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Explosion of cost referees in class actions a boon for group members
Class Actions 2022-03-30 2:37 pm By Christine Caulfield

The practice of appointing independent consultants to scrutinise legal costs in class actions has accelerated in the past four years and has resulted in millions […]

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7-Eleven class action lawyer accused of retaliation, deliberate late billing
Class Actions 2022-03-30 9:39 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A solicitor running two franchisee class actions against 7-Eleven “retaliated” against a group member who objected to a $98 million settlement and issued a late […]

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Opal Tower engineer takes insurers to court over class action coverage
Insurance 2022-03-30 1:50 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The structural engineer behind Sydney’s Opal Tower has taken builder Icon’s insurers to court, arguing they should cover its costs in a class action brought […]

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Romeo’s class action settlement issues put approval in doubt, judge says
Class Actions 2022-03-30 6:52 pm By Christine Caulfield

Questions raised about the structure of a settlement of two wage class actions against supermarket chain Romeo’s don’t just threaten to reduce the law firm’s […]

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Star hit with shareholder class action over money laundering compliance
Securities 2022-03-29 5:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Star Entertainment Group has been hit with a shareholder class action for allegedly painting itself as the “cleanskin” of the gambling industry despite alleged lax […]

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Contradictor backs $98M class action settlement given 7-Eleven’s ‘significant’ risk of losing at trial
Class Actions 2022-03-29 10:20 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A $98 million settlement reached in two franchisee class actions against 7-Eleven is “appropriate” given the likelihood that the convenience store giant would have lost […]

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Airbags class action judge failed to grapple with ‘unknowable’ explosion risk, appeals court hears
Class Actions 2022-03-29 11:01 pm By Sam Matthews

The plaintiff in a class action against Volkswagen over allegedly deadly Takata airbags has told an appeals court his case was misunderstood by the trial […]

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Court greenlights $600,000 settlement in class action by members of ‘The Family’
Class Actions 2022-03-29 4:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has signed off on a $600,000 settlement in a class action brought by former members of cult group ‘The Family’ over historical allegations […]

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7-Eleven class action funder’s commission should be cut by $10M, court told
Class Actions 2022-03-28 7:20 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Litigation funder Galactic should receive a $15 million commission for its work on two franchisee class actions against convenience store giant 7-Eleven, instead of the […]

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Full Court ‘compelled’ to find class closure judgment ‘plainly wrong’
Class Actions 2022-03-28 11:06 am By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court has found that a landmark NSW Court of Appeal decision barring group members from being notified of future class closure orders […]

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