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Top 10 class action settlements of 2020
Analysis 2021-01-12 10:46 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Payouts in class actions in 2020 largely kept pace with the previous year despite the financial strain of the COVID-19 pandemic, with companies and other […]

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‘A significant inequality of arms’: Funding led to better outcome in PFAS class action, judge says
Class Actions 2020-06-09 3:00 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The judge overseeing three class actions against the Commonwealth over its use of allegedly toxic firefighting foam, which have settled for $212.5 million, said backing […]

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Judge approves $212.5M toxic foam class action settlement
Class Actions 2020-06-05 9:46 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A judge has given his blessing to a landmark $212.5 million settlement of three class actions over the use of allegedly toxic firefighting foam at […]

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Toxic foam class action settlement hearing runs to second day, with ‘unusual’ number of objections
Class Actions 2020-06-04 8:25 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The settlement of three class actions brought against the Commonwealth of Australia over its alleged use of toxic firefighting foam on government military bases is […]

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Bianca Rinehart signals appeal in family feud over $4B trust
Energy & Natural Resources 2020-05-13 2:45 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The daughter of Australia’s richest person, Gina Rinehart, has signalled an intention to appeal a decision staying proceedings against her mother for allegedly oppressive conduct […]

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Barrister in toxic foam class action appointed to NSW Supreme Court
People In The News 2020-04-08 12:56 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A barrister who represented the Commonwealth of Australia in a class action over the use of allegedly toxic firefighting foam has been appointed to the […]

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Fight erupts over need for amicus to weigh fairness of $212.5M toxic foam settlement scheme
Class Actions 2020-04-06 7:02 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The Commonwealth of Australia has called for the appointment of an amicus to scrutinise the $212.5 million settlement reached in several class action against it […]

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Court wrestles with how toxic foam settlement objectors will be heard
Class Actions 2020-03-26 2:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing the $212.5 million settlement in three toxic foam class actions against the Commonwealth of Australia has been told of at least one […]

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Government reaches settlement in toxic foam class actions
Class Actions 2020-02-27 10:55 am By Cat Fredenburgh

A settlement has been reached in three class action against the Commonwealth of Australia over the use of allegedly toxic firefighting foam at government military […]

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Judge says no need to clarify referees’ role in PFAS class actions
Class Actions 2020-01-10 5:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge overseeing three class actions against the Commonwealth alleging contamination from the use of toxic firefighting foam at three naval bases has shot down […]

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