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Judge OKs cut to $30M Palm Island class action settlement for financial advice
Class Actions November 26, 2018 4:01 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has signed off on an application to set aside a portion of a $30 million settlement in a class action over the 2004 […]

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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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Squire Patton Boggs refuses to hand over GetSwift group member details
Class Actions November 23, 2018 8:36 pm By Miklos Bolza

Squire Patton Boggs has refused a request by rival Phi Finney McDonald for the details of group members it signed up to its now stayed […]

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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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Law firm calls for scrutiny of short sellers in class actions
Class Actions November 23, 2018 2:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

A leading law firm has called for a closer look at the increasing involvement of short sellers in shareholder class actions, saying any review that […]

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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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Telstra contractor faces ‘sham’ contracting class action by 4,000 technicians
Employment November 22, 2018 2:07 pm By Christine Caulfield

In what could be the largest employment class action ever brought, Telstra contractor Tandem Corp has been accused of unlawfully designating thousands of telecommunications technicians […]

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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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Law firms avoid courtroom showdown with novel CBA class actions deal
Class Actions November 21, 2018 11:36 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Maurice Blackburn and Phi Finney McDonald have sidestepped a competing class action battle in the high-stakes litigation against Commonwealth Bank of Australia over alleged breaches […]

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Bannister Law off another class action
Class Actions November 21, 2018 9:03 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Bannister Law has stepped down from leading a shareholder class action, the second major class action the firm has recently handed over to a rival […]

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