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Contingency fees bill a ‘handshake’ to Maurice Blackburn, Slater and Gordon, state MP says
Class Actions February 18, 2020 10:47 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Victorian politician has slammed a bill that would allow lawyers running class actions in the state to charge contingency fees, calling the proposal a […]

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No duty of care owed to Centrelink recipients, gov’t says in Robodebt class action defence
Class Actions February 18, 2020 9:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

Defending against a $300 million class action brought by Centrelink recipients over its Robodebt scheme, the Federal Government has told a court it did not […]

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Class action lawyer, funder Mark Elliott dies in vehicle accident
Class Actions February 18, 2020 10:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

Melbourne-based class action lawyer and litigation funder Mark Elliott has reportedly died in a vehicle accident on his farm in Flinders, Victoria. Elliott, 58, who […]

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Google may face class action over anonymous reviews
Class Actions February 17, 2020 5:26 pm By Miklos Bolza

Search giant Google may face a class action by disgruntled business owners seeking compensation for loss and damage they claim has been caused by anonymous […]

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Judge allows discovery for possible bushfire class action against Essential Energy
Class Actions February 14, 2020 10:50 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A law firm has won its case seeking preliminary discovery from Essential Energy to pursue a possible class action against the state-owned electricity infrastructure company […]

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High Court declines to weigh in on insurance coverage for $6M class action settlement
Insurance February 14, 2020 10:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has declined two insurers’ request for review of a decision that left them on the hook for covering part of a $6 […]

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Judge hints at broad powers to make common fund orders at class action settlement
Class Actions February 13, 2020 6:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

Future orders putting all class action group members on the hook for a funder’s commission in the wake of the High Court’s common fund ruling […]

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Law firms behind Monsanto competing class actions can’t seem to get along
Class Actions February 13, 2020 2:47 pm By Miklos Bolza

The law firms running two competing product liability class actions against chemical giant Monsanto over its allegedly cancer-causing weed killer have been unable to reach […]

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Funder to continue backing Westpac insurance class action, for now
Class Actions February 12, 2020 11:43 am By Miklos Bolza

The funder behind a class action against Westpac over allegedly excessive insurance premiums has confirmed that it will continue backing the case despite earlier concerns […]

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AMP to face class action over sale of ‘inflated’ insurance policies
Class Actions February 12, 2020 10:29 am By Cat Fredenburgh

AMP will face a class action alleging its financial representatives pushed AMP inflated insurance policies onto 100,000 customers despite knowing that better policies could be […]

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