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.
This MCI class action was purportedly discontinued without approval under s 33V – this update regards an application to approve discontinuance and to dispense with notice to class members. Read more
Securities class action – Timing and form of opt out notices Read more
In this judgment, Lee J made orders approving a settlement of the Queensland Cash Converters (cash advances) class action, appointing the lawyers as t... 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
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
When filing a class action, it is important to get your pleadings right. This Federal Court interaction concerns the Court’s view regarding the purpos... Read more
This judgment followed orders made on 14 December 2017 and 22 June 2018 and concerns the approval of the schemes of arrangement (Schemes) and settleme... Read more
Appropriate costs orders following dismissal of the Octaviar class action – Application for costs orders against lead applicant and funder, jointly an... Read more
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In late January 2019, Professor Morabito published his latest empirical paper on the class actions regime. Read more
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