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Class Actions in Australia—2017 Year in Review

Class Actions in Australia—2017 Year in Review

Twenty-five years after the introduction of Australia’s federal class action regime, class action law remains a significant element of the country’s litigation landscape. Enhancements to Australia’s class action jurisprudence in 2017 included developments in the class closure process, the coordination of competing class actions, and a newly implemented common fund approach to setting litigation funder’s fees.

This Jones Day White Paper reviews these and other developments and lists the class actions matters that were commenced and resolved in 2017.

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