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Appeals court to hear BMW common fund challenge in Takata class actions
Product Liability October 22, 2018 7:19 pm By Miklos Bolza

A NSW Supreme Court judge said Monday it will refer to the Court of Appeal a challenge by car giant BMW to a common fund […]

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Ex-Sirtex CEO charged with insider trading
Securities September 26, 2018 1:24 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The former CEO of biotech company Sirtex Medical has been charged with insider trading. Gilman Edwin Wong appeared yesterday at the Downing Central Local Court […]

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Vendors can’t probe claims against auction house Mossgreen
Restructuring & Insolvency September 24, 2018 2:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has shot down an eleventh hour bid by unpaid vendors of collapsed auction house Mossgreen for discovery to see if they […]

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Law firm abandons Banana Boat class action
Class Actions September 20, 2018 10:33 pm By Christine Caulfield

Bannister Law has dropped its investigation of a possible class action against the makers of Banana Boat aerosol sunscreen, which faced numerous complaints by consumers […]

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ASIC doesn’t want to regulate litigation funders
Class Actions September 12, 2018 11:15 pm By Christine Caulfield

Litigation funders should not be regulated by ASIC but by the courts, the corporate watchdog has told the Australian Law Reform Commission in response to proposals […]

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Battle to lead AMP action begins, and class members already winners, court told
Class Actions December 6, 2018 10:55 pm By Miklos Bolza

The showdown between five law firms vying to lead a class action over the AMP fees for no service scandal kicked off in the NSW […]

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Class action says CoreStaff lured workers to Australia with misleading job offers
Class Actions November 28, 2018 10:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Labour on-hire and recruitment company CoreStaff is facing a class action alleging it violated the consumer laws by luring workers to Australia from Papua New […]

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ALRC’s ‘leave to proceed’ proposal slammed as de facto class certification
Class Actions November 26, 2018 1:29 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A late proposal by the Australian Law Reform Commission to introduce a ‘leave to proceed’ mechanism into class actions has been blasted by a major […]

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Funder in Dick Smith class action won’t guarantee lower commission amid delays
Class Actions November 22, 2018 4:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

Litigation funder Investor Claim Partner won’t promise it will maintain a lower commission rate in one of the Dick Smith class actions if mediation is […]

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What you need to know about the GetSwift ruling
Analysis November 21, 2018 11:55 pm By Christine Caulfield

The court’s authority to shut down competing class actions is no longer in doubt after Tuesday’s Full Federal Court judgment in the case against GetSwift, […]

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