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11 September 2015
The class action run by lawfirm Maurice Blackburn v ANZ

15 November 2010
And still the banks persist in illegal “con”tracts. Please see the extract from Bankwest’s conditions of use booklet

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11 September, 2015 - The class action run by lawfirm Maurice Blackburn v ANZ


History of the bank fees class actions


·         22 September 2010

First bank fees class action filed against ANZ

·         5 December 2011

Justice Gordon in the Federal Court finds that late payment fees are capable of being penalties, but finds for ANZ on other fees

·         16 December 2011

Class actions filed against Commonwealth, Westpac, NAB and Citibank

·         22 December 2011

Maurice Blackburn appeals adverse findings in Justice Gordon's December judgment

·         1 February 2012

Class action filed against Westpac subsidiaries St George and BankSA

·         18 April 2012

Class action filed against BankWest

·         11 May 2012

High Court grants leave to appeal Justice Gordon's judgment of 5 December 2011

·         14 August 2012

High Court hears appeal from Justice Gordon's judgment of 5 December 2011

·         6 September 2012

High Court rules that bank fees can be considered penalties

·         2-10 December 2013

Bank fees class action trial against ANZ runs in the Federal Court before Justice Michelle Gordon

·         5 February 2014

Justice Gordon hands down judgment finding that late payment fees on credit cards are penalties and should be repaid, with no retrospective time limitation on claims. Justice Gordon finds for the ANZ on the other fees

·         18 - 19 August 2014

Hearing of appeal before Full Court of the Federal Court

·         18 November 2014

Federal Court approved orders to help facilitate settlement negotiations action against NAB, enabling any NAB customers to register to participate in any agreed settlement.

·         8 April 2015

Appeal judgment delivered by the Full Court of the Federal Court. Finds in favour of ANZ on its appeals and against the plaintiff on its appeals. Full court of the Federal Court reverses the February 2014 decision of Justice Gordon that found that late fees are penalties.

·         6 May 2015

A special leave application was made to the High Court on the point of late fees on credit cards

·         11 September 2015

High Court grants special leave to appeal.