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Opal Tower ‘structurally sound’ but flaws found in design, construction, report says
Construction January 15, 2019 10:40 pm By Christine Caulfield

The cracks that led to the evacuation of Sydney’s Opal Tower and threats of litigation have been blamed on design and construction issues, but the […]

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Law firms investigate class actions over Sydney’s faulty Opal Tower
Construction January 11, 2019 11:20 pm By Christine Caulfield

Two law firms have launched formal investigations into possible class actions over Sydney’s defective Opal Tower, inviting owners of units in the “crumbling” building to […]

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Toxic foam class action not time-barred, court hears
Class Actions January 10, 2019 10:36 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The applicants in a class action over exposure to allegedly toxic foam used on a government military base have struck back at the Commonwealth of Australia’s […]

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Ethicon wants class closure order in pelvic mesh case
Class Actions December 21, 2018 9:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

Johnson & Johnson unit Ethicon is seeking a class closure order in the pelvic mesh class action, as the company prepares to enter mediation. Barrister for […]

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Surgical mesh devices to face tougher regulatory review
Healthcare November 27, 2018 9:58 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Surgical mesh devices, including the controversial urogynaecological mesh devices that are at the centre of two high-stakes class actions, will soon face a higher bar […]

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Class members get nothing in $2.6M bushfire class action settlement
Class Actions November 13, 2018 3:08 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A court has signed off on a $2.6 million settlement in a class action against Endeavour Energy and two other companies over the 2013 Mt […]

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Challenges to common fund orders to be heard together, Chief Justice says
Appeals November 8, 2018 9:53 pm By Christine Caulfield and Miklos Bolza

Two far-reaching appeals challenging the court’s power to order all members of an open class action to pay a litigation funder will be heard together, […]

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AMS says vaginal mesh claims don’t meet bar for class action
Product Liability November 8, 2018 2:45 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Medical device maker AMS has told the Federal Court that claims in a class action against it over allegedly defective pelvic mesh implants did not meet […]

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Another firm weighs class action over flammable cladding
Product Liability November 2, 2018 11:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

A third law firm is investigating a possible class action to compensate property owners for the cost of removing highly combustible aluminium cladding, believed to […]

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First class action to be filed over combustible cladding
Class Actions October 30, 2018 11:11 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The first class action is expected to be filed on behalf of property owners whose buildings are covered with highly combustible polyethylene core cladding. IMF Bentham […]

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