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Common fund orders in class actions either ‘premature’ or ‘pointless’, joint appeals court told
Appeals February 4, 2019 8:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeal before a historic joint sitting of two courts over so-called common fund orders in class actions kicked off Monday with a full bench of […]

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Deloitte continues fight to keep Hastie files secret after claiming partner made off with them
Class Actions February 4, 2019 7:56 pm By Christine Caulfield

Deloitte is challenging a judge’s ruling that certain partners not be excused from an order to produce files of the accounting giant’s audit work for […]

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It’s the vibe of the thing: all eyes on constitutional challenge to common fund orders
Analysis February 1, 2019 11:16 pm By Christine Caulfield

An unprecedented joint-sitting of two appeals courts will this week hear a constitutional challenge to the power of judges to make so-called common fund orders, […]

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Boutique firm Phi Finney McDonald ’eminently qualified’ to run BHP class action, experts say
Analysis February 1, 2019 11:19 pm By Christine Caulfield

Class action experts have come to the defence of boutique law firm Phi Finney McDonald as heavyweight Maurice Blackburn appeals a judge’s ruling to choose […]

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Maurice Blackburn slings mud at ‘less experienced’ firm in BHP class action battle
Class Actions February 1, 2019 5:12 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Maurice Blackburn has criticised a judge’s decision to award carriage of a massive shareholder class action against BHP over the fatal collapse of a dam […]

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Class fights to use settlement evidence in Ethicon pelvic mesh case
Class Actions February 1, 2019 11:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

A class action against Ethicon over allegedly faulty pelvic mesh implants wants introduce confidential evidence from prior settlement negotiations as it attempts to shut down […]

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Over $4B paid out in class action settlements in Australia, report shows
Exclusive January 31, 2019 10:25 pm By Christine Caulfield

Businesses and other class action defendants have paid in excess of $4 billion in settlements since the class action regime was introduced in Australia, and […]

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Judge OKs $16.4M Cash Converters settlement, but axes scheme administrator clause
Class Actions January 31, 2019 7:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has signed off on a $16.4 million settlement of a class action against Cash Converters, but not before scrapping a clause he said […]

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GetSwift to contest High Court special leave bid
Appeals January 31, 2019 11:17 pm By Christine Caulfield

Logistics startup GetSwift has confirmed it will fight an appeal to the High Court by law firm Squire Patton Boggs challenging a landmark ruling that […]

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Therium snags 10-year ACCC veteran for Melbourne office
Competition & Consumer Protection January 30, 2019 9:58 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Litigation funder Therium Capital Management has brought on a former director from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to bolster its Australian funding team, less […]

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