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New shareholder class action against IOOF alleges extensive misconduct
Class Actions February 24, 2020 3:00 am By Christine Caulfield

Financial services provider IOOF may have beaten back regulatory action, but it still faces the wrath of shareholders, with a new class action claiming the […]

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Westpac slams Shine’s ‘sales pitch’ in class action opt out notice
Class Actions February 21, 2020 10:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

Westpac has criticised Shine Lawyers for allegedly turning a registration and opt out notice to class action members into a ‘sales pitch’ designed to book-build […]

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Litigation funder may set up law firm to capitalise on contingency fees
Class Actions February 21, 2020 4:00 pm By Christine Caulfield

A major litigation funder in Australia is weighing its options after the High Court ended the practice of common fund orders and the Victorian Government […]

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Coles faces potential class action over $20M in staff underpayments
Employment February 21, 2020 4:28 pm By Christine Caulfield

Supermarket giant Coles may be hit with a class action after it was revealed on Tuesday that the company owes staff in its supermarket and […]

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No end in sight for epic Queensland floods class action
Class Actions February 21, 2020 12:45 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Dam operator Seqwater will appeal its loss in a long-running class action over the 2011 Queensland floods that destroyed over 2,000 homes, a move derided […]

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Bill that would shake up class action landscape advances
Class Actions February 20, 2020 7:24 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Contingencies fees are one step closer to becoming a reality in Australia, after the Victorian Parliament voted to advance a bill that would allow lawyers […]

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Judge proposes joint sitting as talks to deal with competing Monsanto class actions break down
Personal injury February 20, 2020 5:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judges overseeing two competing class actions against Monsanto in the Federal and Victorian Supreme Courts may hold a joint sitting as the multiplicity fight […]

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Courts criticised for losing sight of justice in Takata airbag class closure challenge
Class Actions February 19, 2020 8:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicants in seven class actions against auto manufacturers over explosive Takata airbags have criticised the courts for losing their way in ensuring justice […]

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Contingency fees bill will help address wage theft ‘epidemic’, state MP says
Class Actions February 19, 2020 9:19 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A bill under debate in the Victorian parliament that would allow class action lawyers to charge contingency fees would improve access to justice and help […]

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Great Southern investor’s fight over enforceability of Bendigo Bank loan revived on appeal
Class Actions February 19, 2020 3:26 pm By Christine Caulfield

Two investors in failed Great Southern Group managed investment schemes have lost their latest appeal over a controversial class action settlement deed that allowed Bendigo […]

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