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Class action against Bayer’s Essure contraceptive drops claims against two manufacturers
Product Liability 2020-11-20 5:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicant in a class action against Bayer over allegedly defective Essure contraceptive devices will ask the court to discontinue its claims against two […]

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Shine to get 2.1M documents from US pelvic mesh litigation
Class Actions 2020-11-05 2:28 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

American Medical Systems will hand over around 2.1 million documents produced in long-running US multidistrict litigation to Shine Lawyers in its class action against the […]

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Common fund order issue can’t be decided in ‘evidentiary vacuum’, NSW appeals court says
Class Actions 2020-10-30 11:06 pm By Christine Caulfield

The NSW Court of Appeal has passed on the question of whether a judge can make a common fund order when a class action settles […]

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Boston Scientific faces possible pelvic mesh class action
Class Actions 2020-10-30 12:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Sydney-based law firm is conducting a class action investigation into medical device manufacturer Boston Scientific’s pelvic mesh products, adding to the growing list of […]

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Court approves one of the first video opt out notices in a class action
Class Actions 2020-10-30 10:12 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has approved what is thought to be only the second ever audio-visual opt out notice in a class action, a move that […]

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Judges unclear about Johnson & Johnson unit’s arguments in pelvic mesh appeal
Appeals 2020-10-23 2:57 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge due to hear a high profile appeal by Johnson & Johnson unit Ethicon has expressed confusion about the grounds on which the medical […]

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Judge rejects Covidien’s bid for security in unfunded pelvic mesh class action
Class Actions 2020-10-21 10:57 pm By Christine Caulfield

Medical device maker Covidien has lost a bid to have the applicant in a product liability class action over allegedly defective pelvic mesh front $300,000 […]

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Judge slashes law firm’s costs in $10.5M bushfire class action settlement
Class Actions 2020-08-24 5:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has signed off on a $10.5 million settlement in a class action over the 2015 Scotsburn bushfire in Victoria, but slashed the costs […]

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Cladding class action applicant has $5.8M claim against Fairview, court hears
Class Actions 2020-08-20 4:08 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The second meeting of creditors of embattled cladding manufacturer Fairview Architectural has been pushed back to give administrators more time to work out what is […]

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Corrs ‘mistake’ doesn’t doom ‘potentially quite significant’ evidence in Ford class action
Class Actions 2020-08-05 2:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has granted a mid-trial bid to bring in “potentially quite significant” new evidence in a class action against Ford over its allegedly defective […]

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