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  1. You reap what you sow: farmers class action fails against seed supplier for sale of contaminated seed

    6 May 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    A long-standing class action brought by farmers against Advanta Seeds for the sale of contaminated seed has failed on the basis that no duty of care owing to the plaintiffs could be established.

  2. First in not necessarily best dressed when it comes to competing class actions

    15 April 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    This article discusses the approach taken by NSW and Federal Courts in determining which competing class actions arising out of the same controversy should proceed and which should be stayed. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach, but Courts should consider which proceeding is in the best...

  3. Common fund orders in class actions considered again

    8 October 2018 | Insurance & Health Law

    Earlier this year, Justice Lee of the Federal Court handed down the decision of Perera v GetSwift Limited [2018] FCA 732 (Getswift), which dealt with the issue of competing class actions[1]. Whilst the decision is currently the subject of an appeal, as it...

  4. Money Max & ors in the Money with Class Action Settlement against QBE Approved

    20 July 2018 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Federal Court of Australia has recently approved a settlement of $132.5 million inclusive of costs between QBE Insurance Group Limited (QBE) and registered class members who acquired shares in QBE between August and December 2013, and who suffered...

  5. Class Actions in Australia: Issues for Insurers in 2017

    22 December 2016 | Insurance & Health Law

    Much has been written on the subject of class actions in Australia. However, little consideration is given to how class actions specifically affect insurers. There has been little consideration of the increasing impact of litigation funding or how the...