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Group members can switch law firms in Monsanto class action
Class Actions 2021-06-25 1:49 pm By Miklos Bolza

A dozen group members can opt out of Maurice Blackburn’s Roundup class action against Monsanto and switch to a competing class action being run by […]

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Royal Caribbean can’t block US lawsuit by White Island volcano victims
Personal injury 2021-06-18 10:45 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has shot down an attempt by cruise giant Royal Caribbean to block victims of the White Island volcano eruption in New Zealand from […]

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Royal Caribbean drops lawsuit against White Island volcano victims
Personal injury 2021-06-04 10:27 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Cruise operator Royal Caribbean has dropped one of two lawsuits filed against victims of the White Island volcano eruption in New Zealand to try to […]

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Government ordered to do ‘root and branch review’ of PFAS class action defence
Class Actions 2021-05-28 11:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has ordered the federal government to file an amended defence in one of two class actions over its use of allegedly toxic firefighting […]

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Virgin Australia dodges lawsuit by passengers served perfume water
Personal injury 2021-05-12 9:40 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Virgin Australia has defeated a lawsuit brought by two passengers who were served water which allegedly contained perfume, with a judge finding that their subsequent […]

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Judge slams Monsanto’s ‘highly unsatisfactory’ behaviour in Roundup class action
Class Actions 2021-05-10 4:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has criticised agricultural giant Monsanto for its “highly unsatisfactory” conduct in ignoring court orders in a class action over its allegedly cancer-causing Roundup […]

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Divided appeals court says judge’s grilling of expert witness ‘quite involved’ but not excessive
Courts 2021-04-29 5:02 pm By Christine Caulfield

An appeals court has split on whether a judge’s grilling of an expert witnesses in a personal injury case was appropriate, with the dissenting judge […]

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‘Absolutely not’: Judge won’t hold Ethicon-type trial in TFS pelvic mesh class action
Class Actions 2021-04-23 10:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

Hoping to avoid a lengthy trial like the 89-day hearing in the pelvic mesh class action against Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon, a judge has suggested […]

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‘Optimistic’ judge calls for talks in competing class actions against Boston Scientific
Class Actions 2021-04-19 5:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has urged the parties in two pelvic mesh class actions against Boston Scientific to come up with a “pragmatic solution” to the competing […]

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Plastic surgeon named in breast implants class action locked in legal battle with insurers
Insurance 2021-03-29 2:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has ordered Avant Insurance to supply certain documents to a plastic surgeon seeking coverage for legal costs of defending a class action against […]

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