Representative Proceedings

(Commonly known as Class Actions)

As at 31 March 2016

There are currently 63 Representative Proceedings in the Court nationally.

By National Practice Area & sub-area

The division of these matters by National Practice Area and National Practice Sub-Areas is as follows:

  • Commercial and Corporations NPA:
    Bullet pointCorporations and Corporate Insolvency sub-area: 34
    Bullet pointRegulator & Consumer Protection sub-area: 15
    Bullet pointCommercial Contracts, Banking, Finance and Insurance sub-area: 12
  • Administrative and Constitutional Law and Human Rights NPA: 2

By Registry

New South Wales

Date FiledNPA & Sub-areaFile Title Docket Judge
20 February 2011

Commercial and Corporations (Regulator and Consumer Protection)NSD213/2011 – Tammy Maree Stanford & Anor v DePuy International Limited & Anor Robertson J
31 May 2012 Corporations (Corporations and Corporate Insolvency)NSD757/2012 – Stephen Hopkins & Anor v AECOM Australia Pty Ltd (formerly known as Maunsell Australia Pty Ltd)

Nicholas J
5 September 2012 Commercial and Corporations (Economic Regulator, Competition and Access)NSD1322/2012 – Muswellbrook Shire Council v The Royal Bank of Scotland NV & Anor Provisional Docket National Operations Registrar
11 October 2012 Commercial & Corporations (Corporations and Corporate Insolvency)NSD1558/2012 – Caason Investments & Anor v Simon Xiao Fan Cao & Ors Farrell J
15 October 2012 Commercial and Corporations (Regulator and Consumer Protection)NSD1590/2012 – Julie Davis v Ethicon Sarl & Ors Katzmann J
5 February 2013 Commercial and Corporations (Regulator and Consumer Protection)NSD368/2013 – Clasul Pty Ltd & Ors v Commonwealth of Australia Gleeson J
17 April 2013 Corporations (Corporations and Corporate Insolvency)NSD656/2013 – City of Swan & Anor v McGraw-Hill Companies, INC. & OrsRares J
8 August 2013 Corporations (Corporations and Corporate Insolvency)NSD1609/2013 – Blairgowrie Trading Ltd & Anor v Allco Finance Group Ltd (Receivers & Managers Appointed) (In Liquidation) & Ors Wigney J
20 September 2013 Commercial and Corporations (Regulator and Consumer Protection)NSD1968/2013 – Paul Leslie McAlister by his Litigation Representative the NSW Trustee & Guardian v State of New South Wales & Ors

