Judge won’t step down from Cash Converters class action settlement hearing
Class Actions January 18, 2019 10:41 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has shot down a bid by Cash Converters to disqualify himself from hearing arguments for a $16.4 million class action settlement, saying his advice while still a barrister to the law firm running the proceedings did not give rise to apprehended bias.

Ultra Tune slapped with $2.6M fine for misleading franchisees, deceiving court
Competition & Consumer Protection January 18, 2019 4:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

National car repair franchise Ultra Tune has been ordered to pay a $2.6 million penalty, with a judge finding the firm had not only breached the Franchising Code and the Australian Consumer Law by misleading a prospective franchisee but also misled the court in its defence of the case brought by the consumer watchdog.

Law firm wants to shut down class action over excessive fees
Class Actions January 18, 2019 12:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Queensland law firm says litigation launched by a former client alleging she and other clients were charged excessive fees should not be run as a class action.