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Class action trial against WorleyParsons back on as new judge steps in
Class Actions March 20, 2019 12:55 pm By Miklos Bolza

Trial in a shareholder class action against engineering company WorleyParsons will be heard by a new judge in late August, six months after it was […]

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ASIC to go after GetSwift’s former general counsel
Securities March 19, 2019 7:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission wants to add GetSwift’s former inhouse lawyer as a respondent in its enforcement action against the logistics company, as debate rages over whether a class action against the company should be postponed.

Judge wants four referees in toxic foam class actions
Class Actions March 19, 2019 9:25 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Chief Justice of the Federal Court wants four referees to weigh what’s expected to be voluminous expert evidence in three class actions against the Commonwealth of Australia over exposure to allegedly toxic foam used on a government military bases, saying with 60 class actions pending in the Federal Court, devoting a single judge to the case for months on end should be a “mechanism of last resort”.

Maurice Blackburn to challenge ruling in favour of ATO over bushfire tax bill
Appeals March 19, 2019 11:55 am By Christine Caulfield

Maurice Blackburn has not given up its fight with the Australian Taxation Office over a multimillion dollar tax liability on record-setting class action payout for […]

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Deloitte contributed to Dick Smith’s downfall, class actions now claim
Class Actions March 18, 2019 8:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu is facing claims by the lead applicants in two class actions against failed retail giant Dick Smith alleging its poor accounting practices […]

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IOOF faces shareholder class action after APRA case
Financial Services March 18, 2019 10:56 am By Christine Caulfield

Wealth manager IOOF is facing a shareholder class action alleging it failed to tell investors that misconduct aired at the Banking Royal Commission would put […]

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Class action against NSW public hospital operators can continue, judge rules
Class Actions March 18, 2019 9:48 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has rejected a motion by the NSW government and 15 local health districts to shut down a class action by the relatives of […]

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Judges back US-style class action standstill to deal with competing cases
Class Actions March 15, 2019 11:00 pm By Christine Caulfield

A proposed 90-day standstill that gives law firms time to file competing class actions without rushing to court has garnered support from multiple Federal Court […]

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The ALRC report: What this means for litigation finance in Australia
Expert Insights March 15, 2019 10:40 pm By Craig Arnott, Burford Capital

Friday 25 January 2019 marked the much-anticipated publication of the ALRC report on Class Actions¬†Litigation and Third-Party Funding. This is the result of a year-long […]

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ANZ class action settlement won’t even cover IMF Bentham’s costs
Class Actions March 14, 2019 4:17 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

ANZ has reached a settlement in long-running class action proceedings alleging it hit customers with illegal fees, but the $1.5 million payout falls far short […]

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