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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 actions confirm landmark challenge to class closure order
Appeals December 17, 2019 10:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

The applicants in a group of class actions over defective Takata airbags are pushing ahead with a challenge to the power of the NSW Supreme […]

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Common fund orders in class actions dealt fatal blow by High Court
Class Actions December 4, 2019 10:12 am By Christine Caulfield

Judges have no power to order all class action members to pay a proportion of a litigation funder’s commission out of their share of a […]

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All eyes on High Court as ruling on common fund orders looms
Feature December 2, 2019 11:24 pm By Christine Caulfield

The High Court is poised this week to issue its judgment in a case challenging the validity of common fund orders in class actions, a […]

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Future personal injury claims may be barred in PFAS class actions, court warns
Australian Government Solicitor November 1, 2019 10:14 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has expressed concerns about whether group members in three class actions against the Commonwealth over allegedly toxic firefighting foam will be […]

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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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Norwegian shipping company to plead guilty to criminal cartel charge
Competition & Consumer Protection August 29, 2019 11:10 am By Miklos Bolza

One month after Japanese shipping company K-Line was hit with a $34.5 million fine for cartel conduct, Norwegian shipping firm Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean AS has […]

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Judge promises no ‘mystery tour’ in Takata air bags class actions
Class Actions July 25, 2019 4:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing seven class actions against car makers over defective Takata airbags has shot down the applicants’ opposition to a soft class closure order […]

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Copyright Tribunal overstepped with amended Foxtel licence, says Full Court
Intellectual Property June 11, 2019 3:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Copyright Tribunal erred by including rights in a reissued Foxtel licence agreement that fell outside the authority of the licence grant holder, the Phonographic […]

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Common fund orders in class actions either ‘premature’ or ‘pointless’, joint appeals court told
Appeals February 4, 2019 8:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeal before a historic joint sitting of two courts over so-called common fund orders in class actions kicked off Monday with a full bench of […]

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