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Surfstitch judge says court can’t drop opt-out notice to class
Class Actions November 16, 2018 11:23 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has rejected a bid by the applicants in two shareholder class actions against online fashion retailer Surfstitch to push forward with a proposed […]

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McMillan Shakespeare unit denies car warranties ‘illusory’
Class Actions November 15, 2018 10:55 pm By Christine Caulfield

Defending a class action alleging its vehicle warranties were worthless, a unit of car leasing company McMillan Shakespeare said it has paid out claims to more 3,600 drivers, and was obligated to consider each claim “on its merits”.

Accountants for collapsed Centaur Litigation can’t amend defence
Restructuring & Insolvency November 14, 2018 4:12 pm By Christine Caulfield

The accountants for fraudster Scott Williams, the man behind the multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme Centaur Litigation, lost a bid to amend their defence to limit […]

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Wind farm co. settles class action over bushfire caused by electrocuted crow
Class Actions November 14, 2018 3:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Renewable energy company Infigen Energy has agreed to settle a class action over the January 2017 Currandooley bushfire that was sparked by a crow that […]

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Class members get nothing in $2.6M bushfire class action settlement
Class Actions November 13, 2018 3:08 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A court has signed off on a $2.6 million settlement in a class action against Endeavour Energy and two other companies over the 2013 Mt […]

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Law firm in showdown with ATO over Black Saturday payouts
Class Actions November 13, 2018 11:04 pm By Christine Caulfield

Maurice Blackburn’s battle with the Australian Taxation Office over a tax bill on class action settlements for thousands of Black Saturday bushfire victims went to […]

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Funder wants major role in common fund challenge
Class Actions November 12, 2018 8:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

Litigation funder Regency Funding has sought leave to intervene as a major player in one of two challenges to the courts’ powers to issue common […]

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Crown shouldn’t keep jailed ex-employees silent, court told
Class Actions November 12, 2018 8:39 pm By Christine Caulfield

An attempt by Crown Resorts to block ex-employees from talking to class action lawyers about the casino giant’s thwarted business in China was contrary to […]

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Common fund order in CBA class action put on ice
Class Actions November 12, 2018 10:55 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has adjourned an application by law firm Slater & Gordon for a common fund order in a class action against the Commonwealth Bank […]

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Challenges to common fund orders to be heard together, Chief Justice says
Appeals November 8, 2018 9:53 pm By Christine Caulfield and Miklos Bolza

Two far-reaching appeals challenging the court’s power to order all members of an open class action to pay a litigation funder will be heard together, […]

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