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Silk Norman O’Bryan likely to face further scrutiny after admissions in Banksia class action
Analysis 2020-08-06 9:06 pm By Christine Caulfield

Barrister Norman O’Bryan has accepted that he should be struck from the roll of legal practitioners after dropping his defence mid-trial against claims of professional […]

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Fourth class action inquiry in six years exposes sharp divides
Class Actions 2020-05-13 12:31 pm By Christine Caulfield

A new parliamentary inquiry into the class action regime in Australia will go ahead as planned, Attorney-General Christian Porter said Wednesday, a move backed by […]

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Vocus ruling cements return to class action book building by funders
Analysis 2020-05-05 10:37 pm By Christine Caulfield

A decision this week rejecting a proposed common fund order at the settlement approval stage of a class action against teleco Vocus has dashed the […]

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Landmark ruling nixing class closure orders likely to reach High Court
Analysis 2020-04-23 9:10 pm By Christine Caulfield

A ruling Wednesday that struck down class closure orders — a device used by judges in class actions for the past two decades — has […]

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VW carve-out settlement may become more popular as class action scrutiny heats up
Analysis 2020-05-25 8:24 pm By Christine Caulfield

The settlement arrangement resolving five class actions against Volkswagen, which carved out hefty legal fees from the $120 million payout to drivers, could become more […]

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High Court may pick apart choice of Maurice Blackburn in AMP class action contest
Analysis 2020-04-21 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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Federal Court may not cede class action ground to Victoria if contingency fee bill passes
Class Actions 2020-02-11 9:46 pm By Christine Caulfield

With Victoria set to pass legislation permitting law firms to charge contingency fees, experts have raised fears of an exodus of class actions from other […]

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Reports of death of common fund orders greatly exaggerated
Analysis 2019-12-19 11:46 pm By Christine Caulfield

Common fund orders in federal class actions could live to see another day, the Federal Court has indicated in new guidance to be released Friday, […]

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Higher commission rates, more closed class actions to follow High Court ruling
Analysis 2019-12-04 10:36 pm By Christine Caulfield

The end of the common fund order is a setback for class actions that will see a revival of the days of closed proceedings, costly […]

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In watershed Google case, ACCC faces familiar challenge
Analysis 2019-10-30 11:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s high-stakes case against Google is the first of its kind worldwide targeting the tech giant’s data collection practices. The […]

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