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Lawyers face $500,000 bill for ‘completely misconceived’ horse vaccine class action
Class Actions 2023-06-23 4:48 pm By Gareth Baker

Pet and livestock drug company Zoetis, which successfully defended a class action over its horse vaccine Equivac, is pressing forward with its claim against the […]

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Average payout to TFS pelvic mesh class action members kept out of notice
Class Actions 2023-06-23 3:47 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A class action on behalf of women injured by alleged defective pelvic mesh will not advise group members the estimated average return from the proceeds […]

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Declassing orders must be ‘all or nothing’, court told in breast implants class action
Class Actions 2023-06-08 11:25 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A declassing bid by nine doctors in a class action on behalf of women allegedly injured by a one-size-fits-all approach to breast implant surgeries must […]

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In appeal against SmileDirectClub, Invisalign says court didn’t get facts straight
Appeals 2023-06-05 12:56 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Dental aligner maker Invisalign has appealed its loss in suit accusing competitor SmileDirectClub of misleading consumers about the cost and efficacy of its direct-to-consumer teeth […]

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Former top judge lands post-retirement gig as referee in fight over J&J pelvic mesh settlement
Class Actions 2023-05-31 4:01 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Federal Court’s recently retired top judge has landed on his feet with his appointment by the court as referee to determine which of a […]

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Healthcare REIT can’t add claims against Dexus in trust takeover spat
Real Estate 2023-05-23 5:45 pm By Sam Matthews

Real estate investment trust NorthWest can amend its pleadings in a lawsuit alleging one of the country’s largest unlisted healthcare property funds conspired to prevent […]

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‘Extraordinary unhappiness’ with $300M J&J pelvic mesh settlement, court hears
Product Liability 2023-05-19 3:08 pm By Sam Matthews

A contradictor in two pelvic mesh class actions against Johnson & Johnson and unit Ethicon has told the court of the “extraordinary amount of group […]

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Are the courts really plagued by duplicative class actions?
Analysis 2023-05-15 12:39 pm By Christine Caulfield

A fed-up judge has vented his frustration with the problem of competing class actions in a move that appears to punish the second filed case […]

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‘Plagued with competing class actions’: Judge stays latecomer Medibank case for now
Class Actions 2023-05-12 1:26 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge aggrieved by the “plague” of competing class actions in the courts has temporarily stayed a second data breach class action against Medibank, and […]

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Judge frowns on Invisalign’s lawsuit against SmileDirectClub
Competition & Consumer Protection 2023-05-08 1:08 pm By Sam Matthews

Dental aligner maker Invisalign has lost its case accusing competitor SmileDirectClub of misleading consumers about the cost and efficacy of its direct-to-consumer teeth alignment kits. […]

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