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Court asked to find Retail Food Group class action exempt from MIS rules
Class Actions 2022-01-18 3:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

A class action against franchise giant Retail Food Group wants to head off any challenge to its funding agreement with a court order that the […]

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Banksia funder to be wound up, liquidators to probe potential claims against directors
Class Actions 2022-01-18 1:23 pm By Christine Caulfield

The litigation funder behind a scam to defraud members of a class action over the collapse of Banksia Securities has entered liquidation, and the funder’s two surviving directors will be among potential targets of attempts to recover money to pay a $21.7 million court judgment.

AG pressed on constitutional validity of unpopular class action bill
Class Actions 2022-01-17 11:55 pm By Christine Caulfield

The federal Attorney General’s Department has faced calls to reveal the constitutional heads of power behind the latest class action reform bill that aims to cap the amount of fees and commission lawyers and funders can earn.

AUSTRAC widens probe into Star Entertainment as class actions loom
Gaming 2022-01-14 11:18 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

AUSTRAC has expanded into investigation into Star Entertainment’s compliance with anti-money laundering laws, two months after a third law firm announced a shareholder class action […]

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The class action settlements that came under fire in 2021
Class Actions 2022-01-12 6:04 pm By Christine Caulfield

If evidence were needed that courts are not rubber stamping class action settlements, the scrutiny of multi-million dollar agreements in 2021 is proof positive that […]

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Class action targets WA over controversial law detaining fine defaulters
Class Actions 2022-01-11 3:32 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A class action against Western Australia is seeking damages for alleged discrimination of Indigenous Australians detained for unpaid fines. In a Federal Court case filed […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2021
Class Actions 2022-01-10 7:52 am By Bianca Hrovat

Class action settlement totals skyrocketed to over $900 million last year, and one law firm negotiated the lion’s share, with $672 million in settlements under […]

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Bayer Essure class action wins unredacted discovery for opt out notice
Class Actions 2022-01-10 2:41 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Bayer has lost its bid to redact the names and contact details of potential group members from discovered documents in a Slater & Gordon-led class […]

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Dixon Advisory hit with second class action over advice fees
Class Actions 2021-12-23 9:32 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Dixon Advisory faces a second class action on behalf of investors who claim they suffered significant financial loss when the advice firm and its directors […]

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Judge shoots down ‘audacious’ McMillan Shakespeare claim for surplus class action funds
Class Actions 2021-12-22 5:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has rejected an “audacious” attempt by McMillan Shakespeare to recoup a surplus of funds left over after a $9.5 million class action settlement […]

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