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Banksia class action funder enters administration with no assets
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-12-07 12:24 pm By Christine Caulfield

The litigation funder behind a fraudulent scheme in a class action over Banksia Securities has entered administration with negligible assets to its name. Australian Funding […]

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Class closure question expected to go up to High Court
Class Actions 2021-12-06 3:56 pm By Christine Caulfield

More than 18 months after a split emerged among the courts, the Full Federal Court will weigh in on whether judges have power to shut […]

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Romeo’s to pay $1.55M to employees in class action settlement
Employment 2021-12-06 11:47 am By Christine Caulfield

Romeo’s will pay $1.55 million to registered group members as part of a settlement of two class actions alleging the supermarket chain underpaid staff. The […]

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Full Court to weigh in on class closure in Boral class action
Class Actions 2021-12-03 3:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Court is set to examine whether the Federal Court has the power to make class closure orders prior to mediation, weighing on one […]

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NAB super class action won’t get decision on damages at initial trial
Financial Services 2021-12-03 9:43 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The applicant in a class action against NAB superannuation trustee NULIS has lost his bid to have a judge determine aggregate damages at an initial […]

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‘No prospects of success’: Judge tosses COVID-19 class action over Victoria’s botched hotel quarantine
Class Actions 2021-12-02 11:43 am By Bianca Hrovat

Two landmark class actions seeking damages from the Victorian government for economic losses suffered during last year’s second wave of COVID-19 have been thrown out, […]

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Judge makes first class action order giving law firm cut of proceeds
Class Actions 2021-12-02 10:24 am By Cindy Cameronne

Saying the funding arrangement would eliminate the possibility that legal costs ate up the majority of any return to group members, a judge overseeing a […]

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Opal Tower engineer wins bid to probe scope of insurers indemnity of Icon
Class Actions 2021-12-02 4:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

The structural engineer behind Sydney’s ill-fated Opal Tower can examine whether builder Icon Co has been indemnified for $31 million worth of damage which occurred […]

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Coles taken to court by FWO over $115M in staff underpayments
Employment 2021-12-02 2:27 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Fair Work Ombudsman has taken supermarket giant Coles to court for allegedly underpaying more than 7,800 staff members $115 million over three years. In […]

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Threat of class action reform prompts rush to court
Class Actions 2021-12-01 5:47 pm By Christine Caulfield

Fearing passage of a contentious bill in parliament that threatens to curb open class actions, plaintiffs law firms and funders have raced to court with […]

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