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Top silk ‘joked’ with class action lawyer Mark Elliott about misleading fee expert, court told
Class Actions May 5, 2020 5:34 pm By Christine Caulfield

A prominent silk deliberately misled a cost consultant retained to provide an opinion on the barrister’s fees to a court overseeing a class action over […]

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Common fund order slapped down in Vocus class action
Class Actions May 4, 2020 5:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has declined to make a common fund order in approving a $35 million settlement in a shareholder class action against telecommunications firm Vocus […]

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Treasury Wine Estates hit with second class action over earnings downgrade
Class Actions May 1, 2020 12:36 pm By Miklos Bolza

Global winemaker and distributor Treasury Wine Estates has been hit with a second class action over an earnings downgrade made in January this year, setting […]

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Judge questions if High Court ruling allows common fund orders at settlement
Class Actions April 24, 2020 11:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge presiding over the settlement approval hearing in a shareholder class action against telecommunications company Vocus Group has questioned whether the High Court’s recent […]

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Class mulls options for talking to jailed Crown employees after appeals court defeat
Class Actions April 22, 2020 6:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicant in a shareholder class action against Crown Resorts is considering alternative options for examining 18 former jailed employees after an appeals court […]

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High Court may pick apart choice of Maurice Blackburn in AMP class action contest
Analysis April 21, 2020 11:00 pm By Christine Caulfield

The power of courts to choose a single winner from a contest of competing class actions is not the likely target of the High Court […]

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Legitimacy of barristers’ $2.65M Banksia class action bill in question, court told
Class Actions April 20, 2020 2:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two barristers facing professional misconduct allegations in relation to the Banksia securities class action submitted more than $2.65 million in legal bills without documentation more […]

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High Court takes up challenge to AMP class action beauty parade
Appeals April 17, 2020 2:15 pm By Christine Caulfield

The High Court has agreed to weigh in on a decision last year to pick Maurice Blackburn’s case as the winner of a beauty parade […]

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Westpac class action denied AUSTRAC docs while multiplicity issue unresolved
Class Actions April 17, 2020 3:40 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The second of two class actions brought against Westpac over alleged anti-money laundering breaches has been denied discovery of what the bank claims are commercially […]

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Cellos Software wins $42M from ex-boss who secretly sold shares
Securities April 17, 2020 11:08 pm By Christine Caulfield

Communications software company Cellos Software has been awarded $42 million in damages from its former CEO and director Jason Huber, who secretly bought and sold […]

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