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The class action settlements that came under fire in 2021
Class Actions 2022-01-12 6:04 pm By Christine Caulfield

If evidence were needed that courts are not rubber stamping class action settlements, the scrutiny of multi-million dollar agreements in 2021 is proof positive that […]

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Class closure question expected to go up to High Court
Class Actions 2021-12-06 3:56 pm By Christine Caulfield

More than 18 months after a split emerged among the courts, the Full Federal Court will weigh in on whether judges have power to shut […]

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Contingency fee law to blame for failure of first class action GCO bid
Class Actions 2021-09-16 11:27 pm By Christine Caulfield

A ruling this week that rejected the first application for a group costs order in a class action because the applicants were better off with […]

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CFOs in spotlight again as High Court weighs 7-Eleven special leave bid
Analysis 2021-06-22 11:17 pm By Christine Caulfield

The power to make common fund orders in class actions is a question before the High Court a second time, but the justices aren’t likely […]

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IP lawyers welcome ‘patent box’ but say government should go further
Intellectual Property 2021-05-12 9:19 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Lawyers welcomed the government’s “overdue” announcement of a so-called patent box that will slash the tax rate on income derived from patented drug and biotech […]

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Boral class action decision forces litigation funders to retool
Analysis 2021-04-29 3:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

As the no win, no fee model comes out on top in another high profile class action beauty contest, legal experts say third-party litigation funders […]

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ABC faces high bar in defence against Christian Porter’s defamation case
Analysis 2021-03-16 11:57 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Facing laws strongly favouring plaintiffs and defamation claims based on allegations of an historic rape with no witnesses, the ABC has an uphill battle in […]

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5 takeaways from High Court’s ruling on class action beauty parades
Analysis 2021-03-10 10:02 pm By Christine Caulfield

Lawyers and experts welcomed the High Court’s ruling Wednesday, which approved a class action beauty parade approach to dealing with competing proceedings and provided guidance […]

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MinterEllison email controversy exposes clash of ethics, legal experts say
Business of Law 2021-03-09 10:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

As pressure mounts for the board of MinterEllison to remove the law firm’s CEO in response to a staff email apologising for a partner’s representation […]

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Courts continue to shape class action regime with major 2020 rulings
Analysis 2021-01-20 11:56 pm By Christine Caulfield

In a year headlined by partisan sparring and mudslinging over the Federal Government’s class action reform effort, judges forged ahead to refine the class action regime, issuing […]

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