Mortimer J

25 September 2013 Commercial and Corporations (Regulator and Consumer Protection)NSD2000/2013– Bradley Duncan vs Owners Corporation for SP82638
&
NSD2001/2013 - Owners Corporation of Strata Plan 82638 v Villa World Developments Pty Limited
Jagot J
10 October 2013 Commercial & Corporations (Corporations and Corporate Insolvency)NSD2089/2013 – Julie Gray v Cash Converters International Limited & Ors Jagot J
7 May 2014 Commercial & Corporations (Corporations and Corporate Insolvency)NSD453/2014 – Charles Robert Hodges in his capacity as trustee of the Charles Hodges Superannuation Fund v Sandhurst Trustees Limited Griffiths J
29 May 2014 Commercial & Corporations (Corporations and Corporate Insolvency)NSD529/2014 – HFPS PTY LTD (as Trustee for the Hunter Facility Project Services Pty Ltd Superannuation Fund & Anor v Tamaya Resources Ltd (In Liquidation) & Ors Foster J
2 July 2014 Commercial & Corporations (Corporations and Corporate Insolvency)NSD660/2014 – Brian Jones v Treasury Wines Estates Limited
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NSD216/2015 – Melbourne City Investments Pty Ltd v Treasury Wine Estates Ltd
Foster J
16 September 2014 Commercial & Corporations (Corporations and Corporate Insolvency)NSD937/2014 – Oztech Pty Ltd v The Public Trustee of Queensland .Yates J
1 October 2014 Commercial & Corporations (Corporations and Corporate Insolvency)NSD995/2014 - Gloucester Shire Council Anor v Fitch Ratings, INC (A Company Incorporated in Delaware, USA & Ors Wigney J
7 October 2014 Commercial and Corporations (Regulator and Consumer Protection)NSD1016/2014 – Rebecca Louise Dillon v Rbs Group (Australia) Pty Ltd Perry J
7 October 2014 Commercial & Corporations (Corporations and Corporate Insolvency)NSD1018/2014 – Liverpool City Council v McGraw-Hill Financial, Inc (Formerly McGraw-Hill Companies Inc)(a company incorporated in New York) & AnorWigney J
7 October 2014 Commercial & Corporations (Corporations and Corporate Insolvency)NSD1020/2014 – Coffs Harbour City Council v McGraw-Hill Financial, Inc (formerly McGraw-Hill Companies Inc)(a company incorporated in New York) & Anor Wigney J
7 October 2014 Commercial & Corporations (Corporations and Corporate Insolvency)NSD1021/2014 – Coffs Harbour City Council ABN 79 126 214 487 v Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd (Trading as ANZ Investment Bank)Wigney J
23 December 2014 Commercial & Corporations (Corporations and Corporate Insolvency)NSD1382/2014 - Rushleigh Services Pty Ltd ACN 096 004 803 v Forge Group Limited ACN 065 464 226 (In Liquidation) (Receivers and Managers Appointed) & Ors Foster J
30 July 2015 Commercial & Corporations (Regulator & Consumer Protection)NSD900/2015 – Sean Lynch v Cash Converters Personal Finance Pty Ltd & Anor Gleeson J
13 August 2015 Commercial & Corporations
(Corporations and Corporate Insolvency)
NSD957/2015 – Clurname Pty Ltd & Anor v McGraw-Hill Financial Inc (Formerly McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc)(a company incorporated in New York) & Anor Wigney J
21 September 2015 Commercial & Corporations
(Corporations and Corporate Insolvency
NSD1126/2015 – Ceramic Fuels Cells Limited (in liquidation) vs McGraw-Hill Financial Inc (formerly McGraw-Hill Companies Inc.) & Anor Wigney J
27 October 2015 Commercial & Corporations
(Corporations and Corporate Insolvency)
NSD1292/2015 – Larry Crowley v Worley Parsons Limited ACN 096 090 158 Provisional Docket National Operations Registrar
30 October 2015 Commercial and Corporations (Regulator and Consumer Protection)NSD1307/2015- Richard Cantor v Audi Australia Pty Ltd
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NSD1308/2015 – Josephina Tolentino v Volkswagen Group Australia Pty Ltd
Provisional Docket National Operations Registrar
2 November 2015 Commercial & Corporations
(Corporations and Corporate Insolvency)
NSD1344/2015 – Mitsub Pty Limited, As Trustee for the Chris Carroll Superannuation v McGraw-Hill Financial, Inc. (Formerly McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc) & Anor
Rares J
4 November 2015 Commercial & Corporations
(Corporations and Corporate Insolvency
NSD1346/2015 – David Scott Hopkins (as Trustee of the David Hopkins Super Fund) v Macmahon Holdings Limited ACN 007 634 406

Jagot J
6 November 2015 Commercial & Corporations
(Corporations and Corporate Insolvency)
NSD1364/2015 – Kenquist Nominees Pty Limited AFT The Kenquist Superannuation Fund v Peter Campbell & Ors Yates J
20 November 2015 Commercial and Corporations (Regulator and Consumer Protection)NSD1459/ 2015 – Alister Dalton & Anor v Volkswagen AG & Anor


[matter relates to NSD1307 & 1308/15 above]
Provisional Docket National Operations Registrar
22 November 2015 Commercial and Corporations (Regulator and Consumer Protection)NSD1472/2015 – Robyn Tanya Richardson v Audi AG & Ors
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NSD1473/2015 – Steven Roe v Skoda Auto a.s. & Ors [matter relates to NSD1307, 1308 & 1459/15 above]
Provisional Docket National Operations Registrar
18 February 2016 Commercial and Corporations (Commercial Contracts, Banking, Finance and Insurance)NSD238/2016 - Rodney Carr v Cummins Hendricks Pty Ltd Rares J
24 February 2016 Commercial and Corporations (Regulator and Consumer Protection)NSD273/2016 - Graham Phillips & Anor v Reckitt Benckiser (Australia) Pty Ltd Jagot J
11 March 2016 Commercial and Corporations (Commercial Contracts, Banking, Finance and Insurance)NSD362/2016 - Petersen Superannuation Fund Pty Ltd ACN 136 059 562 v Bank of Queensland Limited ABN 32 009 656 740 & Anor
Yates J
23 March 2016Commercial & Corporations
(Corporations and Corporate Insolvency)
NSD414/2016 - MDA National Insurance Pty Ltd v McGraw-Hill Financial Inc (formerly McGraw-Hill Companies Inc) & Anor Rares J
24 March 2016Commercial & Corporations
(Corporations and Corporate Insolvency)
NSD417/2016 - Lifeplan Australia Friendly Society Ltd & Anor v McGraw-Hill Financial, Inc (a company incorporated in New York) & OrsRares J


