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Judge signs off on $2.6M for lead applicants in Johnson & Johnson pelvic mesh class action
Class Actions 2020-03-03 8:40 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A Federal Court judge has awarded combined damages of $2.6 million to the lead applicants in the Johnson & Johnson pelvic mesh class action, following […]

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Judge questions need for confidentiality in toxic foam class action settlement
Class Actions 2020-03-02 10:24 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The Federal Court judge overseeing three class actions against the Commonwealth of Australia over allegedly toxic firefighting foam has questioned the terms of the in-principle […]

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Asahi offers to divest brands to avoid bitter dispute with ACCC over $16B CUB takeover
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-02-28 3:27 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Japanese beer giant Asahi has offered to divest key beer and cider brands in a bid to convince the Australia Competition and Consumer Commission to […]

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Non-equity partners poised to jump ship, survey shows
Business of Law 2020-02-28 1:30 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Non-equity partners at leading law firms are looking to jump ship in search of higher pay and greater decision-making powers, a new survey has found. […]

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New pelvic mesh class action targets Medtronic unit, two other device makers
Product Liability 2020-02-27 4:06 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Medtronic owned Covidien and two other medical device manufacturers have been hit with a class action on behalf of thousands of women who claim to […]

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Costs skyrocket to $315 million in Woolworths underpayments scandal
Employment 2020-02-26 9:33 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Supermarket chain Woolworths, which is facing a class action over its staff underpayments, has admitted the amount owed to workers is at least $315 million, […]

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Ex-boss of medical tech firm Respiri sues over termination
Employment 2020-02-26 4:07 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The former CEO of Respiri has levelled a slew of claims at the ASX-listed medical technology company and two of its former directors, including breach […]

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ACCC’s Rod Sims says more competition cases in the pipeline
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-02-25 8:57 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The ACCC has revealed that it will bring at least four new competition cases this year, with chairman Rod Sims also promising that the regulator […]

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Spain ordered to pay $375M in arbitration dispute
Arbitration 2020-02-24 8:44 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The Kingdom of Spain must pay $375 million after it failed in its bid to claim sovereign immunity from the enforcement of two foreign arbitration […]

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Bill that would shake up class action landscape advances
Class Actions 2020-02-20 7:24 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Contingency fees are one step closer to becoming a reality in Australia, after the Victorian Parliament voted to advance a bill that would allow lawyers […]

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