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Ex-CEO accuses Radio Rentals of withholding documents crucial to class action defence
Class Actions June 6, 2019 6:13 pm By Amelia Birnie

The former CEO of Radio Rentals, who has been dragged into a class action against the company, claims he can’t properly defend himself because his […]

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Quintis to hand over insurance docs in class actions
Competition & Consumer Protection June 6, 2019 10:23 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Failed sandalwood oil producer Quintis has agreed to hand over insurance policies showing any coverage for potential liability it or its former CEO may have […]

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7-Eleven class actions launch second bid to limit communications with franchisees
Franchise June 5, 2019 3:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

After a first failed attempt, two class actions against 7-Eleven are trying again to restrict communications between the convenience store giant and franchisees ahead of […]

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Class action might not yield ‘true value’ of RoundUp claims, plaintiff lawyer warns
Product Liability June 5, 2019 3:22 pm By Amelia Birnie

The law firm running the first Australian cancer case against RoundUp weedkiller producer Monsanto has questioned whether victims would get the “true value” of their […]

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Treasury Wine wins costs from solicitor’s company over stayed class action
Class Actions June 4, 2019 7:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has granted Treasury Wine Estates costs of a stayed class action filed against it by a firm owned by solicitor Mark Elliott, […]

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Horse vaccine class action gets chance to add sample group member to bring ‘valid’ consumer claim
Class Actions June 4, 2019 9:19 pm By Amelia Birnie

Noting the relevant three-year limitations provision was “quite unusal”, the judge overseeing a consumer class action against horse vaccine manufacturer Zoetis has given the class […]

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Combustible cladding class action has prima facie case against manufacturer, judge says
Product Liability June 3, 2019 1:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has allowed the applicant in a class action over allegedly dangerous combustible cladding to sue a German-based cladding manufacturer, saying there was a […]

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Westpac unit in talks to settle class action over Samra Ponzi scheme
Class Actions June 3, 2019 2:17 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Westpac unit BankSA is in talks to resolve a class action alleging it failed to detect the fraud of convicted Ponzi schemer Michael Samra. Federal […]

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Judge denies costs to objector in Willmott Forest MIS class actions
Class Actions June 3, 2019 4:11 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

An investor who successfully objected to an initial settlement of four class actions over the failed Willmott Forests managed investment scheme lost a bid to […]

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Piper Alderman says costs breach in KPMG class action ‘obviously accidental’
Class Actions May 31, 2019 2:42 pm By Amelia Birnie

Piper Alderman has urged a judge to excuse its “obviously accidental” breach of legal profession costs regulations in its Discovery Metals investor class action against […]

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