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Top NSW judge backs flexible approach to virtual hearings
Exclusive June 17, 2020 2:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Chief Justice of the NSW Supreme Court told Lawyerly the court will adopt a flexible mixture of virtual and in-person hearings in the long […]

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Monsanto faces third class action, as fight to lead litigation escalates
Exclusive March 23, 2020 4:34 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A fight to lead a class action against Monsanto over its allegedly cancer-causing weedkiller Roundup is on foot, with a third class action soon to […]

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Qube slaps Port of Newcastle with misuse of market power suit
Exclusive November 20, 2019 10:15 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Qube has filed a misuse of market power case against the operator of the Port of Newcastle for allegedly forcing the logistics giant to pay […]

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Claims of class action explosion don’t add up, new report says
Exclusive November 11, 2019 4:40 pm By Christine Caulfield

An average of 23 class actions have been filed every year in Australia since the class action regime was introduced in 1992, a number that […]

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Garuda reveals debts of $480M, but can’t dodge $19M cartel fine yet
Competition & Consumer Protection August 9, 2019 5:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

Indonesian airline Garuda has failed in its bid to stay a $19 million penalty for its role in a fuel surcharge cartel after telling the […]

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Fitch settles investor class action over credit ratings on toxic SCDOs
Exclusive July 19, 2019 10:56 am By Christine Caulfield

Fitch Ratings has agreed to settle the last of the investor class actions in Australia flowing from the global financial crisis, a court heard Friday. […]

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Over $4B paid out in class action settlements in Australia, report shows
Exclusive January 31, 2019 10:25 pm By Christine Caulfield

Businesses and other class action defendants have paid in excess of $4 billion in settlements since the class action regime was introduced in Australia, and […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2018
Exclusive January 11, 2019 11:29 pm By 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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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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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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