‘We’ll defend ourselves’, says Anglo as Zambian lead poisoning class action intensifies

Human rights law firms Mbuyisa Moleele and Leigh Day have filed further evidence with the High Court in Johannesburg to bolster their case against Anglo American, which stands accused of causing widespread lead poisoning to communities around the Kabwe mine, with devastating consequence for human health. The law firms have approached the Johannesburg High Court for permission to proceed with a class action in South Africa. Augusta Ventures is backing the case.

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Agenda for European Litigation Funding Conference announced

Brown Rudnick has released the agenda for its first annual European Litigation Funding Conference taking place on 17 May 2022 in London. The one-day conference has drawn big names from the international litigation funding market who will discuss topics such as opportunities and innovation in deal structuring, the rise of class actions and opportunities in Europe.

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New group litigation association launched

Six leading laws firms have joined forces to establish a collective redress association for claimant practitioners and stakeholders in the group litigation sector. UK group litigation firms Edwin Coe, Hausfeld & Co, Keller Lenkner UK, Leigh Day, Milberg London, and PGMBM have founded CORLA, the Collective Redress Lawyers Association. CORLA is urging law firms, lawyers, barristers and others involved in collective redress nationwide to apply to become members and join CORLA in its drive for change.

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Australia’s third shareholder class action judgment

Another shareholder class action in Australia has resulted in no award of damages for shareholder class members, this time in the case against Perth-based mining company Iluka Resources. Augusta Ventures was backing the claim.

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