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CBA open to consolidation of dual class actions
Class Actions December 4, 2018 12:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia is open to a proposal to consolidate two shareholder class actions filed over alleged breaches of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism […]

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Queensland flood class can add evidence after ‘trial by ambush’
Class Actions December 4, 2018 1:37 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge overseeing the marathon hearing in the class action over the 2011 Queensland floods has allowed the lead applicant to submit further evidence after […]

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Ernst & Young says previous Quintis auditor should share any blame
Class Actions December 3, 2018 11:08 pm By Christine Caulfield

Accounting giant Ernst & Young, which is accused in a class action of misleading and deceptive conduct in signing off on the 2015 and 2016 […]

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The casual conundrum continues: ‘double-dipping’ and class actions
Expert Insights December 3, 2018 3:22 pm By Corrs Chambers Westgarth's Jack de Flamingh, John Tuck and Rachael Cage

The recent, much publicised decision of the Full Federal Court in WorkPac Pty Limited v Skene [2018] FCAFC 131 (Skene) has caused widespread concern in business circles. […]

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MacMahon shareholders to get 36% of $6.7M class action settlement
Energy & Natural Resources November 30, 2018 10:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

Shareholders who registered for a class action against mining company MacMahon Holdings will get a $2.4 million cut of a proposed $6.7 million settlement, according […]

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Shareholder cases account for 50% of new class actions, report says
Class Actions November 30, 2018 10:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

Shareholder cases made up half of all class actions filed in the past two years, and are to blame for an “unprecedented spike” in class […]

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Black Saturday payout report shows class actions working, expert says
Analysis November 29, 2018 11:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

A lingering dispute with the tax office remains, but the distribution of the record $795 million Black Saturday class actions settlement is substantially complete, according […]

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Uber faces largest class action in Australian history
Class Actions November 28, 2018 3:40 pm By Christine Caulfield

Maurice Blackburn Lawyers said Wednesday it is expanding its class action against Uber, with the firm saying the total claim against the US ride-sharing company […]

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Class action says CoreStaff lured workers to Australia with misleading job offers
Class Actions November 28, 2018 10:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Labour on-hire and recruitment company CoreStaff is facing a class action alleging it violated the consumer laws by luring workers to Australia from Papua New […]

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Funders’ cut won’t exceed 25% in Spotless class action
Class Actions November 27, 2018 3:45 pm By Christine Caulfield

The two funders paying for a shareholder class action against facility services company Spotless Group want 25 percent of any net settlement or judgment in […]

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