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Greater cooperation between regulators, class action litigants would remove substantial barriers
Expert Insights December 3, 2019 11:18 pm By editor

The close relationship between regulator action seeking to prosecute corporate wrongdoing and private enforcement is an established and powerful means of recovering compensation for the […]

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All eyes on High Court as ruling on common fund orders looms
Feature December 2, 2019 11:24 pm By Christine Caulfield

The High Court is poised this week to issue its judgment in a case challenging the validity of common fund orders in class actions, a […]

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Class action says Woolworths owes $620M in underpayments
Class Actions December 2, 2019 11:47 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Woolworths is facing a class action alleging it underpaid workers to the tune of $620 million, more than double what the supermarket giant estimated when […]

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Funder to earn up to $130M from Queensland floods class action
Class Actions December 2, 2019 4:55 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Funder IMF Bentham expects to bring in up to $130 million in income for backing the Queensland floods class action, after a judge ruled last […]

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Sydney lawyer on the hook for ‘actively concealing’ Peter Foster’s sports betting scam
Class Actions December 2, 2019 11:43 am By Miklos Bolza

Investors who sank $12.3 million into a fraudulent sports betting scheme run by convicted conman Peter Foster lost money because a Sydney lawyer failed to […]

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Judge in toxic foam class action says court not a ‘supplicant’ of the Commonwealth
Class Actions November 29, 2019 10:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court judge overseeing three class actions against the Commonwealth of Australia over allegedly toxic firefighting foam has criticised the government’s handling of the […]

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Ernst & Young denies it was negligent in goodwill review of Slater & Gordon’s Quindell deal
Class Actions November 29, 2019 1:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

Accounting giant Ernst & Young, which has been dragged into two class actions by Slater & Gordon shareholders, has shot back at claims it was […]

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Dam operators found negligent in Queensland floods class actions
Class Actions November 29, 2019 11:41 am By Miklos Bolza

The NSW Supreme Court has ruled against the operators of two Queensland dams as well as the state government, finding they were vicariously liable for […]

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Class actions get boost with contingency fees bill in Victoria
Class Actions November 28, 2019 10:48 pm By Christine Caulfield

Plaintiffs lawyers running class actions in Victoria will be free to charge contingency fees under new legislation introduced by the Labor government this week, a […]

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Judgment day in $1B Queensland floods class action
Class Actions November 28, 2019 3:13 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Eight years after floods in Southeast Queensland destroyed more than 2,000 homes, a judge will deliver his ruling in two class actions seeking a record […]

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