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Surfstitch class action settlement in peril as debate rages over opt-out notice
Class Actions November 1, 2018 8:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

Judges do not have the power to approve a class action settlement without first issuing an opt-out notice to group members, the court-appointed contradictor in […]

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Sanitarium, Rebel appeal ruling in $1.4M suit over promotion campaign
Contracts September 7, 2018 4:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

Cereal giant Sanitarium and retailer Rebel Sports are challenging a decision dismissing proceedings against a UK marketing company amid a contractual dispute over a recent […]

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S&P, ANZ pay $215M to settle class actions over CDO ratings
Class Actions August 30, 2018 11:22 am By Miklos Bolza

S&P Global and ANZ will pay $215 million to settle consolidated class actions brought by investors over toxic CDOs, a figure revealed by the Federal […]

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Judges to up scrutiny of confidentiality in class action settlements
Analysis August 30, 2018 11:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

The decision by a federal judge to refuse calls for a confidentiality order keeping under wraps S&P Global’s massive class action settlement is a welcome […]

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Funder was ‘moving force’ behind ‘doomed’ Octaviar class action, court told
Class Actions August 22, 2018 10:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Public Trustee of Queensland asked a court Wednesday for indemnity costs from a global litigation funder its says was the “real moving force” behind […]

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Sanitarium, Rebel can’t sue UK insurer over promotion campaign
Contracts August 17, 2018 11:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has dismissed proceedings filed by cereal giant Sanitarium and sports equipment retailer Rebel Sports against a UK-marketing company over a risk transfer agreement […]

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S&P settlement approved despite ‘extraordinarily large’ funder fee
Class Actions August 9, 2018 9:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has given the green light to a settlement of six class actions against ratings agency S&P Global and ANZ Bank over toxic financial […]

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Fitch class action can probe rosy ratings of Sigma Finance
Class Actions August 8, 2018 10:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicant in an investor class action against Fitch Ratings will get its hands on internal reports detailing why the agency assigned a Triple […]

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Full Court questions restraint against class action lawyers
Class Actions August 7, 2018 10:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court expressed doubts Tuesday about an “unusual” and “heavy handed” order restraining lawyers leading the stayed class actions against GetSwift from advising […]

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GetSwift class action should be reheard by new judge, Full Court told
Class Actions August 6, 2018 9:03 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing the GetSwift class action proceedings was bent on picking a winner from the outset and should be removed from the case for […]

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