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‘An immediate conflict of interest’: Appeals court tosses opt out notices in AMP class action
Appeals June 4, 2020 3:57 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeals court has vacated orders sending opt out and registration notices to shareholders in a class action against AMP after a successful challenge by […]

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Toxic foam class action settlement hearing runs to second day, with ‘unusual’ number of objections
Class Actions June 4, 2020 8:25 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The settlement of three class actions brought against the Commonwealth of Australia over its alleged use of toxic firefighting foam on government military bases is facing an unusually high number of objections, pushing an approval hearing into a second day as dissenters voice their concerns in court.

Robodebt recipients won’t be asked to waive class action claims
Class Actions June 4, 2020 6:06 pm By Christine Caulfield

Centrelink recipients eligible for a share of $721 million in refunds on debts paid as part of the controversial Robodebt scheme will not be asked to sign away their rights in an ongoing class action, but whether the Morrison Government will seek to shut down the case remains to be seen.

Banksia class action funder can’t keep details of misconduct claims under wraps
Class Actions June 3, 2020 10:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has rejected calls to keep confidential the details of professional misconduct claims against the funder and lawyers behind the Banksia Securities class action, in a ruling that revealed that investors of the collapsed lender could recover $30 million more if allegations against the legal team are established at trial.

Review of litigation funding – a time for decisive action?
Expert Insights June 3, 2020 4:22 pm By

The recently announced Parliamentary Joint Committee inquiry into litigation funding and the regulation of the class actions industry may present a unique opportunity for decisive […]

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Independent views to get less airtime in new inquiry as class actions plunged into uncertainty
Class Actions June 2, 2020 4:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

While companies and organisations have been given wide latitude to present their views to the new class action inquiry, submissions by independent professors are on […]

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Treasury Wine calls for stay of class action, accuses Maurice Blackburn of misusing docs
Class Actions June 2, 2020 2:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

Treasury Wine Estates will seek to shut down a shareholder class action brought by Maurice Blackburn after accusing the law firm of breaching its obligations […]

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Government faces hefty bill after loss in landmark live export class action
Class Actions June 2, 2020 9:35 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has ruled in favour of live exporters in a class action against the Federal Government, finding a total ban on live cattle exports […]

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Technology: The key to the future of class actions
Expert Insights June 2, 2020 4:10 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

What do recent developments in the Australian class actions space including the apparent end to common funder orders (CFOs), proposed contingency fees in Victoria, the […]

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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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