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Law firm should personally pay costs for individual pelvic mesh cases, judge says
Product Liability 2020-05-11 3:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has found that the law firm behind a plethora of pelvic mesh lawsuits filed in multiple courts should be personally hit with costs […]

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Car makers won’t take class closure fight to High Court
Product Liability 2020-05-07 11:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

Seven car makers defending class actions over defective Takata airbags have confirmed they will not be challenging a landmark decision that set aside a pre-settlement […]

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Judges’ schedules to be cleared as court expedites Johnson & Johnson pelvic mesh appeal
Appeals 2020-05-01 4:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

The top judge of the Federal Court plans to clear the schedules of three judges at the start of next year so they can hear […]

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Landmark ruling nixing class closure orders likely to reach High Court
Analysis 2020-04-23 9:10 pm By Christine Caulfield

A ruling Wednesday that struck down class closure orders — a device used by judges in class actions for the past two decades — has […]

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Courts don’t have power to make class closure orders, appeals court says
Class Actions 2020-04-22 6:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeals court has overturned a ruling ordering class closure in seven representative proceedings against car makers over defective Takata airbags, finding courts do not […]

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Johnson & Johnson appeals landmark ruling in pelvic mesh class action
Class Actions 2020-04-06 2:40 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Johnson & Johnson has appealed a ruling awarding the three lead applicants in a class action over its pelvic mesh products a combined $2.6 million […]

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Judge orders graphic warning for Johnson & Johnson pelvic mesh products
Class Actions 2020-03-06 8:57 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to include a graphic warning on the patient information leaflets and instructions for use that accompany four of its […]

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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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ASIC pans Wagyu and shiraz ‘thought experiments’ in Westpac home loan appeal
Financial Services 2020-02-25 5:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

ASIC has criticised a Federal Court judge for his ‘thought experiments’ around prospective home loan applicants feasting on Wagyu beef and shiraz, as the regulator […]

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Courts criticised for losing sight of justice in Takata airbag class closure challenge
Class Actions 2020-02-19 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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