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Halted questioning about ASIC emails warrants Octaviar class action re-trial, court hears
Class Actions February 14, 2019 9:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

Critical emails from ASIC regarding a $250 million loan facility to Octaviar Group before its 2008 collapse were not only overlooked by the Public Trustee […]

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Quintis class fails in bid for speedy common fund order
Class Actions February 13, 2019 9:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has put a proposal for a common fund order in a class action against sandalwood producer Quintis on hold as the court awaits […]

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Law firm preempts court with cost referee in Quintis common fund bid
Class Actions February 12, 2019 10:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

The law firm running a class action against sandalwood producer Quintis has pitched an unusual common fund order that subjects the firm and the funder […]

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WorkPac hit with class action by casual workers
Employment February 8, 2019 10:03 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Labour hire company WorkPac has been hit with a class action on behalf of hundreds of casual miners who claim they were denied annual leave […]

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‘Likely’ GetSwift class action settlement should not be delayed by High Court appeal, judge says
Class Actions February 7, 2019 9:36 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge won’t defer the opt-out notice in a shareholder class action against GetSwift pending the High Court’s decision on a special leave application to […]

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Judge tosses ‘fanciful’ St. Patrick’s Day bushfire class action
Class Actions February 7, 2019 9:45 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has dismissed a class action against Powercor over a bushfire in the Gazette area of South West Victoria on St. Patrick’s Day 2018, […]

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Rival law firms backpedal in deal over competing Commonwealth Bank class actions
Class Actions February 6, 2019 9:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

Law firms Maurice Blackburn and Phi Finney McDonald have stepped back from a proposed consolidation of their class actions against the Commonwealth Bank of Australia […]

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Maurice Blackburn drops investigation of Opal Tower class action
Class Actions February 6, 2019 9:48 pm By Christine Caulfield

Maurice Blackburn has dropped its investigation of a possible class action on behalf of owners of units in Sydney’s faulty Opal Tower, but Corrs Chambers […]

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Class action threat hurt Boart Longyear scheme vote, judge says
Corporate February 6, 2019 9:02 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has recommended another shareholder vote over Boart Longyear’s plan to move to Canada, saying a letter by a minority shareholder warning the move […]

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Ethicon loses bid for class closure order in pelvic mesh case
Class Actions February 5, 2019 9:35 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge overseeing a class action against Ethicon over allegedly faulty pelvic mesh implants has shot down the device maker’s bid for a class closure […]

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