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Judge was wrong to halt cross-examination in Octaviar class action, court hears
Class Actions January 17, 2019 9:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge that dismissed an investor class action against the Public Trustee of Queensland over the failure of investment firm Octaviar Group improperly intervened in […]

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NAB says customers could decide if credit card insurance was ‘worthless’
Financial Services January 16, 2019 12:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

National Australia Bank has rejected a class action’s claims that it pushed worthless credit card insurance onto its customers, saying it was up to the customers to determine the true value of the coverage.

VW knew about defeat software but ACCC doesn’t need to prove it, court told
Competition & Consumer Protection January 15, 2019 9:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

The ACCC does not need to prove Volkswagen knew about the diesel emissions software at the heart of its action against the car giant — […]

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Opal Tower ‘structurally sound’ but flaws found in design, construction, report says
Construction January 15, 2019 10:40 pm By Christine Caulfield

The cracks that led to the evacuation of Sydney’s Opal Tower and threats of litigation have been blamed on design and construction issues, but the […]

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The cases facing the Big Four banks in 2019
Feature January 14, 2019 11:47 pm By Christine Caulfield

Australia’s four biggest lenders had an expensive year in court last year, but with cases spilling over into the new year and the fallout from […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2018
Exclusive January 11, 2019 11:29 pm By Christine Caulfield and Cat Fredenburgh

From a record-setting funder’s cut to the first call for ‘“proportionality”, last year saw a number of groundbreaking judgments approving class action settlements worth more […]

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Law firms investigate class actions over Sydney’s faulty Opal Tower
Construction January 11, 2019 11:20 pm By Christine Caulfield

Two law firms have launched formal investigations into possible class actions over Sydney’s defective Opal Tower, inviting owners of units in the “crumbling” building to […]

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Toxic foam class action not time-barred, court hears
Class Actions January 10, 2019 10:36 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The applicants in a class action over exposure to allegedly toxic foam used on a government military base have struck back at the Commonwealth of Australia’s […]

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Class loses appeal over fatal Christmas Island boat crash
Appeals January 10, 2019 10:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

The families of asylum seekers who died in the 2010 Christmas Island boat crash have lost an appeal of a ruling that dismissed their class […]

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Ex-Radio Rentals CEO knew about misleading contracts, class action claims
Class Actions January 9, 2019 9:19 pm By Miklos Bolza

The former CEO of Radio Rentals, James Marshall, has been dragged into a consumer class action alleging he knew the home goods rental company pushed […]

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