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Author: Amanda Hyman

Australian Class Action Lawyers Face Criminal Investigation Over “Grossly Unethical Behaviour”

group of class action lawyers in Australia “are facing a criminal investigation and a damages bill of more than $11.7 million for ‘dishonourable’ and ‘fraudulent’” conduct, reports the Australian Financial Times. The lawyers and litigation funder involved attempted “to claim more than $19 million in legal and funding fees from a group of elderly investors in the Banksia class action.”

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German Bar Association Supports Stronger EU Regulation of TPLF

he German Bar Association (BRAK) is weighing-in on the European Parliament’s draft report on responsible private funding of litigation.  The Parliament’s report, authored by German MEP Axel Voss, recommends an EU directive to sensibly regulate third party litigation funding (TPLF)

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