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Australia has one of the better, more well balanced, functioning class action procedures in the world, facilitating appropriate access to justice without the excesses seen by defendants in some other jurisdictions. The balance is struck between, on the one hand, appropriate consumer protection legislation and working, class action rules and processes and, on the other hand, an adverse costs regime, no juries and no punitive or exemplary damages.
Partner Robert Johnston, and Senior Associates Nicholas Briggs and Sara Gaertner provide guidance on Australia’s class actions, including insights on some of the latest developments related to common fund orders, market-based causation, competing class actions, litigation funding and contingency fees. They also provide a detailed look at local procedures including the types of actions available, commencing proceedings, procedural rules, damages and costs and cross border issues.
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First, on 29 November 2019, the Queensland floods class action judgement was delivered by Beech-Jones J in Rodriguez & Sons Pty Ltd v Queensland Bulk Water Supply Authority trading as Seqwater (No...
The Myer continuous disclosure class action decision1 is a landmark: the first judgment in a securities class action in Australia, and the first case explicitly accepting “market-based causation...
We have started to see the Federal Court use its discretionary powers in respect of class actions to order defendants to disclose their insurance policies to plaintiffs.