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Dentons can’t block use of info from its class action in latest toxic foam case by Shine
Class Actions June 30, 2020 4:47 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Shine Lawyers has been given the go ahead to use two reports produced in three settled PFAS class actions as evidence in its latest case […]

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Brexit, COVID-19 no reason to alter security terms in Gladstone Ports class action, judge says
Coronavirus June 29, 2020 5:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has rejected claims by Gladstone Ports Corporation that security for costs in a $100 million class action by commercial fishing operators should not […]

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Facebook claims it can’t be sued by Aussie privacy watchdog
Privacy & Cybersecurity June 26, 2020 4:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

Facebook has argued that it does not carry on business in Australia despite users in Australia accessing its website, calling for the dismissal of action […]

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Full Court flushes ACCC appeal of wipes ruling
Competition & Consumer Protection June 15, 2020 3:55 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Federal Court has thrown out the ACCC’s challenge to a ruling dismissing its case alleging Kimberly-Clark made misleading representations about its flushable wipes. […]

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Lawyers want virtual hearings to stay in a post-COVID world
Coronavirus June 10, 2020 12:45 pm By Miklos Bolza

Restrictions to combat COVID-19 that forced Australia’s courts to go virtual have had unforseen benefits, and Australia’s top law firms say they don’t want online […]

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‘A significant inequality of arms’: Funding led to better outcome in PFAS class action, judge says
Class Actions June 9, 2020 3:00 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The judge overseeing three class actions against the Commonwealth over its use of allegedly toxic firefighting foam, which have settled for $212.5 million, said backing […]

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Judge approves $212.5M toxic foam class action settlement
Class Actions June 5, 2020 9:46 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A judge has given his blessing to a landmark $212.5 million settlement of three class actions over the use of allegedly toxic firefighting foam at […]

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Toxic foam class action settlement hearing runs to second day, with ‘unusual’ number of objections
Class Actions June 4, 2020 8:25 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The settlement of three class actions brought against the Commonwealth of Australia over its alleged use of toxic firefighting foam on government military bases is […]

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‘Harsh and draconian’: Judge shoots down bid for class closure in combustible cladding action
Class Actions June 1, 2020 8:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has dismissed a “harsh and draconian” class closure order sought by German cladding manufacturer 3A Composites in a class action against it over […]

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Judge awards $253,000 to lead plaintiff in Queensland floods class action
Class Actions May 29, 2020 3:28 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead plaintiff in the Queensland floods class action has been awarded more than $253,000 in compensation from the state government and two dam operators, […]

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