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Top silk says he should be struck off

Top silk says he should be struck off

One of Victoria's legal blue bloods has dropped his defence in the Banksia Securities case and accepts he should be removed as a lawyer.

  • by Tammy Mills

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'No moral fibre': AMP advisers launch class action against wealth giant
AMP

'No moral fibre': AMP advisers launch class action against wealth giant

AMP has been hit with a class action over changes to a policy that has left hundreds of aligned advisers out of pocket.

  • by Charlotte Grieve
Westpac faces class action over high interest car loans
Hayne fallout

Westpac faces class action over high interest car loans

The bank is facing a class action over allegations it gave kick-backs to car dealers to sting customers with high interest loans.

  • by Tammy Mills
ASIC to hand over documents to clarify litigation funders debacle
Regulation

ASIC to hand over documents to clarify litigation funders debacle

The corporate watchdog says it is still working on how it will police class action funders despite its new role coming into effect in five weeks.

  • by Sarah Danckert, Tammy Mills and Clancy Yeates
BHP faces first step in record $9 billion claim over Brazil dam failure
Mining

BHP faces first step in record $9 billion claim over Brazil dam failure

More than 200,000 Brazilian people and groups will next week kick off their lawsuit against the mining giant in Britain over the 2015 Samarco dam failure that led to Brazil's worst environmental disaster.

  • by Kirstin Ridley
Inquiry to cast public eye on class-action funding
Opinion
Investing

Inquiry to cast public eye on class-action funding

A parliamentary inquiry is looking at what can be done to help ensure that members of class actions receive a larger slice of the legal settlements.

  • by John Collett
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Rebecca felt hopeless before she joined a class action
Courts

Rebecca felt hopeless before she joined a class action

The class action industry is gearing up for a fight as the government's parliamentary inquiry into the industry gets under way.

  • by Nick Bonyhady
AMP boss warns class action industry will lead to job losses, business failures
AMP

AMP boss warns class action industry will lead to job losses, business failures

Francesco De Ferrari says Australia is the second most attractive class action litigation jurisdiction in the world and warns more regulation is needed to rein in the sector.

  • by Charlotte Grieve
Bayer to keep selling Roundup in Australia, will fight local lawsuits
Consumer rights

Bayer to keep selling Roundup in Australia, will fight local lawsuits

Bayer will keep selling glyphosate-based weed killers in Australia and fight local litigation against its Roundup product, despite agreeing to settle claims in the US.

  • by Darren Gray, Tammy Mills and Hanna Mills Turbet
Big change to Victorian class actions passed amid political warfare
Legal industry

Big change to Victorian class actions passed amid political warfare

A major change to class action law in Victoria could make it easier to bring litigation against big corporates for wage theft and consumer harm.

  • by Tammy Mills
Contentious class action fees pass in Victoria
Victoria

Contentious class action fees pass in Victoria

Victoria will be the only state or territory with a new way lawyers can charge fees for class actions.

  • by Tammy Mills