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Judge says no need to clarify referees’ role in PFAS class actions
Class Actions January 10, 2020 5:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge overseeing three class actions against the Commonwealth alleging contamination from the use of toxic firefighting foam at three naval bases has shot down […]

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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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‘Australia’s largest class action’ turns to bookbuilding after common fund blow
Class Actions December 19, 2019 6:04 pm By Miklos Bolza

A planned class action by Shine Lawyers, pegged as “Australia’s largest class action,” over allegedly toxic firefighting foam at eight Commonwealth military bases won’t be […]

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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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De-classing threat revived as 3A Composites slams ‘simply shambolic’ combustible cladding action
Product Liability December 16, 2019 9:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

German cladding manufacturer 3A Composites has again threatened to call for the de-classing of a class action brought over allegedly combustible cladding, slamming the case […]

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Bondi Beach bar sues Aristocrat Technologies over ‘defective’ gaming machines
Product Liability November 29, 2019 1:04 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A trendy Bondi Beach bar has dragged Aristocrat Technologies to court for allegedly selling it defective gaming machines that repeatedly froze when customers tried to […]

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Funder investigates combustible cladding class action in NZ
Class Actions November 25, 2019 2:08 pm By Hannah Gee

Manufacturers of PE core cladding face a third class action bankrolled by litigation funder IMF Bentham, this time in New Zealand, and the funder says […]

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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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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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Monsanto faces class action in Australia over Roundup weedkiller
Product Liability October 21, 2019 10:25 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Agricultural giant Monsanto is facing a class action in Australia over the marketing of its Roundup weedkiller, after being hit with a landmark US$ 2 […]

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