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Settlement offer to bushfire class members misleading, judge finds
Class Actions October 3, 2018 10:17 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A settlement offer promising swift payment that was sent to class members in a lawsuit against Powercor Australia over the 2018 St Patrick’s Day bushfires […]

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Westpac class action funder agrees to net commission
Class Actions September 28, 2018 4:40 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The funder underwriting a class action against Westpac will take a 25 percent cut of the net — not gross — recovery sum to secure […]

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Sirtex shareholders fear ‘bare cupboard’ for class action after takeover
Class Actions September 20, 2018 4:32 pm By Christine Caulfield

Shareholders in a class action against Sirtex Medical have lost a bid for an order preventing the life sciences company from quietly moving $128 million […]

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Class action says mortgage investment firm charged excessive fees
Class Actions September 11, 2018 8:55 pm By Miklos Bolza

An Australian mortgage investment manager has been hit with a class action, alleging it charged excessive fees on loans and made misleading representations to borrowers. […]

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McMillan Shakespeare unit hit with class action over car warranties
Baker McKenzie September 6, 2018 10:15 pm By Christine Caulfield

A subsidiary of car leasing company McMillan Shakespeare faces a class action over vehicle warranties that gave the company “complete and unfettered” discretion to reject […]

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VW ordered to name names in Dieselgate suits
Class Actions September 3, 2018 11:35 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge overseeing lawsuits by the ACCC as well as multiple class actions against Volkswagen AG over the Dieselgate scandal has ordered the car maker […]

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Second class action seeks to recover GST on apartment sales
Class Actions September 3, 2018 3:01 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A second class action has been filed alleging GST was improperly charged on apartment sales in the ACT. The lawsuit was filed August 24 on […]

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Judge won’t recuse himself from Bendigo Bank cases over Great Southern loans
Class Actions August 28, 2018 2:48 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge refused Tuesday to step down from two cases brought by Bendigo and Adelaide Bank seeking to claw back loans from group members in […]

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Court won’t hear class action over detained asylum seekers
Class Actions August 27, 2018 11:51 pm By Christine Caulfield

A pro bono class action on behalf of asylum seekers who allege they were unlawfully imprisoned in Australian immigration detention centres has been shut down […]

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Funder was ‘moving force’ behind ‘doomed’ Octaviar class action, court told
Class Actions August 22, 2018 10:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Public Trustee of Queensland asked a court Wednesday for indemnity costs from a global litigation funder its says was the “real moving force” behind […]

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