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Dark clouds loom over common fund orders
Expert Insights November 2, 2018 9:53 pm By

A shadow has been cast over the seemingly well-accepted ability of courts to make common fund orders in third-party funded representative proceedings. The New South […]

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Judge urges class action lawyers to solve multiplicity problem
Class Actions October 26, 2018 4:45 pm By Christine Caulfield

Blasting the battle of competing class actions as a fight for the “commercial interests” of litigation funders not class members, a judge has called on […]

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VW must hand over docs on Dieselgate’s impact on car prices
Competition & Consumer Protection October 26, 2018 12:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Federal Court judge has ordered Volkswagen to produce documents related to its calculations on how its emissions cheating scandal could affect car prices. In […]

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Westpac fights Deloitte subpoena in life insurance class action
Class Actions October 24, 2018 9:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

Westpac is contesting a subpoena in a class action over allegedly excessive life insurance premiums for documents from Deloitte that may reveal how the bank […]

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Banning closed class actions no easy feat, new report shows
Exclusive October 24, 2018 7:49 pm By Christine Caulfield

A proposal by the Australian Law Reform Commission that all federal class actions be initiated as open cases may be difficult, if not impossible, to […]

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Mt Victoria bushfire class seeks to amend pleading on first day of trial
Class Actions October 8, 2018 11:12 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lawyers leading a class action seeking damages from electrical distributor Endeavour Energy over the 2013 Mt Victoria bushfires have made a bid to amend […]

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Shine boosts shareholder class action practice with ACA acquisition
Business of Law October 5, 2018 4:46 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Shine Lawyers has acquired boutique class action firm ACA lawyers, a deal that will create the second largest class action firm in Australia by caseload […]

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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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