The Supreme Court of Victoria has ordered a registration and opt out process for the class action against the Commonwealth of Australia in relation to the Home Insulation Program. If you were part of the Home Insulation Program you should read the important information about this process below. If you do not take any action in response to the Court’s orders you may lose some or all of your rights in this class action.
On 11 July 2017 the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) was informed by Slater & Gordon that there has been a conditional, in-principle settlement reached in one of the shareholder class actions against it. The announcement stated that the proposed settlement will resolve any and all potential shareholder claims against Slater and Gordon and its directors and officers.
ACA Lawyers has filed an application in the Federal Court seeking approval for the settlement of the long-running OZ Minerals class action which commenced in February 2014. The class action related to the 2008 merger of Oxiana and Zinifex which resulted in the creation of the listed company, OZ Minerals.
Installers and manufacturers of home insulation who lost millions of dollars following the collapse of the Rudd government’s home insulation program in 2010 have obtained funding to bring a class action against the Commonwealth Government.
This article first appeared in Precedent, the journal of the Australian Lawyers Alliance, issue 129, published in August 2015 (Sydney, Australia, ISSN 1449-7719), pp49-53. It has been reproduced with the kind permission of the author and the ALA.
On 28 June 2015 ACA Lawyers hosted a panel discussion in conjunction with Experts Direct, ‘Class Actions and Litigation Funding.’ The panel comprised three experts: esteemed barrister Michael Lee SC; Moira Saville, partner at King and Wood Mallesons; and Susan Dunn, head of UK-based Harbour Litigation Funding.
The class action, brought by ACA Lawyers, alleges late payment fees on telephone and internet bills are an ‘‘unlawful penalty’’ that far outweighs the actual costs to the telcos.
THE proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act announced by the Attorney-General George Brandis have far-reaching implications and will significantly weaken the existing
protections against racial vilification.