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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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Bayer hit with class action over contraceptive implants
Class Actions July 9, 2019 4:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

Slater & Gordon has filed a class action against life sciences giant Bayer over allegedly defective contraceptive implants that caused serious side effects, requiring many […]

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Combustible cladding defendants may drag engineers, certifiers into class action
Class Actions July 8, 2019 8:36 pm By Amelia Birnie

German-based cladding manufacturer 3A Composites has foreshadowed potential cross claims against third party engineers and certifiers in one of two class actions brought over allegedly […]

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Another dispute over Ichthys LNG project may be brewing
Energy & Natural Resources July 4, 2019 11:53 am By Miklos Bolza

The contractor behind the Ichthys LNG project has won court approval to use documents discovered in its lawsuit against Dutch paint manufacturer AkzoNobel for use […]

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AMS doubles down on defence in vaginal mesh class action
Class Actions July 1, 2019 11:33 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Medical device manufacturer American Medical Systems has reasserted that it cannot face claims under Australian consumer laws over its allegedly defective vaginal mesh products because […]

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Special counsel appointed in toxic foam class action
Class Actions June 28, 2019 11:41 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge overseeing several class actions over the alleged use of toxic foam at government military bases has appointed a special counsel to hear the […]

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Second combustible cladding class action targets panel supplier Fairview
Product Liability June 18, 2019 1:42 pm By Amelia Birnie

A second combustible cladding class action has been launched, this time against Fairview Architectural, the Australian manufacturer of Vitrabond polyethylene cladding, which it claims has […]

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