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Monsanto faces class action in Australia over Roundup weedkiller
Product Liability October 21, 2019 10:25 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Agricultural giant Monsanto is facing a class action in Australia over the marketing of its Roundup weedkiller, after being hit with a landmark US$ 2 […]

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Judge ‘outraged’ by terms of ACCC’s $75M dieselgate settlement with VW
Competition & Consumer Protection October 16, 2019 8:41 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge is considering whether he can increase a record $75 million civil penalty settlement reached by Volkswagen and the ACCC over the dieselgate scandal, […]

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Concerns ‘poorer’ patients in vaginal mesh class action less likely to be notified of rights
Class Actions September 30, 2019 9:44 pm By Amelia Birnie

The judge overseeing the Ethicon pelvic mesh class action has flagged serious public policy concerns stemming from class identification problems, amid fears that “poorer” patients […]

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VW reaches in-principle dieselgate agreement with ACCC
Competition & Consumer Protection September 23, 2019 2:10 pm By Amelia Birnie

Volkswagen is nearing the end of the road of the dieselgate scandal in Australia, as the car company agrees to an in-principle resolution of enforcement […]

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High Court to hear wrongful death case over Queensland airplane crash
Appeals September 17, 2019 6:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two Australian companies have won their application for special leave to the High Court as they continue their fight to shut down a wrongful death […]

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VW settles landmark dieselgate class actions for up to $127M
Class Actions September 16, 2019 10:28 am By Amelia Birnie

After four years of litigation, the Volkswagen diesel emissions class actions have reached an in-principle settlement of up to $127.1 million, with affected consumers expected […]

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‘Must be April Fool’s day’: judge slams 120 common questions ‘joke’ in botched breast implant class action
Class Actions September 13, 2019 8:05 pm By Amelia Birnie

The judge overseeing a class action against The Cosmetic Institute over allegedly botched breast enhancement surgery has queried whether the plaintiffs were playing an “April […]

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Judge ‘flummoxed’ about why 200 pelvic mesh cases are not a class action
Product Liability September 12, 2019 1:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has expressed disbelief that hundreds of lawsuits are being pursued over allegedly defective  pelvic mesh, saying he was “absolutely flummoxed” as […]

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Class action alleges Cosmetic Institute director was mastermind behind ‘one size fits all’ breast surgery
Class Actions August 7, 2019 8:11 pm By Amelia Birnie

The plaintiffs in The Cosmetic Institute class action over allegedly botched breast implants will argue a former director of the company was the mastermind behind […]

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Judge meets further resistance from doctors group in Ethicon pelvic mesh class action
Product Liability July 26, 2019 9:54 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has ordered a leading doctor’s professional body to hand over its member list to the applicants in the Ethicon pelvic mesh class action, […]

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