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Judge wants four referees in toxic foam class actions
Class Actions March 19, 2019 9:25 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Chief Justice of the Federal Court wants four referees to weigh what’s expected to be voluminous expert evidence in three class actions against the […]

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First class action filed over combustible cladding
Class Actions February 15, 2019 9:37 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A product liability class action has been filed against the manufacturers of Alucobond PE cladding, the first of what’s expected to be several lawsuits over the […]

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Maurice Blackburn drops investigation of Opal Tower class action
Class Actions February 6, 2019 9:48 pm By Christine Caulfield

Maurice Blackburn has dropped its investigation of a possible class action on behalf of owners of units in Sydney’s faulty Opal Tower, but Corrs Chambers […]

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Ethicon loses bid for class closure order in pelvic mesh case
Class Actions February 5, 2019 9:35 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge overseeing a class action against Ethicon over allegedly faulty pelvic mesh implants has shot down the device maker’s bid for a class closure […]

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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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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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