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Judge proposes joint sitting as talks to deal with competing Monsanto class actions break down
Personal injury February 20, 2020 5:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judges overseeing two competing class actions against Monsanto in the Federal and Victorian Supreme Courts may hold a joint sitting as the multiplicity fight […]

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Law firms behind Monsanto competing class actions can’t seem to get along
Class Actions February 13, 2020 2:47 pm By Miklos Bolza

The law firms running two competing product liability class actions against chemical giant Monsanto over its allegedly cancer-causing weed killer have been unable to reach […]

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Settlement in class action over ‘excessive’ legal fees won’t cover group members
Class Actions January 7, 2020 6:08 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A settlement has been reached that brings an end to a class action against a Queensland law firm for allegedly charging personal injury clients excessive […]

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Fight to lead Monsanto class action could be on the cards
Product Liability December 19, 2019 2:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

A beauty contest to lead a class action against Monsanto over its allegedly cancer-causing weedkiller Roundup could be on foot, with the US chemical giant […]

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Pelvic mesh cases remind judge of the days when ‘mobile phones resembled house bricks’
Class Actions December 18, 2019 10:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has frowned on a bid to transfer 12 individual cases over allegedly defective pelvic mesh to various state and territory courts, […]

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Ernst & Young denies it was negligent in goodwill review of Slater & Gordon’s Quindell deal
Class Actions November 29, 2019 1:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

Accounting giant Ernst & Young, which has been dragged into two class actions by Slater & Gordon shareholders, has shot back at claims it was […]

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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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Judge signs off on $725K in fees in $1.2M recycling plant fire class action settlement
Class Actions October 7, 2019 10:58 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has approved $725,000 in fees for Maddens Lawyers in signing off on a $1.2 million settlement in a class action over a 2017 […]

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High Court rejects council’s appeal bid in Walla Walla tip fire class action
Appeals September 13, 2019 10:32 pm By Christine Caulfield

The High Court has cleared the way for victims of a rubbish tip fire that tore through 17,000 acres of farmland in the NSW Riverina […]

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Judge ‘flummoxed’ about why 200 pelvic mesh cases are not a class action
Product Liability September 12, 2019 1:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has expressed disbelief that hundreds of lawsuits are being pursued over allegedly defective¬† pelvic mesh, saying he was “absolutely flummoxed” as […]

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