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Lawyers face off over competing class actions
Feature October 31, 2018 9:41 pm By Christine Caulfield

As judges grapple with fierce competition among litigation funders and law firms to lead class actions, Lawyerly asked two leading practitioners on opposing sides of […]

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Banning closed class actions no easy feat, new report shows
Exclusive October 24, 2018 7:49 pm By Christine Caulfield

A proposal by the Australian Law Reform Commission that all federal class actions be initiated as open cases may be difficult, if not impossible, to […]

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Judge questions size of Westpac’s $35M settlement with ASIC
Exclusive September 10, 2018 1:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge on Monday held off on approving Westpac’s $35 million settlement with the corporate watchdog over responsible lending law breaches, saying the […]

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Judges to up scrutiny of confidentiality in class action settlements
Analysis August 30, 2018 11:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

The decision by a federal judge to refuse calls for a confidentiality order keeping under wraps S&P Global’s massive class action settlement is a welcome […]

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Criminal cartel cases the tip of the iceberg, lawyers say
Competition & Consumer Protection August 27, 2018 11:01 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The two criminal cartel cases brought by the ACCC in the past three months are just the beginning, lawyers say, with three or four more […]

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5 things to watch in the GetSwift class action appeal
Analysis August 3, 2018 11:18 pm By Christine Caulfield

Three senior Federal Court judges will hear arguments Monday and Tuesday in a closely-watched appeal of a ruling that stayed two of three competing shareholder […]

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Expert report debunks myth of Australian class action boom
Exclusive July 12, 2018 6:16 pm By Christine Caulfield

Australia is not the haven for class actions that critics have claimed, according to a new report that shoots down the notion that the country […]

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Herbert Smith Freehills wins case over United’s failed IPO
Corporate June 26, 2018 11:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

Herbert Smith Freehills has prevailed in a suit by United Petroleum alleging the law firm and former United chairman Martin Hudson breached their duties to […]

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Lawyers, litigation funders grade class action reform proposals
Feature June 25, 2018 11:10 pm By Christine Caulfield

Regulating third-party litigation funders gets a resounding yes, but experts are divided on removing the ban on contingency fees and other recommendations for reforming the […]

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Judge bars ASX from delisting Chinese food retailer Winha
Exclusive May 22, 2018 3:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

China-based food retailer Winha Commerce has secured an interim court injunction barring the Australian Stock Exchange from delisting the company after the exchange issued queries […]

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