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$125M penalty rightly imposed after VW ‘starved’ judge of evidence, appeals court told
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-08-12 9:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeals court has been urged to uphold a judge’s $125 million penalty against Volkswagen in the ACCC’s case over the car maker’s emissions cheating, […]

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Law firm hit with indemnity costs for opt out error in Toyota class action
Class Actions 2020-08-11 10:32 pm By Miklos Bolza

An error in an opt out notice sent to motorists eligible to sign up for a class action over allegedly defective diesel filters in Toyota vehicles has left a class action law firm on the hook for indemnity costs to cover a new notice to group members.

Insurance policies stalling Quintis class action settlement were ‘cobbled together’, court hears
Insurance 2020-08-11 6:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

Insurance policies that may be worth up to $46 million and have derailed settlement approval in two class actions against sandalwood producer Quintis were “cobbled together” and contained errors and omissions, a court has heard.

HealthEngine urges approval of $2.9M fine, says it didn’t know altering reviews was unlawful
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-08-10 12:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

Health booking company HealthEngine has urged the court to accept a $2.9 million penalty for deleting and altering unfavourable reviews, telling a judge that it […]

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Foxtel, Optus contractor criticises ‘opportunistic’ new sham contracting class action
Class Actions 2020-08-10 4:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

Communications and technical services company BSA Limited has slammed as “opportunistic” an employment class action by allegedly underpaid technicians, saying the media was informed of […]

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Wicked Sister dessert maker suffers loss in trade mark battle
Intellectual Property 2020-08-10 5:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

The company that makes Wicked Sister desserts has suffered a defeat in its trade mark battle against the maker of Wicked dipping sauces, with a […]

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ASIC spent $1.8M on failed Westpac responsible lending case
Financial Services 2020-08-07 4:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission spent over $1.8 million in taxpayer funds investigating and prosecuting its now failed responsible lending case against Westpac. The […]

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Opal Tower insurance stoush needs to be resolved for class action defence, court hears
Insurance 2020-08-07 5:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

The prefab concrete specialist behind Sydney’s Opal Tower, which has been targeted in a class action over the ill-fated building, has told a court that […]

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Fonterra may bring counter-claims in class action over milk prices
Class Actions 2020-08-07 5:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

Fonterra could bring counter-claims against dairy farmers that brought a class action alleging they were unpaid when the company slashed milk prices in 2016, a […]

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Maurice Blackburn didn’t breach obligations by filing new TWE class action
Class Actions 2020-08-06 8:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

Maurice Blackburn did not breach its obligations by using material from a now settled class action against Treasury Wine Estates to draft new class action […]

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