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Judge approves settlement in CBA class action that leaves nothing for group members
Class Actions 2023-12-15 4:00 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has signed off on a class action settlement under which the Commonwealth Bank of Australia will pay a sum towards the applicant’s costs […]

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ACCC blocks ACL’s proposed $1.5B Healius takeover, as offer taken off table
Corporate 2023-12-15 10:30 am By Christine Caulfield

Despite proposing a divestiture as part of its planned takeover of Healius, Australian Clinical Labs has failed to win the approval of the competition regulator […]

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ANZ appeals disclosure breach finding over $2.5B share placement
Financial Services 2023-12-14 4:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

ANZ will appeal a ruling that it breached its continuous disclosure obligations when it failed to inform the ASX of a bailout by the underwriters […]

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Fake Sydney lawyer slapped with 9-month sentence, fined $16,000
Business of Law 2023-12-14 11:45 pm By Christine Caulfield

Sydney man Matthew Laba, who appeared in court posing as a lawyer for clients, has been sentenced to nine months’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to […]

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You snooze, you lose sales tactic targeted in ACCC case against mattress supplier Emma Sleep
Retail 2023-12-14 11:16 pm By Christine Caulfield

Online mattress retailer Emma Sleep faces enforcement action by the ACCC alleging the company’s ad campaigns were false and misleading when they implied prices had […]

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High Court hands Mitsubishi a win in case over fuel efficiency labels
Competition & Consumer Protection 2023-12-13 3:52 pm By Christine Caulfield

Mitsubishi Motors has prevailed before the High Court in a challenge to a ruling that it breached the consumer laws by affixing a fuel efficiency […]

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Woodside taken to court by Greenpeace for greenwashing gas and oil projects
Energy & Natural Resources 2023-12-13 11:42 pm By Christine Caulfield

Gas giant Woodside has been hit with legal action by Greenpeace, accused of misleading the public by greenwashing its gas and oil projects. The Federal […]

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Class action investigation begins into Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder
Product Liability 2023-12-12 11:22 pm By Christine Caulfield

As Johnson & Johnson loses its second attempt to use bankruptcy protection to resolve tens of thousands of US cases over its talcum powder products, […]

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Fitbit hit with $11M penalty for misleading customers about refunds
Competition & Consumer Protection 2023-12-12 3:38 pm By Christine Caulfield

Google’s Fitbit has been ordered to pay $11 million for misleading statements about customers’ rights to refunds or replacements for faulty devices. The penalty was […]

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Firm’s ‘ridiculously low’ fee budget in Westpac class action drives down funder’s cut
Class Actions 2023-12-11 11:22 am By Christine Caulfield

A judge’s decision to chop $810,000 from the funder’s cut of a settled class action against Westpac sounds a warning to class action litigators that […]

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