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High Court to hear wrongful death case over Queensland airplane crash
Appeals September 17, 2019 6:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two Australian companies have won their application for special leave to the High Court as they continue their fight to shut down a wrongful death […]

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VW settles landmark dieselgate class actions for up to $127M
Class Actions September 16, 2019 10:28 am By Amelia Birnie

After four years of litigation, the Volkswagen diesel emissions class actions have reached an in-principle settlement of up to $127.1 million, with affected consumers expected […]

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‘Must be April Fool’s day’: judge slams 120 common questions ‘joke’ in botched breast implant class action
Class Actions September 13, 2019 8:05 pm By Amelia Birnie

The judge overseeing a class action against The Cosmetic Institute over allegedly botched breast enhancement surgery has queried whether the plaintiffs were playing an “April […]

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Judge ‘flummoxed’ about why 200 pelvic mesh cases are not a class action
Product Liability September 12, 2019 1:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has expressed disbelief that hundreds of lawsuits are being pursued over allegedly defective  pelvic mesh, saying he was “absolutely flummoxed” as […]

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Class action alleges Cosmetic Institute director was mastermind behind ‘one size fits all’ breast surgery
Class Actions August 7, 2019 8:11 pm By Amelia Birnie

The plaintiffs in The Cosmetic Institute class action over allegedly botched breast implants will argue a former director of the company was the mastermind behind […]

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Judge meets further resistance from doctors group in Ethicon pelvic mesh class action
Product Liability July 26, 2019 9:54 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has ordered a leading doctor’s professional body to hand over its member list to the applicants in the Ethicon pelvic mesh class action, […]

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Subpoena not a ‘garden party invitation’: judge in pelvic mesh class action warns doctor groups
Class Actions July 16, 2019 8:05 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge overseeing the pelvic mesh class action against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon has questioned why three doctor’s professional bodies tried to negotiate court […]

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Allergan faces potential class action over breast implants linked to rare cancer
Personal injury July 12, 2019 10:07 pm By Christine Caulfield

Slater & Gordon is probing a possible class action against Allergan Australia on behalf of women who developed a rare form of lymphoma linked to […]

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ACCC launches safety review of baby sleep products after US deaths
Product Liability July 12, 2019 4:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has launched a safety review of bouncers, rockers and inclined sleep products for babies after at least 74 infant […]

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Couple sues Samsung after home destroyed by exploding washing machine
Product Liability July 10, 2019 5:57 pm By Amelia Birnie

A Queensland couple has filed a product liability claim against Samsung seeking almost half a million dollars in damages, after their washing machine allegedly exploded […]

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