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Landmark ruling nixing class closure orders likely to reach High Court
Analysis April 23, 2020 9:10 pm By Christine Caulfield

A ruling Wednesday that struck down class closure orders — a device used by judges in class actions for the past two decades — has […]

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Media monitor Isentia loses bid to lower interim copyright fees
Intellectual Property April 23, 2020 5:06 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Copyright Tribunal has dismissed an application by media monitoring firm Isentia to lower per-clip rates payable to collecting house Copyright Agency, rejecting arguments the […]

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Courts don’t have power to make class closure orders, appeals court says
Class Actions April 22, 2020 6:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeals court has overturned a ruling ordering class closure in seven representative proceedings against car makers over defective Takata airbags, finding courts do not […]

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Law firm may be hit with costs for filing individual pelvic mesh cases
Class Actions April 22, 2020 9:48 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A law firm that brought a slew of individual claims on behalf of group members in the Ethicon pelvic mesh class action should have to […]

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Law firms step up pro bono efforts amid COVID-19 pandemic
Business of Law April 21, 2020 1:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

As the COVID-19 crisis leaves tens of thousands unemployed and charities struggling, law firms are responding by offering assistance to those in need through expanded […]

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Johnson & Johnson appeals landmark ruling in pelvic mesh class action
Class Actions April 6, 2020 2:40 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Johnson & Johnson has appealed a ruling awarding the three lead applicants in a class action over its pelvic mesh products a combined $2.6 million […]

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Innovation in the time of COVID-19: How the legal industry is helping clients in a global pandemic
Business of Law April 3, 2020 5:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

As law firms and funders scramble to keep up with COVID-19’s impact on the legal landscape, some have gone above and beyond in creating new […]

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Yoga and cocktails: How law firms are helping staff cope during the COVID-19 crisis
Business of Law April 2, 2020 2:57 pm By Miklos Bolza

With a large number of lawyers now working from home amid the coronavirus crisis, law firms are getting creative, turning to virtual yoga, cocktail deliveries […]

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Short seller Bonitas ordered to pay $900,000 over misleading report on Rural Funds
Securities April 1, 2020 9:52 pm By Christine Caulfield

Activist short seller Bonitas Research must pay Rural Funds Management almost $900,000 after the US-based Bonitas was found to have engaged in misleading or decpetive […]

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Judge to approve $127M VW class action settlement, but 25% uplift may be axed
Class Actions March 26, 2020 9:08 pm By Alison Eveleigh

After almost five years of litigation, a Federal Court judge said he will approve a $127.1 million settlement of five class actions against Volkswagen over […]

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