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Competing Class Actions: First in (is still) not best dressed

Australia - March 12 2021 In another significant class action decision from the High Court (Wigmans v AMP Limited [2021] HCA 7), a 3:2 majority of the Court has affirmed the…

Dominic Eberl, Antonia Garling, Richard Harris, Crispian Lynch, Matt Mackenzie, Colleen Platford

Common Fund Orders At Settlement May Still Be Available, Courts Rule

Australia - November 4 2020 In doing so, both Courts not only made it clear that in their view the question of whether CFOs can be made at settlement remains wide open, but also…

Richard Harris, Crispian Lynch, Matt Mackenzie, Colleen Platford

NSW Court of Appeal confirms settlement of class actions still a tricky proposition

Australia - April 24 2020 The NSW Court of Appeal has held class closure orders which extinguish the rights of unregistered class members before settlement approval or final…

Kate Bouffler, Richard Harris, Philippa Hofbrucker, Crispian Lynch, Matt Mackenzie, Alice Pailthorpe, Colleen Platford

The High Court rules: Common fund orders are out

Australia - December 4 2019 In the most significant class action decision from the High Court in over a decade, a majority of the High Court has today held that the Federal…

Richard Harris, Crispian Lynch, Matt Mackenzie, Dion Meogrossi, Alice Pailthorpe, Colleen Platford

Market-based causation gets the green light

Australia - October 24 2019 Federal Court confirms that shareholders affected by continuous disclosure breaches don’t need to establish individual reliance. Yesterday’s Federal…

Harish Ekambareshwar, Andrew Floro, Richard Harris, Kate Harrison, Crispian Lynch, Matt Mackenzie, Daniel MacPherson, Alice Pailthorpe, Colleen Platford