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Class action by sailors over broken Navy training contract revived on appeal
Appeals May 31, 2019 11:55 pm By Christine Caulfield

An appeals court has overturned a decision dismissing a class action on behalf of enlisted Navy sailors alleging the Commonwealth of Australian breached a contract […]

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Maurice Blackburn gets second shot at pursuing class action against BHP
Appeals May 28, 2019 9:18 pm By Christine Caulfield

Maurice Blackburn has partly prevailed in an appeal of a judge’s decision to put the brakes on its shareholder class action against BHP while greenlighting […]

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Appeals court in BHP class action battle questions superiority of no win, no fee model
Appeals May 27, 2019 11:45 pm By Christine Caulfield

Maurice Blackburn’s funding model rejected by a judge overseeing a beauty parade of class actions against BHP appeared structured to incentivise the firm to push […]

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High Court declines funder’s appeal of $64M Banksia settlement approval
Appeals May 24, 2019 1:23 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court will not review an appeals court’s decision to approve a $64 million settlement in litigation over the failure of Banksia Securities while […]

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ACCC loses ‘spoke and hub’ laundry cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection May 24, 2019 3:58 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has come up short in its appeal of a ruling that found it had produced insufficient evidence of a […]

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Crown Resorts challenges ruling allowing jailed employees to talk to class action lawyers
Class Actions May 24, 2019 2:25 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Crown Resorts has appealed a ruling in a shareholder class action against it allowing 18 former employees, who were jailed as part of the Chinese […]

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Banknote maker CCL Secure wins dramatic cut of $65M judgment in ‘shabby fraud’ case
Appeals May 24, 2019 10:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeals court has slashed a damages judgment against international banknote manufacturer CCL Secure in a case alleging it tricked its Nigerian agent into signing […]

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High Court to clarify meaning of ‘officer’ under Corporations Act
Appeals May 21, 2019 2:46 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has granted ASIC special leave to appeal a judgment that let a former director of Gold Coast finance company MFS Group partially […]

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Common fund orders on shaky ground as High Court grants special leave to Westpac, BMW
Analysis May 15, 2019 9:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

The writing may be on the wall for common fund orders in class actions that put all unregistered group members on the hook for a […]

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High Court to hear challenge to common fund orders in class actions
Appeals May 15, 2019 12:19 pm By Christine Caulfield

The High Court has granted applications by Westpac and BMW to weigh in on the validity of common fund orders made in class actions, a […]

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