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Funder spars with judge as Westpac’s common fund challenge looms
Class Actions October 19, 2018 10:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

The litigation funder at the centre of a challenge by Westpac to the Federal Court’s power to make common fund orders faced a fiery judge […]

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Déjà vu as AMS fights to restrict membership in pelvic mesh class action
Class Actions October 18, 2018 9:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

Medical device maker American Medical Systems, which is facing a class action over allegedly faulty pelvic mesh implants, has taken a page from the Ethicon […]

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Judge open to stay Westpac class action pending common fund appeal
Class Actions October 17, 2018 10:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

A federal judge has lit a fire under the law firm leading the Westpac life insurance class action, saying if it wanted to apply for […]

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Westpac appeals funding order in life insurance class action
Class Actions October 11, 2018 10:42 pm By Christine Caulfield

Westpac is challenging a judge’s order that gives the funder backing a class action over life insurance premiums a 25 percent cut of any recovery. […]

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Court consolidates toxic foam class action trials
Class Actions October 11, 2018 9:49 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Three class actions filed against the Commonwealth of Australia over allegedly toxic foam from government military bases will be heard together. Justice Jayne Jagot set […]

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Quinn Emanuel reveals ‘step up’ funding model in AMP class action beauty pageant
Class Actions October 10, 2018 9:29 pm By Miklos Bolza

Law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan will call in US experts to back up its proposed “step up” funding model as five law firms begin […]

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Shine boosts shareholder class action practice with ACA acquisition
Business of Law October 5, 2018 4:46 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Shine Lawyers has acquired boutique class action firm ACA lawyers, a deal that will create the second largest class action firm in Australia by caseload […]

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Westpac class action funder agrees to net commission
Class Actions September 28, 2018 4:40 pm By Christine Caulfield

The funder underwriting a class action against Westpac will take a 25 percent cut of the net — not gross — recovery sum to secure […]

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Law firms won’t challenge AMP class action ruling
Class Actions September 26, 2018 1:11 pm By Christine Caulfield

A landmark ruling that transferred four competing federal class actions against AMP to state court will stand, with the law firms behind the cases opting […]

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Judge wants funder’s cut in Westpac class action to come from net recovery
Class Actions September 19, 2018 1:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has agreed to sign off on an order in a massive class action against Westpac that could give 25 percent of any recovery […]

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