Conditional settlement of PFAS contamination class actions

Dispute finance plays a valuable role in the community providing access to justice for those without the means to pursue complex and costly disputes. Omni Bridgeway Limited provides non-recourse finance and strategic know-how to claimants and group members in class actions, that enables them to seek redress without risk in the event of an unsuccessful outcome.

Thousands of Queensland flood victims expected to be compensated after Omni Bridgeway-funded court action

Global disputes funder Omni Bridgeway Limited welcomed the Supreme Court of New South Wales judgment in November 2019 in the Brisbane floods class action. The court found that the claim for negligence, brought by the class representative, against each of the State of Queensland, Queensland Bulk Water Supply Authority trading as Seqwater and Sunwater Limited, was proven.

Omni Bridgeway supports litigation funding licensing proposal

Omni Bridgeway Limited welcomes the proposal outlined by the Federal Government today to require all litigation funders operating in Australia to hold an Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL) and to conduct class actions in compliance with the managed investment scheme (MIS) regime.

Shareholder action against Treasury Wine Estates Limited

Class action brought in Australia by institutional and retail investors seeking damages caused by Treasury Wine Estates’ failure to disclose material information concerning excess inventory held by US distributors. Claim settled in 2017 for A$49m.

Cartel class action addressing airline price fixing

Omni Bridgeway funded the Air Cargo cartel class action alleging that major international airlines engaged in price-fixing in relation to the provision of air freight services, for a period of approximately seven years from 1 January 2000.

Dispute finance for companies in New Zealand

In New Zealand, dispute finance is becoming a more regular feature of the legal landscape. Leading global funder, Omni Bridgeway, recently announced it is expanding its footprint into New Zealand, where the company is already active in several actions.

Recovering debts from the Philippines government

When an Asian Government Export Credit Agency, found itself unable to recover approximately JPY243 million owed to it by the Republic of the Philippines, it turned to Omni Bridgeway's enforcement and recovery team to devise and execute a recovery strategy that allowed for 100% recovery of monies owed via an installment payment plan.

When a company acts as a whistleblower

Omni Bridgeway helped a private company uncover and prove fraud being conducted by vendors billing delivery fee overcharges to state and federal entities. The scheme masked profits made by the vendors and allowed them to take inflated deductions for the goods they sold.