Posts tagged Adley Burstyner
15 December 2017: A stitch being on time also means not too early – Common Fund Order refused due to unresolved claims in defendant’s administration

Application for common fund order refused on grounds of:

(a)   Being premature given the unresolved status of debts claimed in the external administration of a defendant (being the same claims sought in the class action), and the potential for joinder of additional defendants to the action; and

(b)   The terms proposed would allow the funder to take a success fee for debts recovered the administration, not just the class action it was funding.

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31 October 2017: Is one year after settlement approval too late to try and deduct new legal expenses and taxes from a class action settlement fund?

Nearly two years after a settlement scheme was devised, the plaintiff’s lawyer (as scheme administrator) requested four new types of costs. The Court granted two of the costs (tax and accounting fees), and denied two (expert costs and more generous administration costs).

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11 August 2017: QLD Floods Class Action (the second one) reaches a bitter end

On 9 Jan 2017 a second class action was brought against Queensland Water Authorities for the January 2011 Brisbane floods. The second claim (the Hassid Case) was brought by Philip Hassid and Koula Hassid, as a class action, apparently because the first class action (the Rodriguez Case) abandoned pure economic loss claims in February 2016. 

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