Class Actions Landscape Australia
Welcome to the first in a regular series of insights into the rapidly evolving Australian class action landscape, brought to you by the nation's leading class action experts at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers.
In an historic joint sitting of the Federal Court and the New South Wales Supreme Court, critical class action issues including whether court has power to make common fund orders and whether such orders are beyond judicial power or unconstitutional were determined – with both courts independently reaching the same conc... Read more
In the Bellamy’s shareholder matter there are parallel securities class actions running and this issue concerns the respondent applying for ‘costs-cap... Read more
The AMP shareholder class action has sparked rivalry between not only the plaintiff firms seeking carriage of the case, but also between the Federal a... Read more
In response to the frenzy of anti-suit activity brought about by the AMP carriage battle, a protocol for communication and cooperation between the Sup... Read more
This MCI class action was purportedly discontinued without approval under s 33V – this update regards an application to approve discontinuance and to ... Read more
Bushfire class actions are hard to run and harder to win, a lesson Maddens learned the hard way with its proceeding summarily dismissed as having no r... Read more
An application by Clayton Utz for ‘hard’ class closure order was dismissed as "wholly inappropriate". Read more
When Piper Alderman ran into difficulty with its key expert witness just prior to trial in the Discovery Metals shareholder class action, its applicat... Read more
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