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Common fund rulings a boon for class action litigation funders, experts say
Analysis March 1, 2019 9:37 pm By Christine Caulfield

Two rulings Friday keeping alive the common fund order are a ringing endorsement by the courts of the important role that litigation funders play in […]

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Lawyers, funders brace for landmark common fund ruling this week
Analysis February 26, 2019 9:39 pm By Christine Caulfield

Judgments in two appeals challenging the legality of common fund orders issued by courts in class actions will be handed down this week, and the […]

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It’s the vibe of the thing: all eyes on constitutional challenge to common fund orders
Analysis February 1, 2019 11:16 pm By Christine Caulfield

An unprecedented joint-sitting of two appeals courts will this week hear a constitutional challenge to the power of judges to make so-called common fund orders, […]

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Boutique firm Phi Finney McDonald ’eminently qualified’ to run BHP class action, experts say
Analysis February 1, 2019 11:19 pm By Christine Caulfield

Class action experts have come to the defence of boutique law firm Phi Finney McDonald as heavyweight Maurice Blackburn appeals a judge’s ruling to choose […]

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Over $4B paid out in class action settlements in Australia, report shows
Exclusive January 31, 2019 10:25 pm By Christine Caulfield

Businesses and other class action defendants have paid in excess of $4 billion in settlements since the class action regime was introduced in Australia, and […]

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The class action reform proposals experts can’t swallow
Analysis January 25, 2019 11:33 pm By Christine Caulfield

As originally framed, the Australian Law Reform Commission’s mandate in undertaking an inquiry was, by some measures, more narrow in scope than the 24 reform […]

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Class action report by ALRC recommends sweeping changes
Class Actions January 25, 2019 10:18 am By Christine Caulfield

Law firms would be able to charge contingency fees and the corporate disclosure obligations would go under the microscope as part of a shake-up of […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2018
Exclusive January 11, 2019 11:29 pm By Christine Caulfield and Cat Fredenburgh

From a record-setting funder’s cut to the first call for ‘“proportionality”, last year saw a number of groundbreaking judgments approving class action settlements worth more […]

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Class action cases and trends to watch in 2019
Feature January 7, 2019 10:49 pm By Christine Caulfield

A challenge to the legality of common fund orders, an appeal to the High Court over the power of judges to stay competing cases, one […]

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The unforgettable class action rulings of 2018
Feature January 4, 2019 11:37 pm By Christine Caulfield

Last year was an exciting one for class action lawyers, with monumental court decisions on competing cases, cross-jurisdictional spats, proportionality in settlements and the power […]

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