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‘Harsh and draconian’: Judge shoots down bid for class closure in combustible cladding action
Class Actions June 1, 2020 8:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has dismissed a “harsh and draconian” class closure order sought by German cladding manufacturer 3A Composites in a class action against it over […]

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Client poaching allegations fly in Monsanto class actions
Class Actions May 22, 2020 3:19 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has rejected concerns about client poaching raised by the law firms involved in competing class actions against chemical giant Monsanto. In an interlocutory […]

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J&J won’t ask judge to recuse himself from pelvic mesh appeal
Appeals May 15, 2020 6:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

Medical device giant Johnson & Johnson has confirmed it will not seek the recusal of a Federal Court judge from a panel overseeing its pelvic […]

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Law firm should personally pay costs for individual pelvic mesh cases, judge says
Product Liability May 11, 2020 3:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has found that the law firm behind a plethora of pelvic mesh lawsuits filed in multiple courts should be personally hit with costs […]

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Car makers won’t take class closure fight to High Court
Product Liability May 7, 2020 11:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

Seven car makers defending class actions over defective Takata airbags have confirmed they will not be challenging a landmark decision that set aside a pre-settlement […]

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ACCC says lower fine ‘appropriate’ in VW appeal of record $125M ‘dieselgate’ penalty
Competition & Consumer Protection May 5, 2020 12:58 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission maintains its $75 million settlement agreement with Volkswagen over the emissions cheating scandal was “appropriate”, as VW progresses its […]

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Judge picks Maurice Blackburn-led Monsanto class action to go first
Product Liability May 1, 2020 8:17 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A judge has declassed one of three class actions against Monsanto over its allegedly cancer-causing weedkiller and chosen the proceedings brought by heavyweight plaintiff-firm Maurice […]

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Judges’ schedules to be cleared as court expedites Johnson & Johnson pelvic mesh appeal
Appeals May 1, 2020 4:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

The top judge of the Federal Court plans to clear the schedules of three judges at the start of next year so they can hear […]

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Courts don’t have power to make class closure orders, appeals court says
Class Actions April 22, 2020 6:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeals court has overturned a ruling ordering class closure in seven representative proceedings against car makers over defective Takata airbags, finding courts do not […]

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New toxic foam class action launched on behalf of 40,000 landowners
Class Actions April 16, 2020 3:01 am By Christine Caulfield

Fresh off the back of a $212.5 million settlement in three class actions over the Defence Department’s use of fire-fighting foam, Shine Lawyers has launched […]

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