Victoria

Date Filed NPA & Sub-areaFile Title Docket Judge
22 September 2010 Commercial and Corporations (Commercial Contracts, Banking, Finance and Insurance)VID811/2010 – John Andrews & Ors v ANZ Banking Group LimitedProvisional Docket National Operations Registrar
Various Commercial and Corporations (Commercial Contracts, Banking, Finance and Insurance) VID1458/2011, VID1459/2011, VID1467/2011, VID1460/2011, VID87/2012, VID304/2012. – Banks casesMiddleton J
13 March 2013
Commercial & Corporations (Corporations and Corporate Insolvency)VID187/2013, VID1485/2011, VID1484/2011 and VID1483/2011 – Willmott Forest Class Actions Murphy J
27 May 2013 Commercial & Corporations (Corporations and Corporate Insolvency)VID410/2013 – George Camilleri & Anor vs The Trust Company (Nominees) Limited Moshinsky J
23 December 2013 Administrative and Constitutional and Human RightsVID1367/2013 – Tyson Duval-Comrie (by his Litigation Representative Claudine Duval) v Commonwealth of Australia Davies J
21 July 2014 Commercial & Corporations (Corporations and Corporate Insolvency)VID406/2014 – Earglow Pty Limited v Newcrest Mining Ltd

Beach J
13 October 2014 Commercial & Corporations (Corporations and Corporate Insolvency)VID603/2014 – OZ Minerals Limited v Clayton Utz (a firm)
Middleton J
24 March 2015 Commercial & Corporations (Corporation and Corporate Insolvency)VID143/2015 – Newstart 123 Pty Ltd v Billabong International LtdMurphy J
20 August 2015 Commercial & Corporations (Corporation and Corporate Insolvency)VID434/2015 Cheryl Whittenbury v Vocation Limited Middleton J
9 September 2015 Commercial & Corporations (Corporation and Corporate Insolvency)VID513/2015 - Money Max Int Pty Limited as Trustee for the Goldie Superannuation Fund vs QBE Insurance Group Limited
Davies J


Queensland

Date Filed NPA & Sub-areaFile Title Docket Judge
26 April 2013 Commercial and Corporations (Commercial Contracts, Banking, Finance and Insurance)QUD211/2013 - John Charles Lee & Anor v Westpac Banking Corporation Dowsett J
9 August 2013 Administrative and Constitutional Law and Human RightsQUD535/2013 – Lex Wotton & Ors v State of Queensland & AnorMortimer J
15 July 2015 Commercial and Corporations (Commercial Contracts, Banking, Finance and Insurance)QUD591/2015 - Graeme Clarke and Marion Clarke in their capacity as trustees of the G&M Clarke Superannuation Fund v Sandhurst Trustees LimitedGreenwood J


South Australia

Date Filed NPA & Sub-areaFile Title Docket Judge
14-Nov-14Commercial and Corporations (Regulator and Consumer Protection)SAD307/2014 – Galliano Perazzoli & Ors v Bank SAWhite J


Australian Capital Territory

Date Filed NPA & Sub-areaFile Title Docket Judge
12-Sep-14Commercial & Corporations (Corporations and Corporate Insolvency)ACD91/2014 - Carolyn Anne Adams and others v Navra Group Pty Ltd (External Administration)
&
NSD1061/2015 – R J Dean-Wilcocks as liquidator of Navra Group Pty Ltd. Plaintiff: Gilchrist Connell (ex-parte)
Murphy J