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$23.6M Vocation class action bill might have been ‘materially lower’, judge says
Class Actions 2021-07-23 11:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has approved a $50 million settlement in a shareholder class action against failed training company Vocation and auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers, but questioned whether the […]

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3A Composites fires off barrage of cross-claims in cladding class action
Class Actions 2021-07-23 6:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

The number of lawyers involved in a class action against 3A Composites over allegedly combustible cladding is set to balloon, with the German cladding manufacturer lobbing cross-claims against nine different parties.

Law firm Levitt Robinson agrees to take down Google ads for Aveo class action
Class Actions 2021-07-23 2:41 pm By Miklos Bolza

Law firm Levitt Robinson has agreed to remove a series of Google ads promoting a class action against retirement home provider Aveo Group on behalf of residents over changes to the terms on which they could re-sell their units.

Westpac’s profits relevant, judge says in imposing $3M fees-for-no-service penalty
Financial Services 2021-07-22 9:35 pm By Christine Caulfield

Westpac has been ordered to pay $3 million after two subsidiaries admitted misleading hundreds of superannuation customers about the financial adviser fees they were charged, a penalty that took into account the Big Four bank’s massive profits.

Class action firm wants to intervene in FWO’s ‘entirely misconceived’ case against Woolworths
Employment 2021-07-22 3:46 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Employment class action law firm Adero Law is seeking to intervene in the Fair Work Ombudsman’s action against Woolworths, saying the “misconceived” proceedings have disrupted […]

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Judge lashes Forum Finance director’s failure to comply with court orders
Financial Services 2021-07-22 9:57 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has issued an ultimatum to Forum Finance director Bill Papas for his “entirely unsatisfactory” conduct in failing to provide details of personal assets […]

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Judge lets two Boral class actions run, but warns about potential lawyer conflicts
Class Actions 2021-07-21 11:59 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has denied a law firm’s bid to stay a rival’s closed shareholder class action against construction giant Boral but warned courts must be […]

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Despite ‘serious misjudgments’ Levitt Robinson head dodges personal costs
Franchise 2021-07-21 2:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

The head of law firm Levitt Robinson has avoided being personally hit with costs in a franchisee’s lawsuit against failed restaurant chain Fogo Brazilia, despite […]

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QBE wins appeal in Opal Tower coverage row with Icon, but no success for Liberty
Insurance 2021-07-21 6:04 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court has found that Liberty Mutual Insurance, but not QBE, is required to cover Icon Construction’s losses stemming from the Opal Tower […]

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Full Court may decide critical question in superannuation class actions
Class Actions 2021-07-20 4:45 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicant in a Maurice Blackburn-led class action against superannuation provider Colonial First State wants the Full Court to determine whether group members still […]

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