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Judge ‘suspicious’ of VW motive for killing Bannister class actions
Class Actions 2018-06-06 10:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge overseeing five Dieselgate class actions against Volkswagen questioned on Wednesday the car giant’s claim that it wanted to close down two of the […]

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Class action filed against BHP Billiton over Brazil dam disaster
Class Actions 2018-06-06 12:08 pm By Christine Caulfield

BHP Billiton has been hit with a shareholder class action over the deadly dam burst at the company’s Samarco mine in Brazil, which wiped off […]

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VW wants Bannister Law class actions shut down
Class Actions 2018-06-05 2:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

The fate of class actions against Volkswagen in the sprawling Australian case over the car maker’s diesel emissions cheating scandal will be the subject of […]

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Appco appeals ruling in $85M ‘sham’ contracting class action
Class Actions 2018-06-05 11:41 am By Christine Caulfield

Leading fundraising company Appco Australia Group is challenging a judge’s decision to let a $85 million wage case move forward as a class action. Appco, […]

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Squire Patton Boggs appeals stay of GetSwift class action
Class Actions 2018-06-04 11:46 am By Christine Caulfield

Law firm Squire Patton Boggs is appealing a ruling that permanently stayed its case against technology startup GetSwift in favour of a competing class action. […]

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Marketing firms face multimillion dollar wage theft class actions
Class Actions 2018-06-04 11:22 am By Christine Caulfield

In the wake of a major ruling approving a wage class action against fundraiser Appco, more “sham” contracting suits were launched Monday, this time against […]

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Commonwealth Bank to pay $700M to settle AUSTRAC case
Financial Rights Legal Centre 2018-06-04 10:54 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Commonwealth Bank of Australia will pay $700 million to settle claims of lax anti-money laundering oversight. As part of the deal, announced Monday, CBA will […]

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Contingency fee ban on lawyers should be lifted, says law reform commission
Class Actions 2018-05-31 10:33 pm By Christine Caulfield

Class action lawyers should be able to enter into contingency fee arrangements, the Australian Law Reform Commission said Thursday as part of proposals to reform the […]

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Funder gets $30M in landmark class action creating common fund
Class Actions 2018-05-30 11:56 am By Christine Caulfield

The litigation funder behind the Federal Court’s precedential ruling that established the first common fund order in an Australian class action has secured a $30.75 […]

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Westpac class action funder wants $77M ‘windfall’, bank says
Class Actions 2018-05-29 9:49 pm By Miklos Bolza

If Shine Lawyer’s upper damage estimate of $259 million is correct, the funder backing the Westpac life insurance class action would be entitled to a […]

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