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Reforms to target litigation funders and ‘lawfare’, Attorney-General says
Class Actions November 5, 2019 9:33 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Government is considering reforms targeting litigation funders in response to what it has called a greater number of “increasingly politicised” class actions against […]

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Thiess workers owed unpaid wages for bus journeys, judge finds
Employment November 5, 2019 6:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has ruled against mining services firm Thiess in a class action brought by construction workers seeking unpaid wages for time spent on […]

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Staffing company faces $45M worker misclassification class action
Class Actions November 5, 2019 10:07 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A unit of staffing company Programmed has become the latest target of a litigation blitz over casual workers, with the company facing a $45 million […]

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Time may be ripe for discrimination class actions in Australia
Expert Insights November 5, 2019 10:48 pm By

It has been suggested by American and Canadian lawyers that Australia is dragging its feet in using its group litigation and class action regimes to […]

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ASIC wins admissions from NAB in $100M fees for no service case
ASIC November 4, 2019 1:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A hearing scheduled for next year in the Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s case against two NAB wealth management units will focus solely on how […]

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‘Time for commercial reality to bite’: Judge orders class closure in Takata air bags class actions
Class Actions November 1, 2019 3:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge overseeing seven class actions against some of the world’s largest car makers over defective Takata airbags has ordered that class closure take place […]

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Funder to fight for Murray Goulburn class action commission, as milk supplier settles second case
Class Actions November 1, 2019 9:48 pm By Christine Caulfield

Murray Goulburn has agreed to pay $37.5 million to resolve the second of two shareholder class actions over its 2016 profit forecasts, as the $42 […]

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Future personal injury claims may be barred in PFAS class actions, court warns
Australian Government Solicitor November 1, 2019 10:14 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has expressed concerns about whether group members in three class actions against the Commonwealth over allegedly toxic firefighting foam will be […]

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Expanded class definition tossed in Ethicon pelvic mesh class action
Class Actions November 1, 2019 9:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has reversed a prior ruling expanding the class in a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson unit Ethicon over allegedly defective pelvic […]

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Mazda gave buyers of defective vehicles the ‘run around’, ACCC says
Competition & Consumer Protection October 31, 2019 1:53 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Japanese auto maker Mazda is facing regulatory action from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for allegedly refusing to provide purchasers of defective vehicles with […]

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