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Top 10 class action settlements of 2021
Class Actions 2022-01-10 7:52 am By Bianca Hrovat

Class action settlement totals skyrocketed to over $900 million last year, and one law firm negotiated the lion’s share, with $672 million in settlements under […]

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Class action against Zurich over faulty apartments gets go-ahead
Insurance 2021-12-13 5:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

A class action against Irish insurer Zurich Insurance Plc by unit owners of the defective New Zealand-based Victopia Apartments can proceed in Australia after the […]

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Car makers to pay $52M to settle Takata airbags class actions
Class Actions 2021-09-15 3:36 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Six of the world’s largest car makers have agreed to pay $52 million to settle class actions accusing them of selling cars with deadly Takata […]

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Global banks sued for withdrawing support for Jabiru satellite
Financial Services 2021-09-07 5:55 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Eight major banks, including Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and Citicorp, are facing a lawsuit for withdrawing financial support for a project to build and launch […]

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Judge won’t allow Ampol on site to rebrand Caltex stores
Intellectual Property 2021-08-10 6:46 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Service station giant Ampol has lost its bid to force petrol station chain EG Fuel Co to allow it access to 87 Caltex sites so […]

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Settlement reached in Takata airbags class actions
Class Actions 2021-07-13 11:55 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Six of the world’s largest car makers have agreed to settle class actions accusing them of selling cars with deadly Takata airbags. The in-principle settlements […]

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Volkswagen asks High Court to toss landmark $125M Dieselgate penalty
High Court 2021-06-10 2:56 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Volkswagen has asked the High Court to throw out a a landmark $125 million penalty over its emissions cheating scandal, the highest ever handed down […]

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Volkswagen loses appeal of landmark $125M fine in ‘turning point’ for ACCC
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-04-09 8:55 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Volkswagen has lost its challenge to a landmark $125 million Dieselgate penalty handed down by a judge who lambasted a $75 million fine proposed by […]

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Qube resolves misuse of market power case against Port of Newcastle
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-11-30 2:29 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Logistics services provider Qube has resolved a lawsuit that accused the Port of Newcastle of misusing its power in the market for port services by […]

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Litigation funder wins appeal over security for costs in Fair Work class actions
Employment 2020-11-10 2:25 pm By Christine Caulfield

Litigation funder Augusta Ventures has won its challenge to a landmark ruling that it pay $3.1 million in security for the costs of two Fair […]

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