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Law firm investigating expanded Crown class action amid anti-money laundering probe
Class Actions 2020-10-23 10:23 pm By Christine Caulfield

Maurice Blackburn is looking at potentially expanding its shareholder class action against Crown Resorts after it emerged at the NSW gaming authority inquiry that the […]

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Judges unclear about Johnson & Johnson unit’s arguments in pelvic mesh appeal
Appeals 2020-10-23 2:57 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge due to hear a high profile appeal by Johnson & Johnson unit Ethicon has expressed confusion about the grounds on which the medical device maker is challenging a landmark judgment putting it on the hook for potentially hundreds of million of dollars in damages over faulty pelvic mesh implants.

CBA fined $150,000 for increasing problem gambler’s credit card limit
Financial Services 2020-10-23 5:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has been fined $150,000 after a Federal Court judge found the bank had breached the law by increasing a problem gambler’s credit card limit but that the conduct was “not systematic, deliberate or covert”.

‘You need to pick your game up’: Judge dresses down lawyer of Zarah Garde-Wilson in Google review case
Defamation 2020-10-21 1:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

A solicitor who failed to respond to calls from the Federal Court has been criticised by a judge for filing what appeared to be a […]

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Western Australia hit with stolen wages class action
Class Actions 2020-10-19 11:51 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The state of Western Australia is facing a class action by Indigenous workers seeking to recover stolen wages, after a historic $190 million settlement was […]

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Judge says Robodebt class action claims ‘weak’, but refuses government’s appeal bid
Class Actions 2020-10-14 9:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has refused an application by the Federal Government to appeal the expansion of the Robodebt class action pleadings despite finding the case was […]

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A tale of two class actions: Helmed by same legal team, Murray Goulburn, Banksia cases chart different paths
Feature 2020-10-05 5:14 pm By Christine Caulfield

In August, the judge overseeing a Federal Court class action against dairy cooperative Murray Goulburn asked the parties to advise him whether the case should […]

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Government challenges expansion of Robodebt class action
Class Actions 2020-10-01 12:03 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Government is appealing a judge’s decision to allow the expansion of the Robodebt class action to include claims against five public officers, including […]

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Murray Goulburn class action judge considered revisiting case in light of Banksia scandal
Class Actions 2020-09-29 11:56 pm By Christine Caulfield

The judge overseeing a settled class action against Murray Goulburn, which earned millions of dollars for the same legal team accused of serious misconduct in […]

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Designer hit with indemnity costs for bikini trade mark suit that ‘cried out to be settled’
Intellectual Property 2020-09-28 4:21 pm By Christine Caulfield

Women’s fashion designer Pinnacle Runway must pay indemnity costs for pursuing what a judge has described as an “ill-advised” trade mark infringement lawsuit against a […]

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