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The cases facing the Big Four banks in 2019
Feature January 14, 2019 11:47 pm By Christine Caulfield

Australia’s four biggest lenders had an expensive year in court last year, but with cases spilling over into the new year and the fallout from […]

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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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Battle over competing GetSwift class actions goes to High Court
Breaking News December 17, 2018 4:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

Law firm Squire Patton Boggs is taking a fight over a ruling that shut down its shareholder class action against logistics startup GetSwift to the […]

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Black Saturday payout report shows class actions working, expert says
Analysis November 29, 2018 11:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

A lingering dispute with the tax office remains, but the distribution of the record $795 million Black Saturday class actions settlement is substantially complete, according […]

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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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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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