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Funding commercial claims: 5 key facts for litigators and in-house counsel
Expert Insights 2018-06-28 11:00 pm By

Litigation funding is currently under the spotlight. Inquiries by the Australian and Victorian Law Reform Commissions¹, together with high profile funded actions against AMP and […]

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Judge fears tying Federal Court’s hands in AMP class action battle
Class Actions 2018-06-28 8:57 pm By Miklos Bolza

A NSW Supreme Court judge has voiced concerns in an unprecedented jurisdictional battle that a decision that leaves competing class actions against AMP still raging […]

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Funder attacks Westpac’s ‘dangerous’ intentions in class action
Class Actions 2018-06-27 11:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

Litigation funder JustKapital went on the attack in court on Wednesday, saying Westpac’s objections to the terms of a proposed funding order in a class […]

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Government can’t seize detainees’ mobile phones, Full Court says
Class Actions 2018-06-26 3:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Court has invalidated a blanket policy by the Secretary of the Department of Home Affairs to seize mobile phones from detainees held within […]

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Maurice Blackburn, funder win further costs in Slater & Gordon class action
Class Actions 2018-06-26 2:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge overseeing the Maurice Blackburn-led shareholder class action against Slater and Gordon that resulted in a $36.5 million settlement has signed off on additional […]

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Lawyers, litigation funders grade class action reform proposals
Feature 2018-06-25 11:10 pm By Christine Caulfield

Regulating third-party litigation funders gets a resounding yes, but experts are divided on removing the ban on contingency fees and other recommendations for reforming the […]

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Squire Patton Boggs loses epic battle over GetSwift client communications
Class Actions 2018-06-25 11:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

After a marathon hearing in court on Monday, law firm Squire Patton Boggs lost its battle to avoid client communication restraints that other parties in […]

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BHP faces class action by casual workforce
Employment 2018-06-25 3:45 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Mining giant BHP Billiton has been hit with two class actions alleging it hired hundreds of mine workers as casual employees to avoid paying proper […]

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Fears of class action ‘explosion’ unfounded, VLRC chair says
Class Actions 2018-06-22 11:28 pm By Christine Caulfield

Any claims that Australia will face a US-style explosion of class actions if lawyers are free to charge contingency fees are unwarranted, the head of […]

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Ex-Titan head must provide evidence in insulation class action
Class Actions 2018-06-21 9:20 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has ruled the former head of Titan Industries must provide evidence in the class action trial over the Rudd Government’s cancellation of a […]

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