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Courts criticised for losing sight of justice in Takata airbag class closure challenge
Class Actions February 19, 2020 8:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicants in seven class actions against auto manufacturers over explosive Takata airbags have criticised the courts for losing their way in ensuring justice […]

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Takata airbags class action might appeal class closure in wake of common fund ruling
Class Actions December 6, 2019 10:18 pm By Hannah Gee

The applicants in a group of class actions over defective Takata airbags have flagged a possible challenge to a formal class closure order in the […]

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Johnson & Johnson loses pelvic mesh class action in landmark ruling
Class Actions November 21, 2019 12:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

Johnson & Johnson did not adequately warn of the risks of its pelvic mesh implants and is liable to pay damages to thousands of Australian […]

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‘Time for commercial reality to bite’: Judge orders class closure in Takata air bags class actions
Class Actions November 1, 2019 3:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge overseeing seven class actions against some of the world’s largest car makers over defective Takata airbags has ordered that class closure take place […]

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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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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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Westpac gives court more reasons to uphold win in ASIC’s responsible lending case
Appeals October 7, 2019 1:41 pm By Miklos Bolza

Westpac has offered an appeals court two more reasons to affirm its victory in a closely watched responsible lending case brought by the Australian Securities […]

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Concerns ‘poorer’ patients in vaginal mesh class action less likely to be notified of rights
Class Actions September 30, 2019 9:44 pm By Amelia Birnie

The judge overseeing the Ethicon pelvic mesh class action has flagged serious public policy concerns stemming from class identification problems, amid fears that “poorer” patients […]

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ASIC to challenge ‘uncertainty’ of Westpac responsible lending decision
Appeals September 10, 2019 9:07 pm By Amelia Birnie

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has filed an appeal against the Federal Court’s responsible lending ruling in favour of Westpac, arguing the decision had […]

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Judge frowns on ‘moronic approach’ to group member sign-up in Takata class actions
Class Actions September 5, 2019 9:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing a group of class actions against car manufacturers over faulty Takata airbags has questioned a simplified group registration and opt out process […]

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