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IOOF faces shareholder class action after APRA case
Financial Services 2019-03-18 10:56 am By Christine Caulfield

Wealth manager IOOF is facing a shareholder class action alleging it failed to tell investors that misconduct aired at the Banking Royal Commission would put […]

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WorleyParsons class action trial delayed in 11th hour judge swap
Trials 2019-03-06 7:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

The trial in a much anticipated shareholder class action against engineering firm WorleyParsons scheduled to commence this week has hit a roadblock, with a last […]

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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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Litigation funders slugged with cost of jurisdictional battle over AMP class actions
Class Actions 2019-02-27 9:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

A state judge has ordered the litigation funders behind a group of federal class actions against AMP to pay the legal costs of their failed […]

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Lawyers, funders brace for landmark common fund ruling this week
Analysis 2019-02-26 9:39 pm By Christine Caulfield

Judgments in two appeals challenging the legality of common fund orders issued by courts in class actions will be handed down this week, and the […]

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Foxtel, Optus contractor faces possible class action over ‘sham’ contracts with technicians
Employment 2019-02-21 8:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

Foxtel and Optus contractor BSA may be hit with a class action on behalf of telecommunications technicians allegedly engaged as independent contractors so the company […]

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Draft expert reports fair game in $100M Gladstone Ports class action
Class Actions 2019-02-19 8:31 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Gladstone Ports has won access to draft expert reports prepared by Clyde & Co in its $100 million class action against the Queensland government owned […]

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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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Ethicon loses bid for class closure order in pelvic mesh case
Class Actions 2019-02-05 9:35 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge overseeing a class action against Ethicon over allegedly faulty pelvic mesh implants has shot down the device maker’s bid for a class closure […]

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