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Courts don’t have power to make class closure orders, appeals court says
Class Actions April 22, 2020 6:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeals court has overturned a ruling ordering class closure in seven representative proceedings against car makers over defective Takata airbags, finding courts do not […]

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New toxic foam class action launched on behalf of 40,000 landowners
Class Actions April 16, 2020 3:01 am By Christine Caulfield

Fresh off the back of a $212.5 million settlement in three class actions over the Defence Department’s use of fire-fighting foam, Shine Lawyers has launched […]

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Doctors can’t shut down pelvic mesh lawsuit by J&J class action member
Healthcare April 7, 2020 3:38 pm By Christine Caulfield

Two gynaecologists have lost their bid to dismiss a negligence lawsuit brought by a patient implanted with a Johnson & Johnson pelvic mesh device found […]

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Johnson & Johnson appeals landmark ruling in pelvic mesh class action
Class Actions April 6, 2020 2:40 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Johnson & Johnson has appealed a ruling awarding the three lead applicants in a class action over its pelvic mesh products a combined $2.6 million […]

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Law firm investigates class action against opioid makers
Class Actions March 31, 2020 12:28 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The makers of popular opioid drugs like OxyContin and Fentanyl may face a class action in Australia by consumers who allege they suffered financial loss […]

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Court wrestles with how toxic foam settlement objectors will be heard
Class Actions March 26, 2020 2:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing the $212.5 million settlement in three toxic foam class actions against the Commonwealth of Australia has been told of at least one […]

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Government to pay $212.5M in landmark toxic foam class action settlement
Class Actions March 11, 2020 12:13 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Federal Government will pay $212.5 million to settle three class actions over the use of allegedly toxic firefighting foam at government military bases. Earlier […]

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Judge orders graphic warning for Johnson & Johnson pelvic mesh products
Class Actions March 6, 2020 8:57 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to include a graphic warning on the patient information leaflets and instructions for use that accompany four of its […]

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Judge signs off on $2.6M for lead applicants in Johnson & Johnson pelvic mesh class action
Class Actions March 3, 2020 8:40 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A Federal Court judge has awarded combined damages of $2.6 million to the lead applicants in the Johnson & Johnson pelvic mesh class action, following […]

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Judge questions need for confidentiality in toxic foam class action settlement
Class Actions March 2, 2020 10:24 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The Federal Court judge overseeing three class actions against the Commonwealth of Australia over allegedly toxic firefighting foam has questioned the terms of the in-principle […]

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