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Top 10 class action settlements of 2021
Class Actions 2022-01-10 7:52 am By Bianca Hrovat

Class action settlement totals skyrocketed to over $900 million last year, and one law firm negotiated the lion’s share, with $672 million in settlements under […]

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Insurer Vero may be dragged into combustible cladding class action
Class Actions 2021-12-22 2:40 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The applicant in a class action against Fairview Architectural over allegedly combustible cladding is add insurer Vero Insurance as a respondent, after revealing the cladding […]

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‘Ticking time bomb’: Essure class action members all at risk, court told
Class Actions 2021-12-08 2:50 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Group members in a class action over Bayer’s Essure contraceptives had “a ticking time bomb” in their bodies after being implanted with the devices, and […]

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Mazda’s customer service ‘appalling’ and misleading, but not unconscionable, judge finds
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-30 4:11 pm By Christine Caulfield

Mazda’s treatment of customers with defective vehicles was “appalling” and its statements about their entitlement to a refund were false or misleading, a judge has […]

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Liberal powerbroker levels ‘very serious allegations’ at Nine’s legal team
Defamation 2021-11-16 6:04 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Former Liberal power broker Marcus Bastiaan has told a court he will seek an injunction to prevent investigative journalist Nick McKenzie from “door-knocking and harassing” […]

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Nine defends Liberal party branch-stacking claims, says Michael Sukkar knew of scheme
Defamation 2021-11-08 4:39 pm By Christine Caulfield

Media giant Nine has defended reporting that allegedly implied former Victorian Liberal party vice president Marcus Bastiaan engaged in illegal branch stacking, arguing the coverage […]

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CIMIC spars with insurers over coverage for Iraq bribery cases
Insurance 2021-10-20 3:48 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Engineering services firm CIMIC Group has launched proceedings against ten insurers seeking indemnity for costs arising from allegations the company engaged in corrupt practices, including […]

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Sam Newman, Donald Scott settle defamation suit over iconic AFL pic
Defamation 2021-09-20 4:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

A defamation case brought by former footy show host Sam Newman and AFL veteran Donald Scott against sports photographer Wayne Ludbey over comments made about […]

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Car makers to pay $52M to settle Takata airbags class actions
Class Actions 2021-09-15 3:36 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Six of the world’s largest car makers have agreed to pay $52 million to settle class actions accusing them of selling cars with deadly Takata […]

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Cross-claims make new case an abuse of process, Isuzu tells court
Intellectual Property 2021-09-14 8:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

Truck company Isuzu has asked a court to shut down an $18 million lawsuit by Directed Electronics alleging copyright infringement, arguing that its own cross-claims […]

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