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Westpac faces new claim in life insurance class action
Class Actions February 23, 2018 8:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Westpac was responsible for the conduct of its in-house financial planner, who allegedly overcharged the bank’s own customers with excess premiums on life insurance, class […]

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Amaca can’t get indemnity costs over asbestos settlement
Construction February 23, 2018 8:17 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has rejected Amaca’s bid for indemnity costs in a case over contributions to an asbestos class action settlement, but he did not rule […]

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Commonwealth Bank denies Austrac money laundering claims
Financial Services February 23, 2018 8:14 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia on Friday pushed back against the majority of expanded claims brought by the anti-money laundering regulator and denied all allegations […]

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Judge in sports betting class action won’t recuse himself
Class Actions February 22, 2018 8:34 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge overseeing a class action brought by investors in a sports betting scheme has shot down a lawyer’s mid-trial bid that he recuse himself. […]

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Lawyers wrap up in J&J vaginal mesh class action
Class Actions February 22, 2018 3:35 pm By Jennifer Cooke

After a marathon six-month hearing over 89 days, closing submissions in the landmark vaginal mesh class action against Johnson & Johnson in the Federal Court […]

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GetSwift hit with $300M shareholder class action
Class Actions February 21, 2018 8:56 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Squire Patton Boggs has brought a shareholder class action worth potentially $300 million against logistics software company GetSwift and its director, former AFL player Joel […]

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VW must name US employees behind emissions scandal
Competition & Consumer Protection February 20, 2018 8:29 pm By Jennifer Cooke

In a significant pre-trial victory in the Volkswagen emissions scandal class action, a Federal Court judge has ordered the auto company to identify all U.S. […]

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S&P settles Lifeplan class action over CDOs ratings
Class Actions February 20, 2018 12:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

S&P Global Ratings has reached a settlement in an Australian class action by investors who bought collateralised debt obligations rated healthy by the U.S. credit […]

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Judge mulls VW disclosures ahead of first ‘dieselgate’ trial
Competition & Consumer Protection February 14, 2018 7:50 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Federal Court judge may rule as early as Friday on whether Volkswagen should be required to answer questions about alleged emissions defeat device software […]

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Allens wins costs in oil spill class action
Energy & Natural Resources February 14, 2018 12:22 pm By Christine Caulfield

A Federal Court judge has ruled the lead applicant in a Maurice Blackburn-led class action by Indonesian farmers against PTTEP Australasia must foot its opponent’s […]

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