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ACCC seeks $1.2M penalty against Sumo Power for pricing bait and switch
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-06-17 3:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is seeking a $1.2 million penalty against Victorian electric utility Sumo Power for luring customers with the promise of […]

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Judge signs off on $112M settlement in Robodebt class action
Class Actions 2021-06-11 11:28 am By Christine Caulfield

Describing the federal government’s income-averaging debt collection program as a “shameful chapter”, a judge has approved a $112 million settlement in the Robodebt class action, […]

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Consumer law claims dropped in Bayer contraceptive class action
Class Actions 2021-05-14 10:33 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The lead applicant in a class action against Bayer over its allegedly defective Essure contraceptive devices has won court approval to drop her consumer law […]

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$112M Robodebt class action settlement has ‘bigger set of losers’ than normal, court hears
Class Actions 2021-05-07 10:12 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court-appointed contradictor has asked for changes to a $112 million settlement in the Robodebt class action against the federal government, saying it is unfair […]

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Judge ‘troubled’ over fairness of $112M Robodebt class action settlement
Class Actions 2021-05-06 10:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing the Robodebt class action has raised concerns about the fairness of a $112 million settlement in the case, which will provide no […]

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Court orders G8 class action plaintiff to remove redaction from costs agreement
Class Actions 2021-04-12 11:00 am By Miklos Bolza

A judge has ordered the lead applicant in a shareholder class action against G8 Education to disclose a previously redacted clause of a costs agreement […]

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Treasury Wine can seek security before contingency fee request decided
Class Actions 2021-03-18 9:14 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has allowed Treasury Wine Estates to apply for security for costs before a group costs order application is decided, in a class action […]

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Judge says G8 Education can seek security in advance of group costs order
Class Actions 2021-02-26 2:36 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A judge has said that Australia’s largest childcare centre operator, G8 Education, can apply for security for costs before a group costs order in a […]

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Boral execs can’t dodge Setka case over dropped blackmail charges
Construction 2020-10-07 3:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two Boral executives have failed in their bid to shut down a false imprisonment and malicious prosecution lawsuit brought by union heavyweight John Setka relating […]

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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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