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New toxic foam class action launched on behalf of 40,000 landowners
Class Actions 2020-04-16 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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Court wrestles with how toxic foam settlement objectors will be heard
Class Actions 2020-03-26 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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Johnson & Johnson appeals landmark ruling in pelvic mesh class action
Class Actions 2020-04-06 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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Doctors can’t shut down pelvic mesh lawsuit by J&J class action member
Healthcare 2020-04-07 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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Judge approves $212.5M toxic foam class action settlement
Class Actions 2020-06-05 9:46 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A judge has given his blessing to a landmark $212.5 million settlement of three class actions over the use of allegedly toxic firefighting foam at […]

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‘Harsh and draconian’: Judge shoots down bid for class closure in combustible cladding action
Class Actions 2020-06-01 8:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has dismissed a “harsh and draconian” class closure order sought by German cladding manufacturer 3A Composites in a class action against it over […]

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Judge picks Maurice Blackburn-led Monsanto class action to go first
Product Liability 2020-05-01 8:17 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A judge has declassed one of three class actions against Monsanto over its allegedly cancer-causing weedkiller and chosen the proceedings brought by heavyweight plaintiff-firm Maurice […]

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ACCC says lower fine ‘appropriate’ in VW appeal of record $125M ‘dieselgate’ penalty
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-05-05 12:58 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission maintains its $75 million settlement agreement with Volkswagen over the emissions cheating scandal was “appropriate”, as VW progresses its […]

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Law firm investigates class action against opioid makers
Class Actions 2020-03-31 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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Law firm should personally pay costs for individual pelvic mesh cases, judge says
Product Liability 2020-05-11 3:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has found that the law firm behind a plethora of pelvic mesh lawsuits filed in multiple courts should be personally hit with costs […]

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