Over and out: Chief Justice says protocol needed to prevent overtalking in virtual trials

Insurance March 31, 2020 4:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Chief Justice of the Federal Court says a system is needed to ensure parties don’t interrupt one another during virtual hearings, and noted the increase in online hearings brought on by the coronavirus may also free judges up to hear cases outside their registries.

Law firm investigates class action against opioid makers
Class Actions March 31, 2020 12:28 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The makers or popular opioid drugs like OxyContin and Fentanyl may face a class action in Australia by consumers who allege they suffered financial loss from the addictive drugs.

UK litigation funder secures $162M war chest for Aussie class actions
Business of Law March 31, 2020 3:49 pm By Miklos Bolza

London-based litigation funder Balance Legal Capital has raised $162 million from institutional investors to pursue lawsuits in Australia and worldwide, including class actions.