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Settlements in investor class actions against financial advisory firm get court OK
Class Actions 2020-12-21 1:39 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has signed off on settlements in two class actions against a defunct Sydney-based financial advisory firm by a group of Chinese investors over […]

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Combustible cladding class action firm wants to add new owners group member rep
Class Actions 2020-12-16 9:22 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The law firm behind a class action against German manufacturer 3A Composites over allegedly combustible cladding is seeking to add a new representative group member […]

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Judge wants to avoid ‘behemoth’ trial in $500M combustible cladding class action
Class Actions 2020-12-14 2:38 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A judge overseeing two class actions over allegedly flammable combustible cladding used in buildings throughout Australia says he will likely keep the trials separate to […]

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High Court asked to deal death blow to common fund orders
High Court 2020-12-07 4:57 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Convenience store chain 7-Eleven has asked the High Court to find courts do not have the power to make common fund orders at settlement or […]

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Judge nixes bid to boot unregistered group members from Sims class action
Class Actions 2020-12-04 10:23 pm By Christine Caulfield

A bid by the applicant to restrict a securities class action against recycling company Sims Metal Management to shareholders who have registered to join the […]

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Victoria, Queensland join $500M combustible cladding class actions
Class Actions 2020-11-26 4:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

The states of Victoria and Queensland have joined two class actions over allegedly combustible cladding as group members, with the claims in the proceedings now […]

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Settlement reached in Chinese investors’ class action against Sydney financial advisor
Class Actions 2020-11-19 5:41 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A settlement has been reached in a class action against a Sydney-based financial advisory firm by a group of Chinese investors over a property investment […]

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Citing dangers of ‘hypothetical postulation’, Full Court declines to answer common fund order question
Class Actions 2020-11-03 3:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Court Federal Court has declined to answer a question posed by 7-Eleven as to whether common fund orders can be made on settlement […]

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Court approves one of the first video opt out notices in a class action
Class Actions 2020-10-30 10:12 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has approved what is thought to be only the second ever audio-visual opt out notice in a class action, a move that […]

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7-Eleven says courts have no power to ever make a common fund order
Class Actions 2020-10-27 11:51 pm By Christine Caulfield

The High Court’s majority reasoning in the decision nixing common fund orders at an early stage of a class action leads “inexorably and inevitably” to […]

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