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Reforms to target litigation funders and ‘lawfare’, Attorney-General says
Class Actions November 5, 2019 9:33 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Government is considering reforms targeting litigation funders in response to what it has called a greater number of “increasingly politicised” class actions against […]

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Bail conditions set in obstruction case against former BlueScope exec
White Collar November 5, 2019 3:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

Bail conditions have been set for a former BlueScope Steel executive charged with obstructing an Australian Competition and Consumer Commission criminal cartel probe into the […]

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Thiess workers owed unpaid wages for bus journeys, judge finds
Employment November 5, 2019 6:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has ruled against mining services firm Thiess in a class action brought by construction workers seeking unpaid wages for time spent on […]

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Future personal injury claims may be barred in PFAS class actions, court warns
Australian Government Solicitor November 1, 2019 10:14 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has expressed concerns about whether group members in three class actions against the Commonwealth over allegedly toxic firefighting foam will be […]

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Expanded class definition tossed in Ethicon pelvic mesh class action
Class Actions November 1, 2019 9:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has reversed a prior ruling expanding the class in a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson unit Ethicon over allegedly defective pelvic […]

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CSIRO scientist hit on backside with riding crop was not sexually harassed, judge says
Employment October 31, 2019 5:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

A scientist alleging she was fired from the CSIRO for filing sex discrimination and sexual harassment complaints has had the majority of her lawsuit against […]

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ASIC sues former ANZ financial planner, advice firm in latest post-Hayne case
Financial Services October 31, 2019 10:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has brought legal action against a financial planner and advice firm formerly owned by ANZ Bank after they were […]

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Ten sued over report on man killed by silicone genital injections
Defamation October 31, 2019 9:43 pm By Miklos Bolza

Network Ten is being sued for defamation for a report that aired on hit TV show The Project investigating the death of an Australian man […]

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Court may scrap expanded class definition in Ethicon pelvic mesh case as judgment looms
Class Actions October 30, 2019 10:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

An impending judgment in the long-running class action against Johnson & Johnson unit Ethicon over allegedly defective pelvic mesh implants has sent the parties scrambling […]

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‘A point of high principle’: Funder argues it shouldn’t face costs for failed Airservices class action
Employment October 29, 2019 9:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

The litigation funder that backed a now dismissed class action against aviation service provider Airservices has argued funders should not face costs orders in Fair […]

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