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Insurers largely prevail in second COVID-19 test case
Insurance 2021-10-08 5:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

Insurers have largely succeeded in challenging COVID-19 business interruption claims by a group of small businesses, in an important second test case that could save […]

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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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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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$19.6M legal bill in 7-Eleven class actions doesn’t warrant contradictor, court told
Class Actions 2021-08-24 4:15 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A $19.6 million legal bill racked up by the law firm behind two 7-Eleven class actions accusing the convenience store chain of misleading franchisees did […]

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CBA class action applicant can’t share in group members’ privilege, court finds
Class Actions 2021-07-27 6:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicant in a class action against CBA does not have the right to view fund management documents relevant to the case despite representing […]

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Group members can switch law firms in Monsanto class action
Class Actions 2021-06-25 1:49 pm By Miklos Bolza

A dozen group members can opt out of Maurice Blackburn’s Roundup class action against Monsanto and switch to a competing class action being run by […]

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NAB wins $43M judgment against ex-Dick Smith director but receivers walk away empty handed
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-06-15 4:47 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has awarded $43 million to National Australia Bank in its lawsuit against former directors of failed retailer Dick Smith, but threw out claims […]

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Judge slams Monsanto’s ‘highly unsatisfactory’ behaviour in Roundup class action
Class Actions 2021-05-10 4:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has criticised agricultural giant Monsanto for its “highly unsatisfactory” conduct in ignoring court orders in a class action over its allegedly cancer-causing Roundup […]

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‘Troubled’ by costs in Monsanto class action, judge wants initial trial on Roundup cancer risk
Class Actions 2021-03-23 2:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing a class action against Bayer-owned Monsanto has suggested a hearing by the end of the year on the cancer risks of the […]

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Monsanto class action judge won’t rule on expert evidence in novel hearing
Class Actions 2021-03-11 10:07 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge overseeing a class action against Bayer-owned Monsanto over its allegedly carcinogenic weedkiller, Roundup, has declined to rule on the admissibility of expert evidence […]

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