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Judge says High Court did not rule out common fund orders at settlement
Class Actions December 6, 2019 1:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

The High Court’s ruling Wednesday that judges have no power to issue a common fund order in the initial phases of a class action does […]

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$42M Murray Goulburn settlement wins approval, but fight over funder’s cut still on
Class Actions December 6, 2019 2:56 pm By Christine Caulfield

Two months after rejecting the deal because the litigation funder’s cut appeared excessive, a judge has approved a $42 million class action settlement with Murray […]

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Settlement approval in second Murray Goulburn class action could be ‘messier’, judge says
Class Actions December 3, 2019 2:01 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has rejected a proposal to jointly hear argument for approval of settlements in two class actions against milk supplier Murray Goulburn, saying the […]

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Judge looks out for pensioners as NAB ‘junk’ insurance class action settlement approval delayed
Class Actions December 3, 2019 2:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge on Tuesday questioned how elderly group members struggling with the digital age can register in a ‘junk’ insurance class action against National Australia […]

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Greater cooperation between regulators, class action litigants would remove substantial barriers
Expert Insights December 3, 2019 11:18 pm By editor

The close relationship between regulator action seeking to prosecute corporate wrongdoing and private enforcement is an established and powerful means of recovering compensation for the […]

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Ernst & Young denies it was negligent in goodwill review of Slater & Gordon’s Quindell deal
Class Actions November 29, 2019 1:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

Accounting giant Ernst & Young, which has been dragged into two class actions by Slater & Gordon shareholders, has shot back at claims it was […]

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Class actions get boost with contingency fees bill in Victoria
Class Actions November 28, 2019 10:48 pm By Christine Caulfield

Plaintiffs lawyers running class actions in Victoria will be free to charge contingency fees under new legislation introduced by the Labor government this week, a […]

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Bellamy’s to pay $49.7M to settle shareholder class actions
Class Actions November 27, 2019 10:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Infant food maker Bellamy’s has agreed to pay $49.7 million to settle two shareholder class actions alleging the company misled investors in 2016 about its […]

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Funder’s cut, legal fees face scrutiny in second Murray Goulburn class action
Class Actions November 27, 2019 11:11 pm By Christine Caulfield

The litigation funder financing the second of two recently settled shareholder class actions against Murray Goulburn will face similar scrutiny over its commission as the […]

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Westpac responds to class action, says members benefited from ‘high’ super fees
Class Actions November 26, 2019 2:47 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two Westpac units have defended their choice to charge higher superannuation fees, saying in their responses to a Slater and Gordon class action that customers […]

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