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S&P settlement free of litigation funder’s ‘premium’, judge told
Securities March 8, 2018 9:51 pm By Jennifer Cooke

A judge was asked Thursday to approve a confidential settlement in a class action against S&P Global over its ratings on synthetic collateralised debt obligations, […]

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Lawyers wrap up in J&J vaginal mesh class action
Class Actions February 22, 2018 3:35 pm By Jennifer Cooke

After a marathon six-month hearing over 89 days, closing submissions in the landmark vaginal mesh class action against Johnson & Johnson in the Federal Court […]

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Judge mulls VW disclosures ahead of first ‘dieselgate’ trial
Competition & Consumer Protection February 14, 2018 7:50 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Federal Court judge may rule as early as Friday on whether Volkswagen should be required to answer questions about alleged emissions defeat device software […]

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Allens wins costs in oil spill class action
Energy & Natural Resources February 14, 2018 12:22 pm By Christine Caulfield

A Federal Court judge has ruled the lead applicant in a Maurice Blackburn-led class action by Indonesian farmers against PTTEP Australasia must foot its opponent’s […]

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Slater & Gordon faces Fair Work fight with union
Employment February 13, 2018 8:17 pm By Christine Caulfield

Slater & Gordon will face the Fair Work Commission in a dispute with the Australian Services Union after a “very unsatisfactory meeting” over the law […]

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Bank of Queensland settles class action over Sherwin scam
Securities February 27, 2018 9:13 am By Christine Caulfield

The Bank of Queensland has reached a settlement close to trial in a class action brought by investors in a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme masterminded […]

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Amaca can’t get indemnity costs over asbestos settlement
Construction February 23, 2018 8:17 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has rejected Amaca’s bid for indemnity costs in a case over contributions to an asbestos class action settlement, but he did not rule […]

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Westpac faces new claim in life insurance class action
Class Actions February 23, 2018 8:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Westpac was responsible for the conduct of its in-house financial planner, who allegedly overcharged the bank’s own customers with excess premiums on life insurance, class […]

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S&P settles Lifeplan class action over CDOs ratings
Class Actions February 20, 2018 12:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

S&P Global Ratings has reached a settlement in an Australian class action by investors who bought collateralised debt obligations rated healthy by the U.S. credit […]

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Ex-ASIC investigator grilled over $700K fee in Pearls class action
Securities February 13, 2018 8:03 pm By Jennifer Cooke

A Queensland barrister and former ASIC investigator gathering evidence for a class action by more than 30,000 investors in the enormous Pearls Ponzi scam has […]

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