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‘Most painful relationship I’ve ever had’: Law firm describes falling out with funder in BOQ class action
Class Actions July 27, 2020 5:54 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The law firm that represented elderly victims of Ponzi schemer Bradley Sherwin has told the government’s class action inquiry of its “painful” relationship with the […]

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Treasurer met with affiliate of US lobby group on eve of new class action regulations, inquiry told
Class Actions July 27, 2020 8:35 pm By Alison Eveleigh

There is an “embarrassing” foreign influence on Australian laws, a plaintiff law firm has told a parliamentary inquiry into class actions, after revealing that Treasurer […]

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‘Regulatory vacuum’ means no funded class actions for a year, inquiry told
Class Actions July 24, 2020 10:27 pm By Alison Eveleigh

An Australian litigation funder has warned a parliamentary inquiry into class actions that there is unlikely to be any funded class actions filed for up […]

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AMP’s life insurance arm hit with class action over ‘inflated’ insurance policies
Class Actions July 24, 2020 9:08 pm By Christine Caulfield

AMP Life has been hit with a class action alleging its financial representatives pushed inflated insurance policies onto 100,000 customers while knowing that better policies […]

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Ruby Princess passengers file class action over coronavirus outbreak
Class Actions July 24, 2020 10:37 am By Christine Caulfield

Shine Lawyers has brought a class action in the Federal Court against cruise operators Carnival and Princess Cruise Lines over their handling of a deadly […]

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Government has shelled out $1.1B in class actions
Expert Insights July 23, 2020 3:25 pm By

Overview The recent settlement, for a total of over $212.5 million, of the three federal class actions brought on behalf of the victims of toxic […]

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Law firm doesn’t have to hand over client files for potential class action
Class Actions July 23, 2020 9:21 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A national law firm has dodged an application for access to the files of its current and former clients brought by lawyers investigating a possible […]

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Uber fails in second bid to put brakes on taxi driver class action
Class Actions July 22, 2020 3:42 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Uber has lost its latest challenge to a landmark class action that alleges the ride-sharing giant engaged in a conspiracy to steal business from taxi […]

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Government won’t challenge loss in live export class action
Class Actions July 22, 2020 10:16 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Federal Government will not challenge a ruling in a class action brought on behalf of live exporters which found a total ban on live […]

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Judge slams opt out notice, ‘disturbing’ funder letter in Suncorp class action
Class Actions July 21, 2020 10:40 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A judge overseeing a class action against Suncorp over alleged conflicted remuneration has questioned a proposed opt out notice telling group members they should sign […]

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