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Approval of settlements and litigation funders’ commissions

Australia - March 24 2017 Two recent first instance decisions - Earglow Pty Ltd v Newcrest Mining Limited[1] and Camping Warehouse Pty Ltd v Downer EDI Ltd[2] - have clarified…

Emma White

Australian Court allows indirect causation for shareholder claims

Australia - April 26 2016 An investor buys shares in a listed company on market. They do so without reading the company's recently released accounts or undertaking any other…

Patricia Matthews, Moira Saville, Laura Stockdale

High Court limits scope of proportionate liability regime under Part 7.10 of the Corporations Act

Australia - May 13 2015 Today, in Selig v Wealthsure Pty Ltd [2015] HCA 18, the High Court of Australia has unanimously allowed an appeal against the May 2014 decision of…

Penalties knocked out: ANZ v Paciocco, Full Court overturns decision on penalties

Australia - April 8 2015 This morning the Full Court of the Federal Court handed down its decision in Paciocco v ANZ, as to whether bank fees charged by Australia and New…

Simon Burnett, Alexander Morris, Moira Saville

High-profile United States decision invites consideration of the gate keeping role of courts in class action proceedings

Australia, USA - June 29 2012 A high-profile group certification decision in the United States has drawn attention to the gate keeping role of American courts in the early stages of class action litigation.

Armen Varvachtian