Current Class Actions

As at November 2016

Accessing documents filed in the Class Action

You may be able to access the Court documents (such as the application, the statement of claim and the defence) filed in a Class Action currently before the Court:

  • from the Commonwealth Courts Portal (CCP) – lawyers and parties to a Class Action can register on the CCP to access real-time information about the case, including documents filed, scheduled listing events and orders made
  • by applying to the Court for access to documents filed in the Class Action (see Access to Court Documents for details on how to apply and any restrictions on such applications)
  • from the Applicant's lawyer's website.


Current Class Actions Information

There are currently 64 Representative Proceedings in the Court nationally.

In addition, there are currently 5 class actions that are stayed pending the outcome of related High Court litigation.

Date Filed NPA & Sub-area File Title  Docket Judge
22 September 2010 Commercial and Corporations (Commercial Contracts, Banking, Finance and Insurance) Provisional Docket National Operations Registrar

 

Class Actions Statistics: by NPA & 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: 38
    Bullet pointRegulator & Consumer Protection sub-area: 18
    Bullet pointCommercial Contracts, Banking, Finance and Insurance sub-area:4
    Bullet pointEconomic Regulator, Competition and Access sub-area: 1
  • Administrative and Constitutional Law and Human Rights NPA: 2
  • Employment and Industrial Relations NPA: 1

Current class actions in the Federal Court
(as at 15 November 2016)

Current class actions at 15 Nov 2016

By Registry

New South Wales

Date FiledNPA & Sub-areaFile Title Docket Judge
20 February 2011Commercial 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 Rares J
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
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 Wigney J
2 July 2014 Commercial & Corporations (Corporations and Corporate Insolvency) NSD660/2014 – Brian Jones v Treasury Wines Estates Limited

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) & Anor Wigney 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

NSD1308/2015 – Josephina Tolentino v Volkswagen Group Australia Pty Ltd
Foster J
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
Documents
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 NSD1307/2015 & NSD1308/2015 above]
Foster J
22 November 2015 Commercial and Corporations (Regulator and Consumer Protection) NSD1472/2015 – Robyn Tanya Richardson v Audi AG & Ors

NSD1473/2015 – Steven Roe v Skoda Auto a.s. & Ors [matter relates to NSD1307, 1308 & 1459/15 above]
Foster J
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 2016 Commercial & 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 2016 Commercial & Corporations
(Corporations and Corporate Insolvency)
NSD417/2016 - Lifeplan Australia Friendly Society Ltd & Anor v McGraw-Hill Financial, Inc (a company incorporated in New York) & Ors Rares J
12 April 2016 Commercial and Corporations (Regulator and Consumer Protection) NSD529/2016 – Jaewon Choi & Anor v Hodgson Faraday Pty Ltd Limited & Ors Jagot J
27 April 2016 Commercial and Corporations (Regulator and Consumer Protection) NSD601/2016 - Kim McKenzie v Cash Converters International Limited (ACN 069 141 546) & Ors [matter relates to NSD2089 & 2090/13 & 900/15 above] Gleeson J
17 May 2016 Commercial and Corporations (Regulator and Consumer Protection)
NSD724/2016 - Biljana Capic v Ford Motor Company of Australia Ltd
Perram J
3 August 2016 Commercial and Corporations (Regulator and Consumer Protection)

NSD1245/2016 - Daniel Aristabulus Sanda v Pttep Australasia (Ashmore Cartier) Pty Ltd

Yates J

29 September 2016

Commercial & Corporations
(Corporations and Corporate Insolvency)

NSD1684/2016 – Santa Trade Concerns Pty Ltd ACN 136 948 484 v Kim Robinson & Ors

Wigney J

20 October 2016

Employment and Industrial Relations

NSD1857/2016 - Jacob Cornelius Bywater v Appco Group Australia Pty Ltd ABN 49 092 605 671

Wigney J


Victoria

Date Filed NPA & Sub-areaFile Title Docket Judge
13 March 2013Commercial & 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 LtdBeach 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 LimitedFull Court
12 October 2016 Commercial & Corporations (Corporation and Corporate Insolvency)

VID1213/2016 - Matthew Hall v Slater & Gordon Limited

Middleton 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
13 July 2016Commercial & Corporations (Corporation and Corporate Insolvency)QUD528/2016 - Sunanda Balkrishna Kadam & Ors v Miiresorts Group 1 Pty Ltd ACN 140 177 395 & OrsProvisional Docket National Operations Registrar
12 September 2016Commercial & Corporations (Corporation and Corporate Insolvency)QUD 714/2016 - Hans Pearson v State of QueenslandProvisional Docket National Operations Registrar


South Australia

Date Filed NPA & Sub-areaFile Title Docket Judge
14 November 2014 Commercial 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 September 2014 Commercial & 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