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J&J slammed for ‘wreckage’ of a case in pelvic mesh class action appeal
Class Actions 2021-02-03 3:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

A group of women harmed by pelvic mesh devices produced by Johnson & Johnson have accused it of persisting with a “wreckage” of a case […]

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Fifth PFAS contamination class action launched against federal government
Class Actions 2021-02-03 9:05 am By Christine Caulfield

The Morrison government faces a fifth class action alleging the use of toxic firefighting foam at a Defence Force base on the South Coast of […]

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Judge was wrong to ignore pelvic mesh doctors, J&J says in high-stakes appeal
Appeals 2021-02-01 6:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge who found J&J’s pelvic mesh implants defective in a high stakes class action ruling made a “pervasive error” in disregarding the knowledge and […]

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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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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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