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Class Action Update

A quarterly newsletter summarising the latest class action claims and developments in Australia, including litigation funding and potential claims

Class actions and workers' rights

The emerging trend of the class actions model being used in workers’ rights claims, with a look at recent cases filed and under investigation

15 December 2016
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Timbercorp: High Court confirms individual defences to related proceedings are preserved even after class action is dismissed

We consider the High Court decision in Timbercorp, in which it confirmed that individual defences may be preserved even after a class action is dismissed

15 December 2016
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Class Action Update: Q4 2016 - Common fund orders, individual defences and other recent developments

In this edition of our Australian class action legal update: Timbercorp, Appco, Palm Island and IOOF.

15 December 2016
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Class actions now part of Queensland legal landscape

Class actions formally became part of the Queensland legal landscape on 8 November 2016. The legislation is largely based on similar legislation in the Federal Court, NSW and...

09 November 2016
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Outlook - What's next for class actions in Australia?

On the radar in Australian class actions: hearings, significant appeals, judgments and settlements, proposed actions and a potential regime change.

26 August 2016
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New beginnings - Class actions in the UK

The UK’s class action regime has been in place for less than a year, but it has already attracted a £19 billion collective action against MasterCard.

26 August 2016
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Fast forward - Class actions in China

While the term “class action” is not known under PRC law, “representative actions” are recognised under the Civil Procedure Law with mechanisms for claims.

26 August 2016
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"No injury" case rejected by Supreme Court - Class actions in the US

US Courts have interpreted Article III of the US Constitution as imposing a requirement that plaintiffs must demonstrate that they have suffered an “injury-in-fact”.

26 August 2016
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An attractive jurisdiction for cartel damages claims - Class actions in Germany

While Germany does not have a general class action regime, it continues to be considered an attractive place for claimants to bring cartel damages actions.

26 August 2016
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“Action de groupe” - Class actions in France

In 2014 France introduced a class action regime providing for “action de groupe” limited to the reparation of consumers’ material injuries in consumer law and anti-competitive practices. ...

26 August 2016
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Class Action Update: Q1 2016 - Two failed class actions and how Courts are dealing with competing actions

In Q1 there were a large number of potential claims under investigation and several new litigation funders getting involved in Australian class actions.

04 April 2016
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Storm investors’ class action against ASIC fails: Lock v Australian Securities and Investments Commission [2016] FCA 31

How courts view the division of risks and responsibilities assumed by investors, lenders and regulators when investing using leverage.

04 April 2016
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