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Optus contractor urges technicians not to join Shine Lawyers’ class action
Class Actions December 10, 2019 3:17 pm By Tasnuva Bindi

Facing a potential class action over alleged “sham” contracting, technical services company BSA said last week’s High Court ruling striking down common fund orders showed […]

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Common fund orders in class actions dealt fatal blow by High Court
Class Actions December 4, 2019 10:12 am By Christine Caulfield

Judges have no power to order all class action members to pay a proportion of a litigation funder’s commission out of their share of a […]

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All eyes on High Court as ruling on common fund orders looms
Feature December 2, 2019 11:24 pm By Christine Caulfield

The High Court is poised this week to issue its judgment in a case challenging the validity of common fund orders in class actions, a […]

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Judge in toxic foam class action says court not a ‘supplicant’ of the Commonwealth
Class Actions November 29, 2019 10:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court judge overseeing three class actions against the Commonwealth of Australia over allegedly toxic firefighting foam has criticised the government’s handling of the […]

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Johnson & Johnson loses pelvic mesh class action in landmark ruling
Class Actions November 21, 2019 12:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

Johnson & Johnson did not adequately warn of the risks of its pelvic mesh implants and is liable to pay damages to thousands of Australian […]

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Shine Lawyers avoids being dragged into negligence lawsuit
Legal Ethics November 15, 2019 4:43 pm By Miklos Bolza

A bid to join Shine Lawyers and barrister David Turner to a negligence suit against an Australian law firm retained to assist with a $630,000 […]

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‘Underbelly’ actor denies sexual harassment claims by TV show extra
Employment November 6, 2019 3:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

Acclaimed ‘Underbelly’ actor Damien Walshe-Howling is defending allegations that he sexually harassed an extra on the set of Channel Ten’s ‘Bikie Wars’ when he grabbed […]

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Future personal injury claims may be barred in PFAS class actions, court warns
Australian Government Solicitor November 1, 2019 10:14 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has expressed concerns about whether group members in three class actions against the Commonwealth over allegedly toxic firefighting foam will be […]

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Expanded class definition tossed in Ethicon pelvic mesh class action
Class Actions November 1, 2019 9:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has reversed a prior ruling expanding the class in a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson unit Ethicon over allegedly defective pelvic […]

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Court may scrap expanded class definition in Ethicon pelvic mesh case as judgment looms
Class Actions October 30, 2019 10:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

An impending judgment in the long-running class action against Johnson & Johnson unit Ethicon over allegedly defective pelvic mesh implants has sent the parties scrambling […]

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