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7-Eleven class action funder’s $12M cut seemed ‘plainly too little’, says appeals judge
Appeals 2024-02-23 4:21 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge hearing an appeal by a funder over its cut of a $98 million settlement in franchisee class actions against 7-Eleven has said the […]

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Class action judge ‘very concerned’ that QBE told brokers they could ignore court request
Class Actions 2024-02-23 3:55 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has railed against insurer QBE after it sent an email to brokers saying it could “in effect ignore” the court’s request that they notify clients about a class action on behalf of businesses that were denied business interruption coverage for COVID-19 related shutdowns. 

Medibank can’t halt class action-style complaint to OAIC over data breach
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2024-02-22 2:22 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has dismissed a bid by Medibank to restrain the Office of Australian Information Commissioner from proceeding with a class action-style complaint on behalf of millions of the private health insurer’s customers affected by an October 2022 data breach.

Light rail class action can’t claim funder’s commission as damages
Class Actions 2024-02-22 10:36 am By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has declined a novel bid by the lead applicant in a class action over disruptions stemming from the construction of Sydney’s $3 billion light rail to claim a funder’s 40 per cent commission as damages, rather than as a deduction from group members’ payout.

Pawnbroker hit with class action over alleged ‘unjust transactions’
Class Actions 2024-02-22 3:15 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A Melbourne pawnbroker is facing a class action over alleged “unjust transactions” involving loans that were given in exchange for customers’ sentimental items and with […]

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Class action firm’s bid to delay fight over security ‘doctrinally unprecedented’, Beach Energy says
Class Actions 2024-02-21 9:35 pm By Sam Matthews

Beach Energy is fighting a bid to adjourn a fight about security for costs in a shareholder class action until the firm that’s running it […]

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Clive Palmer takes fight over criminal cases to the High Court
Appeals 2024-02-21 10:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Mining magnate Clive Palmer has asked the High Court to hear his challenge to a court’s finding that lawsuits he brought challenging two criminal cases […]

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Fletcher Building shareholders say knowledge of late class action claims not discoverable earlier
Class Actions 2024-02-19 11:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

Shareholders of New Zealand construction giant Fletcher Building have told a court that late claims in their class action over alleged misleading 2017 profit forecasts […]

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REST Super hit with class action over insurance premiums
Class Actions 2024-02-16 1:47 pm By Sam Matthews

REST Super faces a class action alleging the supererannuation trustee deducted premiums for income protection insurance that provided no benefit to members. In a first […]

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Stanwell flags rare ‘no case to answer’ submission in Qld energy class action
Class Actions 2024-02-16 4:20 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Queensland power company Stanwell has flagged a possible ‘no case to answer’ submission in an upcoming competition class action trial that would seek to shut […]

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