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Barristers say virtual hearings should not become the new normal
Coronavirus July 1, 2020 9:19 pm By Miklos Bolza

The courts are to be congratulated for swiftly adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic by introducing virtual hearings, but barristers told Lawyerly they were raring to […]

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‘An air of unreality’: Judge questions Treasury Wine’s breach claims against Maurice Blackburn
Class Actions June 24, 2020 8:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

A claim by Treasury Wine Estates that Maurice Blackburn — but no other law firm — is prohibited from bringing a shareholder class action over […]

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‘An immediate conflict of interest’: Appeals court tosses opt out notices in AMP class action
Appeals June 4, 2020 3:57 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeals court has vacated orders sending opt out and registration notices to shareholders in a class action against AMP after a successful challenge by […]

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‘Threat of a heavy sanction’: Shareholder slams opt-out notice in AMP class action
Appeals May 25, 2020 8:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

A proposed notice to eligible group members in Maurice Blackburn’s class action against AMP over its fees for no services scandal threatened to bar unregistered […]

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Maurice Blackburn ‘stumbled’ on confidential info used in Treasury Wine class action
Class Actions May 13, 2020 4:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

A leading class actions lawyer from Maurice Blackburn “stumbled across” allegedly confidential information of Treasury Wine Estates and used it in the law firm’s class […]

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Law firm should personally pay costs for individual pelvic mesh cases, judge says
Product Liability May 11, 2020 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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Law firm may be hit with costs for filing individual pelvic mesh cases
Class Actions April 22, 2020 9:48 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A law firm that brought a slew of individual claims on behalf of group members in the Ethicon pelvic mesh class action should have to […]

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High Court may pick apart choice of Maurice Blackburn in AMP class action contest
Analysis April 21, 2020 11:00 pm By Christine Caulfield

The power of courts to choose a single winner from a contest of competing class actions is not the likely target of the High Court […]

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Monsanto faces third class action, as fight to lead litigation escalates
Exclusive March 23, 2020 4:34 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A fight to lead a class action against Monsanto over its allegedly cancer-causing weedkiller Roundup is on foot, with a third class action soon to […]

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Judge proposes joint sitting as talks to deal with competing Monsanto class actions break down
Personal injury February 20, 2020 5:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judges overseeing two competing class actions against Monsanto in the Federal and Victorian Supreme Courts may hold a joint sitting as the multiplicity fight […]

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