedly toxic firefighting foam at eight Commonwealth military bases won’t be […]

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Optus contractor urges technicians not to join Shine Lawyers’ class action
Class Actions December 10, 2019 3:17 pm By

Facing a potential class action over alleged “sham” contracting, technical services company BSA said last week’s High Court ruling striking down common fund orders showed […]

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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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