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Airbags class action against Volkswagen suffers High Court loss
Appeals 2024-02-08 10:28 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has refused special leave in a failed class action against Volkswagen over allegedly defective Takata airbags.

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3M may face class action over ‘defective’ combat earplugs
Class Actions 2024-02-06 9:57 pm By Christine Caulfield

US consumer goods giant 3M is facing a possible class action on behalf of members of the Australian Defence Force who allegedly suffered hearing loss from defective combat earplugs.

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‘Very large indeed’: DePuy class action settlement administration costs top $13M
Class Actions 2024-02-01 5:43 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has signed off on a bill that brings the total settlement administration costs in a class action against Johnson & Johnson unit De Puy to over $13 million, amid a push by some judges to open the settlement administration gig up to competition.

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As Roundup trial wraps up, Monsanto says class action has ‘finger on scales’
Trials 2024-01-30 5:48 pm By Sam Matthews

Defending allegations that its popular weed killer Roundup is carcinogenic, agrochemical giant Monsanto has accused the class action of having its “finger on the scales” when presenting scientific evidence to the court.

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‘No safe level of exposure’ to Roundup, class action tells court
Class Actions 2024-01-29 4:46 pm By Sam Matthews

A class action against agrochemical giant Monsanto has told the court that there is “no safe level of exposure” to carcinogens allegedly present in the company’s popular weed killer Roundup. 

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Class action investigation begins into Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder
Product Liability 2023-12-12 11:22 pm By Christine Caulfield

As Johnson & Johnson loses its second attempt to use bankruptcy protection to resolve tens of thousands of US cases over its talcum powder products, a law firm has launched a class action investigation on behalf of Australian women who regularly used the powder and were later diagnosed with cancer.

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Philips class action pleading not the ‘finest piece of work’: judge
Peter Cashman 2023-11-30 4:51 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has told the law firm that has taken over a class action against Philips Electronics over recalled sleep apnea machines to take its time when amending the pleading, which he said was not the “finest piece of work” he’d ever seen.

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Firm’s fees in Boston Scientific class action OK’d, 8 months after settlement gets nod
Class Actions 2023-11-24 11:34 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has signed off on almost $7.5 million in fees billed by the law firm behind the pelvic mesh class action against Boston Scientific, eight months after he approved the device maker’s $105 million settlement.

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High Court grants special leave in Toyota class action
High Court 2023-11-17 10:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has agreed to weigh in on how damages for reduction in value should be calculated under the Australian Consumer Law, granted competing special leave applications in a class action against Toyota over defective diesel filters.

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Gilbert + Tobin seals the deal to lead Jaguar class action
Class Actions 2023-11-15 10:43 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Gilbert + Tobin and the funder backing a class action against Jaguar Land Rover over allegedly defective diesel filters have given an undertaking that they won’t seek more than 25 per cent of any settlement or judgment, sealing the deal to run the case after triumphing in a carriage contest.

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