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COVID-19 class actions on the horizon, expert says
Class Actions March 30, 2020 5:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

The COVID-19 pandemic has opened the door to a host of potential class actions involving claims of government negligence, employment law, product liability and consumer […]

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Lawyers poised for rise in COVID-19-related workers comp claims
Employment March 27, 2020 9:29 pm By Alison Eveleigh

As the number of cases of coronavirus continues to rise and more people work from home, lawyers are predicting a jump in workers’ compensation claims, […]

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Court wrestles with how toxic foam settlement objectors will be heard
Class Actions March 26, 2020 2:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing the $212.5 million settlement in three toxic foam class actions against the Commonwealth of Australia has been told of at least one […]

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Class action could be filed on behalf of Ruby Princess passengers
Class Actions March 25, 2020 5:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

Princess Cruises and the Federal Government could face negligence claims — and a possible class action — by passengers of the Ruby Princess cruise ship, […]

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Tandem unit loses bid to de-class ‘sham’ contracting class action
Class Actions March 18, 2020 2:43 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A unit of Telstra contractor Tandem has lost its bid to de-class a ‘sham’ contracting class action brought on behalf of telecommunications workers who claim […]

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Settlement reached in sexual harassment case against ‘Underbelly’ actor
Employment March 16, 2020 8:39 am By Cat Fredenburgh

A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit against ‘Underbelly’ actor Damien Walshe-Howling alleging he sexually harassed an extra on the set of Channel Ten’s ‘Bikie […]

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Government to pay $212.5M in landmark toxic foam class action settlement
Class Actions March 11, 2020 12:13 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Federal Government will pay $212.5 million to settle three class actions over the use of allegedly toxic firefighting foam at government military bases. Earlier […]

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Judge orders graphic warning for Johnson & Johnson pelvic mesh products
Class Actions March 6, 2020 8:57 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to include a graphic warning on the patient information leaflets and instructions for use that accompany four of its […]

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Judge signs off on $2.6M for lead applicants in Johnson & Johnson pelvic mesh class action
Class Actions March 3, 2020 8:40 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A Federal Court judge has awarded combined damages of $2.6 million to the lead applicants in the Johnson & Johnson pelvic mesh class action, following […]

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Judge questions need for confidentiality in toxic foam class action settlement
Class Actions March 2, 2020 10:24 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The Federal Court judge overseeing three class actions against the Commonwealth of Australia over allegedly toxic firefighting foam has questioned the terms of the in-principle […]

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