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Lawyers, funders brace for landmark common fund ruling this week
Analysis 2019-02-26 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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Boutique firm Phi Finney McDonald ’eminently qualified’ to run BHP class action, experts say
Analysis 2019-02-01 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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It’s the vibe of the thing: all eyes on constitutional challenge to common fund orders
Analysis 2019-02-01 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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The class action reform proposals experts can’t swallow
Analysis 2019-01-25 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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Black Saturday payout report shows class actions working, expert says
Analysis 2018-11-29 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 2018-11-21 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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Judges to up scrutiny of confidentiality in class action settlements
Analysis 2018-08-30 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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5 things to watch in the GetSwift class action appeal
Analysis 2018-08-03 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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Unlockd and loaded: A startup takes on Google
Analysis 2018-06-01 10:21 pm By Christine Caulfield

Unlockd’s case against Google is the first action in Australia to test a revamped law prohibiting misuse of market power, and one of the first […]

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Quinn Emanuel AMP financing heralds era of class action beauty pageants
Analysis 2018-05-16 3:09 pm By Christine Caulfield

The financing arrangement underwriting Quinn Emanuel’s shareholder class action against AMP, which will earn its partner Burford Capital a record low 10 percent of any […]

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