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NSW Court of Appeal clarifies approach to aggregation clauses in insurance policies
The appeal decision does provide some clarity on how claims in class actions can be aggregated under an insurance policy.
Australia
15 Aug 2019
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AMP class actions: NSW Supreme Court provides guidance on factors to be considered in competing class actions
The NSW Supreme Court was required to decide which plaintiff had the right to prosecute a class action against AMP.
Australia
27 May 2019
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Ten predictions for class actions in 2019
Ten trends relating to class actions and litigation funding have been identified for 2019 in Australia.
Australia
20 May 2019
4
US courts link glyphosate use with non-Hodgkins lymphoma: what are the implications for Australia?
Implications for Australia of the recent US case involving risks associated with use of glyphosate.
Australia
8 May 2019
5
Make haste slowly: Federal Court emphasises need to articulate class action claims at the outset
Costs and burdens of class actions should not be imposed on defendants until plaintiff claims are properly articulated.
Australia
13 Apr 2019
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Insurance for class actions: the importance of an effective aggregation clause
Insureds should consider from the outset how their policy will respond in the event of a class action against them.
Australia
1 Apr 2019
7
Courts confirm common fund orders for class actions - but will they decline anyway?
A common fund order allows those bringing and funding a class action to recover their costs out of the total settlement.
Australia
13 Mar 2019
8
The casual conundrum continues: Double-dipping and class actions in employment law
Employers should closely examine their employment and commercial arrangements to assess and minimise their risk profile.
Australia
1 Dec 2018
9
Stitched up by a subpoena side-step – Methods for obtaining transcripts of ASIC examinations
Transcripts of ASIC examinations can be very useful in investigating avenues of recovery, or assisting to build a case.
Australia
11 Aug 2018
10
Softly softly, slowly slowly? The Victorian Law Reform Commission report on class action reform
The article considers the VLRC narrower and more cautious approach, and compares key recommendations with ALRC proposals.
Australia
24 Jul 2018
11
Australian Law Reform Commission releases key proposals for class action reform
The article considers four key proposals that the ALRC has set out in the discussion paper for class action reform.
Australia
2 Jul 2018
12
Administrator wipeout! Claimants stoked as court dumps nominal value for class action claims
Administrators are not justified in assigning a nominal amount without even attempting a summary assessment of value.
Australia
5 Mar 2018
13
Proposed amendments to Australian Consumer Law are set to make class actions easier
The exposure draft has a proposal to enable private litigants to rely on facts admitted in ACCC enforcement proceedings.
Australia
17 Feb 2018
14
Queensland introduces class actions: A new Landscape
The introduction of a class action regime will enable Queenslanders to seek redress more cheaply and efficiently.
Australia
3 Jan 2017
15
Common fund litigation funding model approved by the Full Federal Court - with strings attached
This decision has significant implications for litigation funders and for the conduct of class actions more generally.
Australia
3 Nov 2016
16
Beyond the banks - Paciocco affects others too
The case provides guidance to any contracting parties around the circumstances where clauses will be found to be penal.
Australia
1 Aug 2016
17
The Supreme Court of NSW weighs in on market-based causation
This decision is likely to give greater confidence to shareholders and their lawyers in pursuing claims against companies.
Australia
4 May 2016
18
Pizza Hut franchisees fail in their legal challenge to Pizza Hut's new product and pricing policy
The Federal Court decision rejected a representative proceeding brought on behalf of a number of Pizza Hut franchisees.
Australia
19 Apr 2016
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Litigation funding to commence proceedings – will recovery of costs and expenses be enough?
The decision provides guidance to liquidators with respect to the commencement and continuation of recovery proceedings.
Australia
2 Dec 2015
20
Court approval: Final hurdle to the Bonsoy product liability class action settlement cleared
This confirms that courts take a pragmatic approach when it comes to the settlement of product liability class actions.
Australia
24 May 2015
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