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Lawyers say judge has power to close class action with tweak to group member definition
Class Actions July 31, 2020 10:35 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Lawyers running a class action against recycling company Sims Metal Management say the court has power to approve their bid to amend the group member […]

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Judge slams opt out notice, ‘disturbing’ funder letter in Suncorp class action
Class Actions July 21, 2020 10:40 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A judge overseeing a class action against Suncorp over alleged conflicted remuneration has questioned a proposed opt out notice telling group members they should sign […]

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Citing COVID-19 and $1.5M in class action costs, cladding manufacturer goes into administration
Class Actions July 13, 2020 10:34 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Cladding manufacturer Fairview Architectural has filed for voluntary administration, citing challenges posed by COVID-19 and $1.5 million spent so far defending a class action alleging […]

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‘Harsh and draconian’: Judge shoots down bid for class closure in combustible cladding action
Class Actions June 1, 2020 8:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has dismissed a “harsh and draconian” class closure order sought by German cladding manufacturer 3A Composites in a class action against it over […]

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Essential Energy loses bid to block preliminary discovery for potential class action
Class Actions May 22, 2020 9:06 pm By Miklos Bolza

Essential Energy has lost its appeal of a ruling granting preliminary discovery for a potential class action over the 2018 Tathra bushfire in New South […]

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Three law firms settle class actions over Ralan investment advice
Class Actions May 7, 2020 12:41 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Three Sydney-based law firms have agreed to settle the class actions brought against them by Australian-Chinese investors seeking over $6 million in damages for allegedly […]

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3A Composites fights for class closure order in combustible cladding action
Class Actions May 19, 2020 4:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

German cladding manufacturer 3A Composites is pushing forward with a bid to close a class action over allegedly combustible cladding to registered group members, arguing […]

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Essential Energy fights to block discovery for potential Tathra bushfire class action
Appeals May 15, 2020 4:32 pm By Miklos Bolza

Power distributor Essential Energy has appealed a judgment granting preliminary discovery to landowners to pursue a potential class action over the 2018 Tathra bushfire. The […]

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Class action says AMP wielding ‘threat’ of strike out application
Class Actions April 24, 2020 3:15 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Repeated suggestions of a planned strike out application are being used as a “threat” by four AMP subsidiaries and two trustees in a consolidated class […]

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Settlement in Ralan class actions to be kept under wraps amid threat of more lawsuits
Class Actions May 14, 2020 6:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

The settlement sum in three class actions against law firms that allegedly gave negligent advice about property investments in the now-defunct Ralan Group has been […]

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