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Landmark Decision For Clyde & Co's Clients: Queensland Fisheries Participants
Today, the Supreme Court of Queensland handed down an important interlocutory decision in Murphy Operator & Ors v Gladstone Ports Corporation & Anor (No.4) [2019] QSC 228.
20 Sep 2019
Legality Of Litigation Funding Agreements For Class Actions In Queensland Now Confirmed
Friday, 13 September 2019: Today, the Supreme Court of Queensland handed down a significant decision in relation the ongoing court proceedings
20 Sep 2019
On The Brink Of Privacy Class Actions In Australia: All Eyes On Pending OAIC Determination
To date, there has been a relative shortage of privacy litigation being commenced against companies and government agencies, let alone any successful class action determinations through the Courts.
28 Aug 2019
Gladstone Fisheries Class Action
Murphy Operator Pty Ltd and two other plaintiffs have commenced a class action against Gladstone Ports Corporation Ltd (GPC) for loss and damage alleged to have arisen from GPC's Gladstone Port
10 Jun 2019
A Race To The Bottom? Traditional Funder Backed Class Actions No Match For ‘No Win, No Fee' Proposal
Yesterday, the Chief Judge in Equity, her Honour Justice Ward handed down a decision finally ending the skirmish between five law firms who all filed competing class actions against AMP last year.
7 Jun 2019
A Class Of Their Own: Merricks v Mastercard Incorporated & Others [2019] EWCA Civ 674
Despite the appetite for class actions in the US and Canada, the UK has often been seen as reluctant to embrace the concept of collective proceedings and criticised in some quarters for making it difficult to pursue...
14 May 2019
KSA: The First Ever Class Action Suit Filed Against The Board Of Directors Of Al-Mojil Group
It should be noted that the class action related to the investors before the IPO stage described above.
Saudi Arabia
13 Mar 2019
ALRC Final Report: Class Action Proceedings And Third-Party Litigation Funders
In June 2018 we provided an overview of the Australian Law Reform Commission's (ALRC) interim discussion paper on class actions and litigation funders.
4 Feb 2019
Illegal School Fees In Quebec: The Government Will Have To Intervene Alongside Insurers
Le gouvernement du Québec devra finalement se défendre d'avoir sciemment toléré, pendant plusieurs années
29 Jan 2019
Europe Is Waking Up To The Need For Effective Class Actions
Proposed directive will offer consumers ‘new deal' on collective redress.
European Union
7 Jan 2019
D&O Insurers Should Prepare For A New Wave Of Class Actions Against Tech Companies
Investors will be analysing the triggers that caused a drop in confidence in the sector.
United States
28 Dec 2018
Costs: Court Rules That Both Claimant And Counterclaiming Defendant Cannot Have The Benefit Of QOCS
In a recent decision in the County Court at Brighton, it was held that a defendant who had counterclaimed for personal injury, was not entitled to the benefit of QOCS protection.
3 Dec 2018
Swiftness Does Not Mean ‘First Past The Post'
On 20 November 2018, the Full Court of the Federal Court upheld a decision to permanently stay two out of three open class actions against GetSwift Limited.
23 Nov 2018
Classes Dismissed: AMP Wins Bid To Have Competing Class Actions Transferred To A Single Forum
Competing class actions continue to be in the spotlight in Australia, where it has been just over 26 years since the class action regime was introduced.
25 Sep 2018
The Evolving Landscape Of Global Product Liability And Recall
Product liability is a fast-evolving landscape, driven by a range of factors from tightening regulation to mass product litigation.
23 Sep 2018
A New Class Action Regime Comes Into Force In The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia
On 15 December 2017, new amended regulations came into force in KSA, and a class action regime is now in force in respect of securities disputes.
Saudi Arabia
2 Jul 2018
The Road To Reform: ALRC Discussion Paper On Class Actions And Litigation Funders Released
On 31 May 2018 the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) released a discussion paper on its "Inquiry into Class Action Proceedings and Third-Party Litigation Funders" (Inquiry).
5 Jun 2018
New US Supreme Court Ruling: Individualized Arbitration Agreements Are Enforceable
The United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis on May 21, 2018. Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, No. 16-285, slip op. (U.S. May 21, 2018).
United States
24 May 2018
Shareholder Class Action Update Australia Vs United States Of America
The number of securities class actions filed in Australia and in the United States of America remains steady, but it is still rare for these class actions to proceed to hearings ...
United States
18 May 2018
Scotland: Civil Litigation (Expenses And Group Proceedings) (Scotland) Act Passed
Substantial changes to civil litigation system passed by Scottish Parliament with phased implementation expected.
16 May 2018
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