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With no encouragement from parties, 7-Eleven class action judge appoints contradictor
Class Actions 2021-09-20 3:46 pm By Christine Caulfield

Despite claims the $98 million settlement did not warrant a contradictor’s scrutiny, a judge has appointed a contradictor to represent the interests of group members […]

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Car makers to pay $52M to settle Takata airbags class actions
Class Actions 2021-09-15 3:36 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Six of the world’s largest car makers have agreed to pay $52 million to settle class actions accusing them of selling cars with deadly Takata […]

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Lockdown didn’t trigger business interruption policy in COVID-19 test case, IAG tells court
Insurance 2021-09-06 10:05 pm By Christine Caulfield

Lockdown orders by the Victorian government and an international travel ban in place last year during the first wave of COVID-19 did not trigger a […]

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Law firms resolve multiplicity issue in Boston Scientific pelvic mesh class actions
Class Actions 2021-07-20 5:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Sydney law firm that brought a class action against Boston Scientific over allegedly defective pelvic mesh products has agreed to stay its case while […]

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Settlement reached in Takata airbags class actions
Class Actions 2021-07-13 11:55 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Six of the world’s largest car makers have agreed to settle class actions accusing them of selling cars with deadly Takata airbags. The in-principle settlements […]

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Fight brewing over competing pelvic mesh class actions against Boston Scientific
Class Actions 2021-07-09 9:57 pm By Christine Caulfield

Despite a judge’s urging for the parties to arrive at a “pragmatic solution”, the lawyers behind competing pelvic mesh class actions against Boston Scientific will […]

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Insurers’ challenge to COVID-19 business interruption claims rejected by High Court
Coronavirus 2021-06-25 4:36 pm By Christine Caulfield

The High Court has rejected a bid by a group of insurers to weigh in on a test case against COVID-19 related claims in business […]

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Johnson & Johnson asks High Court to review landmark pelvic mesh ruling
Product Liability 2021-04-09 2:29 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Johnson & Johnson unit wants the High Court to review the Full Federal Court’s rejection of its challenge to a landmark class action ruling […]

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Gambler’s lawsuit alleges Star casino owes him $14M after 7-day winning streak
Contracts 2021-03-23 1:56 pm By Christine Caulfield

Star Entertainment Group Ltd is facing a lawsuit brought by a high-roller claiming the casino giant owes him almost $14 million won at the Baccarat […]

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JPMorgan wants to have its cake and eat it too in ANZ cartel case, court hears
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-03-19 7:04 pm By Miklos Bolza

Whistleblower JPMorgan can’t be a witness in a criminal cartel case over a $2.5 billion ANZ share placement that has ensnared several investment banks and […]

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