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VW carve-out settlement may become more popular as class action scrutiny heats up
Analysis May 25, 2020 8:24 pm By Christine Caulfield

The settlement arrangement resolving five class actions against Volkswagen, which carved out hefty legal fees from the $120 million payout to drivers, could become more […]

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Virgin administrators relieved of JobKeeper liability
Restructuring & Insolvency May 20, 2020 6:31 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Virgin Australia’s administrators will not be responsible of any overpayments of the JobKeeper allowance, which is currently being claimed on behalf of thousands of the […]

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Virgin administration a billables bonanza for top firms
Clayton Utz May 18, 2020 3:44 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The Virgin Australia administration continues to boost billables at the top end of town, with a short list of “well-funded” buyers revealed on Monday and […]

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Court suppresses details of Grosvenor, Vannin co-funding agreement
Competition & Consumer Protection May 18, 2020 4:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has granted a request from Grosvenor Litigation Services, the funder that backed two class actions against Volkswagen over its emissions cheating scandal, to […]

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COVID-19 sees Virgin administrators absolved of liability on unprecedented scale
Restructuring & Insolvency May 15, 2020 4:40 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The administrators of Virgin Australia have been absolved of personal liability for the ongoing operation of the embattled airline on an unprecedented scale, with Australia’s […]

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J&J won’t ask judge to recuse himself from pelvic mesh appeal
Appeals May 15, 2020 6:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

Medical device giant Johnson & Johnson has confirmed it will not seek the recusal of a Federal Court judge from a panel overseeing its pelvic […]

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Judge greenlights law firm’s $43M payday in VW class actions
Class Actions May 14, 2020 5:46 pm By Alison Eveleigh

After almost five years before the courts, a judge has approved an approximately $120 million settlement of five class actions against Volkswagen over the diesel […]

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In a first, judge says High Court dealt CFOs a total knockout
Class Actions May 14, 2020 6:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has found that the High Court’s landmark ruling last year blocking common fund orders in the early stages of a class action also […]

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Return-to-work anxiety looms for many lawyers
Coronavirus May 13, 2020 10:30 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The prospect of returning to the office may be increasing levels of anxiety among some lawyers, who work in a profession rife with mental health […]

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Law firm should personally pay costs for individual pelvic mesh cases, judge says
Product Liability May 11, 2020 3:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has found that the law firm behind a plethora of pelvic mesh lawsuits filed in multiple courts should be personally hit with costs […]

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