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Auto giants ready to talk settlement in Takata class actions
Product Liability August 28, 2018 9:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

Six major car companies indicated Tuesday they were open to a quick settlement of class actions brought on behalf of potentially hundreds of thousands of […]

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Commonwealth Bank pans class action pleadings as ‘vague penumbra’
Class Actions August 24, 2018 4:32 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia is seeking to strike out portions of a shareholder class action over allegedly lax anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism financing controls […]

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Bill that would allow follow-on actions introduced in Senate
Competition & Consumer Protection August 23, 2018 11:21 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Private follow-on actions for consumer law violations will be easier to bring under a new bill recently introduced in the Senate, a potential boon to […]

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Shareholder cases account for 50% of new class actions, report says
Class Actions November 30, 2018 10:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

Shareholder cases made up half of all class actions filed in the past two years, and are to blame for an “unprecedented spike” in class […]

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Funders’ cut won’t exceed 25% in Spotless class action
Class Actions November 27, 2018 3:45 pm By Christine Caulfield

The two funders paying for a shareholder class action against facility services company Spotless Group want 25 percent of any net settlement or judgment in […]

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Fitch expert challenged in investor class action over toxic CDOs
Class Actions November 23, 2018 5:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

An expert witness in an investor class action against Fitch Ratings over toxic financial products is no expert at all, the lead applicant told the […]

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Crown shouldn’t keep jailed ex-employees silent, court told
Class Actions November 12, 2018 8:39 pm By Christine Caulfield

An attempt by Crown Resorts to block ex-employees from talking to class action lawyers about the casino giant’s thwarted business in China was contrary to […]

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Dick Smith liquidators accuse class action firms of spamming group members
Class Actions October 18, 2018 8:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

Liquidators for Dick Smith don’t want potential group members in two class actions against the failed retailer to learn about a new registration deadline by […]

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Global litigation funder moves into Australia
Class Actions October 15, 2018 10:10 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A global litigation funder that’s bankrolling some of the country’s largest class actions is planning to put down roots in Australia. Global litigation funder Therium […]

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Ponzi schemer’s co. to face claims in Westpac class action
Class Actions October 8, 2018 8:28 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Federal Court judge has allowed the plaintiffs in a class action alleging a unit of Westpac failed to detect the fraud of convicted Ponzi […]

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