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Predicted trends in class actions beyond the pandemic
Expert Insights 2020-09-25 3:02 pm By

As the economic impact of Covid-19 continues to develop, we can expect promoters of class actions to explore claims which arise from the pandemic – […]

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Prepping large class action for trial no reason for relief from COVID-19 restrictions, top judge says
Coronavirus 2020-09-24 4:14 pm By Christine Caulfield

The need to properly prepare a large commercial class action is not reason enough to relieve lawyers of COVID-19 restrictions aimed at protecting the health and safety of Victorians, the Federal Court’s chief judge has said in explaining why he denied a bid by the Melbourne-based legal team behind the Crown Resorts class action to have the case declared a priority.

Third class action filed over Victoria’s botched COVID-19 hotel quarantine program
Class Actions 2020-09-24 11:04 am By Christine Caulfield

A class action targeting security companies contracted by the Victorian government to guard returning travellers in hotel quarantine has been launched, bringing to three the number of group proceedings filed over the botched program.

Elliott doesn’t have to give ‘full and frank’ explanation of alleged role in Banksia fee scandal
Class Actions 2020-09-23 9:35 pm By Alison Eveleigh

An appeals court has set aside an order requiring Alex Elliott, the son of the funder behind the Banksia securities class action, to give a […]

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Judge again rejects priority application in Crown Resorts class action
Class Actions 2020-09-23 2:48 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has denied a request to grant priority status to a shareholder class action against Crown Resorts that would have allowed the Melbourne-based legal […]

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Government extends rule shielding companies, directors from COVID-19 class actions
Class Actions 2020-09-23 11:03 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The Morrison Government has extended a temporary change to the continuous disclosure rules to give companies more wriggle room in updating shareholders during the coronavirus […]

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Funder will take loss in $7M QRxPharma class action settlement
Class Actions 2020-09-23 3:04 pm By Miklos Bolza

The funder backing a shareholder class action against the directors of pharmaceutical firm QRxPharma will not seek to profit from a $7 million settlement in […]

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Judge ‘sick to death’ of pleadings fights in Robodebt class action
Class Actions 2020-09-21 2:39 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A judge has slammed the parties in the Robodebt class action for sparring over the pleadings, one week after the class was given leave to […]

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Battle over counterclaims against group members could change class action landscape
Class Actions 2020-09-21 2:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

An upcoming legal battle over whether counterclaims can be brought against non-party group members in a class action against a unit of recruiter Tandem could […]

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Running class action trial from kitchen table ‘preposterous’, court hears
Class Actions 2020-09-18 4:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

Describing as “preposterous” the prospect of running a six-week trial in a class action against Crown Resorts from her kitchen table with three children at […]

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