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Mercedes-Benz to argue Takata airbags recall was invalid
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-04-01 1:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Mercedes-Benz will defend ACCC proceedings alleging it exposed consumers to serious injury or death by failing to comply with obligations under a compulsory recall of […]

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Class action members guaranteed more than 70% in first case giving lawyers slice of the pie
Class Actions 2022-02-08 2:47 pm By Christine Caulfield

The first order allowing plaintiffs lawyers to take a cut of the proceeds of a class action will guarantee group members in a case against […]

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Bayer Essure class action wins unredacted discovery for opt out notice
Class Actions 2022-01-10 2:41 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Bayer has lost its bid to redact the names and contact details of potential group members from discovered documents in a Slater & Gordon-led class […]

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‘Ticking time bomb’: Essure class action members all at risk, court told
Class Actions 2021-12-08 2:50 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Group members in a class action over Bayer’s Essure contraceptives had “a ticking time bomb” in their bodies after being implanted with the devices, and […]

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Judge makes first class action order giving law firm cut of proceeds
Class Actions 2021-12-02 10:24 am By Cindy Cameronne

Saying the funding arrangement would eliminate the possibility that legal costs ate up the majority of any return to group members, a judge overseeing a […]

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Group costs order not ‘appropriate or necessary’ in G8 shareholder class action, court told
Fiona Forsyth 2021-11-26 9:53 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge hearing the second ever application for a group costs order in a shareholder class action against early childhood education provider G8 Education has […]

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Judge to hear second group costs order bid in G8 shareholder class action
Class Actions 2021-09-23 1:45 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A Victoria Supreme Court judge will hear the second ever application for a group costs order in a shareholder class action against G8 Education, saying […]

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First ruling on class action firm’s contingency fee bid imminent, judge says
Class Actions 2021-08-03 3:32 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A landmark ruling on a bid for a contingency fee in a class action is close, a judge said Tuesday as she heard argument in […]

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Sumo Power fined $1.2M for misleading consumers
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-06-30 9:48 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Victorian electric utility Sumo Power has been fined $1.2 million for luring customers with the promise of discounts and low rates only to jack up […]

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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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