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Second combustible cladding class action targets panel supplier Fairview
Product Liability June 18, 2019 1:42 pm By Amelia Birnie

A second combustible cladding class action has been launched, this time against Fairview Architectural, the Australian manufacturer of Vitrabond polyethylene cladding, which it claims has […]

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J&J hip implant class members to be paid in full from $250M settlement
Product Liability June 17, 2019 8:13 pm By Miklos Bolza

Group members in a class action against Johnson & Johnson unit DePuy International over allegedly defective hip implants are on track to receive 100 per […]

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Court approves $14.6M settlement in Ashley Services class action
Class Actions June 13, 2019 1:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has approved a $14.6 million class action settlement with private training company Ashley Services, auditors Deloitte and Grant Thornton, and Holmes Management […]

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ASIC narrowly loses High Court appeal in outback book-up case
Appeals June 12, 2019 8:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has narrowly lost its High Court appeal of a ruling that found the owner of a South Australian outback […]

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Combustible cladding class action has prima facie case against manufacturer, judge says
Product Liability June 3, 2019 1:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has allowed the applicant in a class action over allegedly dangerous combustible cladding to sue a German-based cladding manufacturer, saying there was a […]

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Judge hits funder-backed Appco class action with costs despite ‘no costs’ rule
Class Actions May 31, 2019 5:07 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has hit the applicant in a sham contracting class action against Appco with costs for forcing the company to file a defence to […]

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Nationwide appeal of Geoffrey Rush defamation win will argue Rebel Wilson case was ‘plainly wrong’
Defamation May 27, 2019 5:08 pm By Amelia Birnie

Nationwide News’ appeal of actor Geoffrey Rush’s record $2.9 million defamation win will argue the aggravated damages finding in actress Rebel Wilson’s defamation case against […]

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Geoffrey Rush awarded $2.9 million in defamation case
Defamation May 23, 2019 9:38 pm By Amelia Birnie

Actor Geoffrey Rush has been awarded almost $2.9 million in damages following his successful defamation case against Daily Telegraph publisher Nationwide News, as the court […]

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Prosecutors take axe to Country Care criminal cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection May 21, 2019 10:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions has pared its criminal cartel case against Country Care Group and two individuals, cutting over 100 charges in an […]

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‘No material risk’ of fire: PE cladding importer hits back at class action
Class Actions May 20, 2019 9:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

Australian distribution firm Halifax Vogel Group has struck back at a class action alleging it violated consumer laws with its representations regarding the quality of […]

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