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Commonwealth Bank, Westpac’s BT face potential class actions over insurance ‘rort’
Class Actions July 31, 2020 4:16 pm By Christine Caulfield

Shine Lawyers is investigating two new class actions against Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Westpac’s BT Funds Management over allegedly excessive insurance premiums, a week […]

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Treasurer met with affiliate of US lobby group on eve of new class action regulations, inquiry told
Class Actions July 27, 2020 8:35 pm By Alison Eveleigh

There is an “embarrassing” foreign influence on Australian laws, a plaintiff law firm has told a parliamentary inquiry into class actions, after revealing that Treasurer […]

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AMP’s life insurance arm hit with class action over ‘inflated’ insurance policies
Class Actions July 24, 2020 9:08 pm By Christine Caulfield

AMP Life has been hit with a class action alleging its financial representatives pushed inflated insurance policies onto 100,000 customers while knowing that better policies […]

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Ruby Princess passengers file class action over coronavirus outbreak
Class Actions July 24, 2020 10:37 am By Christine Caulfield

Shine Lawyers has brought a class action in the Federal Court against cruise operators Carnival and Princess Cruise Lines over their handling of a deadly […]

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IOOF admits head of research had underlings take his compliance training
Class Actions July 20, 2020 6:09 pm By Christine Caulfield

IOOF has admitted that some allegations in an employee complaint at the centre of a shareholder class action were “substantially true”, including claims that it […]

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Westpac hit with class action over banned car loan scheme
Class Actions July 16, 2020 10:35 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Westpac has been hit with a class action over a “shonky” car loan scheme, in what is the first class to be filed in Victoria […]

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‘Horrendous class action journey’: BoQ case should be focus of inquiry, group members say
Class Actions July 15, 2020 11:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

Elderly victims of Ponzi schemer Bradley Sherwin have told the government’s class action inquiry of their “horrendous class action journey”, which led to a “pathetic […]

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Westpac faces class action over car loan ‘rort’
Class Actions July 14, 2020 7:59 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Westpac is facing a class action over an allegedly dishonest car loan scheme that was eventually banned by the corporate regulator. The proceedings, to be […]

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Westpac’s call for update on class action funding shot down by judge
Financial Services July 10, 2020 5:13 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge on Friday dismissed Westpac’s bid for an update from litigation funder JustKapital as to whether it continues to financially back a class action […]

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Costs orders should be the exception in funded Fair Work cases, judge says
Employment July 9, 2020 11:01 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The parties in a ‘sham’ contracting class action brought on behalf of telecommunications workers have both lost bids to recover interlocutory costs, with a judge […]

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