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Judge slams class action settlement as “worst” he’s ever seen
Class Actions May 25, 2018 4:06 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge on Friday reluctantly approved a $12 million settlement in the long-running class action against Bank of Queensland, saying it left almost […]

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Judge bars 7-Eleven from WhatsApp message to class
Class Actions May 11, 2018 10:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

7-Eleven has lost its bid to use a confidential bulletin sent to class members via WhatsApp as defence evidence in an ongoing franchisee class action, […]

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Funder can’t stop Banksia class member from appealing $64M settlement
Class Actions June 8, 2018 12:15 am By Christine Caulfield

The litigation funder underwriting a class action over the collapse of Banksia Securities lost its bid Thursday to block a group member from challenging a […]

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Class action filed against BHP Billiton over Brazil dam disaster
Class Actions June 6, 2018 12:08 pm By Christine Caulfield

BHP Billiton has been hit with a shareholder class action over the deadly dam burst at the company’s Samarco mine in Brazil, which wiped off […]

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Judge picks Phi Finney to lead GetSwift shareholder class action
Class Actions May 23, 2018 11:45 am By Miklos Bolza and Christine Caulfield

Boutique law firm Phi Finney McDonald has been chosen among three competing cases to lead a shareholder class action against technology startup GetSwift. In a […]

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AMP has fight on hands over bid to move class actions
Class Actions June 7, 2018 10:14 pm By Christine Caulfield

AMP will begin its push on Friday to move competing Federal Court class actions to the NSW Supreme Court, but the company will face fierce […]

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VW wants Bannister Law class actions shut down
Class Actions June 5, 2018 2:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

The fate of class actions against Volkswagen in the sprawling Australian case over the car maker’s diesel emissions cheating scandal will be the subject of […]

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Competing class actions: Permanent stays and claim selection
Expert Insights May 29, 2018 6:15 pm By Damian Grave, Helen Mould, James Page and Jane Hywood of Herbert Smith Freehills

The recent decision of the Federal Court of Australia in GetSwift to permanently stay two out of three competing class action claims and to select […]

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GetSwift class actions to learn their fate, and lawyers watch closely
Class Actions May 22, 2018 4:47 pm By Christine Caulfield

A decision on the fate of three class actions against logistics software company GetSwift is set for Wednesday, and counsel behind the competing cases aren’t […]

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Appco can’t escape Fair Work class action by salesforce
Employment May 18, 2018 9:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge will allow a class action to go forward against fundraising company Appco Australia Group alleging it misclassified workers as independent contractors to avoid […]

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