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Class closure: facilitating the desirable end of settlement
Class closure orders are a vehicle through which some certainty and scope can be provided in an uncertain world.
Australia
23 Jul 2017
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New class action procedure for the Queensland Supreme Court
Legislation has introduced a new class action procedure in the Queensland Supreme Court, in line with other states.
Australia
11 Nov 2016
3
Show me the money! Full Court promotes access to justice – but is the price right?
The Money Max decision will make commencing class actions more attractive to a litigation funder - with some caveats.
Australia
10 Nov 2016
4
No green light for establishing causation in shareholder claims
While shareholders only need to establish indirect market causation, there are still obstacles for establishing claims.
Australia
18 May 2016
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CU LAB: Trends in commercial litigation
Businesses should always be ready for litigation against them, but some trends are making certain types more likely.
Australia
28 Apr 2016
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Uber class action case could help drive new employee laws
It may well be time to develop a clear statutory definition of independent contractor - or a new common law definition.
Australia
29 Sep 2015
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Insurers can't opt out of class action on insureds' behalf, says court
The decision makes it more likely that corporate defendants will only have to face one large, consolidated class action.
Australia
3 Sep 2015
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Common funds not so common in Australian class actions - yet
Although they did not succeed in Allco, litigation funders will continue to seek common fund orders, and could succeed.
Australia
25 Aug 2015
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Riding the outer boundaries of litigation funding
The Court held that bringing a class action with the predominant purpose of generating legal fees is an abuse of process.
Australia
26 Feb 2015
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Good and bad news for business in Access to Justice Report recommendations
The report focuses on consumers' and small businesses' ability to obtain legal advice and vindicate their legal rights.
Australia
 
9 Dec 2014
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Class action litigation against multiple respondents no longer a Gray area
The clarification of "claims against the same person" should lead to fewer interlocutory skirmishes in class actions.
Australia
8 Oct 2014
12
US fraud on the market rules to affect securities class actions in Australia?
The 'Camping Warehouse' case might determine if the US "fraud on the market" principle is part of Australian law.
Australia
22 Sep 2014
13
Entrepreneurial class actions: a cautionary tale
The decision highlights a justifiable concern about the proper separation between claimant, lawyer and litigation funder.
Australia
2 Aug 2014
14
Shareholder class actions dodge a bullet
The US Supreme Court in Halliburton took a small step forward in reducing the costs of shareholder claims.
Australia
30 Jun 2014
15
Furthering the reach of class actions: Gray v Cash Converters
A recent decision points to a more expansive reading of the class action requirements.
Australia
17 Jun 2014
16
Class actions undercut by insurance
The court held each class action plaintiff's claim was a separate claim, and subject to a claim excess under the policy.
Australia
25 Oct 2013
17
Attacking the straw man: security for costs in class action proceedings
The Court's decision to order security for costs should give the respondents in representative proceedings some comfort.
Australia
24 Sep 2013
18
Is Australia the new class action frontier?
A plaintiff-friendly legal system, law firms and litigation funders have made Australia a hot spot for class actions.
Australia
25 Jul 2013
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After 20 years, action industry finds a class of its own
Australia could become the jurisdiction of choice outside the US for plaintiffs, lawyers and funders promoting class actions.
Australia
23 Jul 2013
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ASIC issues litigation funding guidance to manage conflicts of interest
ASIC has released Regulatory Guide 248: Litigation schemes and proof of debt schemes: Managing conflicts of interest.
Australia
8 Jun 2013
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