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Top 10 class action settlements of 2020
Analysis 2021-01-12 10:46 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Payouts in class actions in 2020 largely kept pace with the previous year despite the financial strain of the COVID-19 pandemic, with companies and other […]

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Judge blocks lawyers’ access to docs in stayed Monsanto class action
Product Liability 2020-12-22 4:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

Lawyers for the lead applicant in a stayed class action against Bayer-owned Monsanto over its weedkiller Roundup cannot access discovered documents in a separate class […]

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J&J ordered to pay $40M in pelvic mesh class action costs as stay bid tossed by court
Product Liability 2020-12-21 1:03 pm By Christine Caulfield

A unit of Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay around $40 million in legal costs to the lead applicants in a class action […]

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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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