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Judge to approve $127M VW class action settlement, but 25% uplift may be axed
Class Actions 2020-03-26 9:08 pm By Alison Eveleigh

After almost five years of litigation, a Federal Court judge said he will approve a $127.1 million settlement of five class actions against Volkswagen over […]

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Courts criticised for losing sight of justice in Takata airbag class closure challenge
Class Actions 2020-02-19 8:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicants in seven class actions against auto manufacturers over explosive Takata airbags have criticised the courts for losing their way in ensuring justice […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2019
Class Actions 2020-01-09 11:21 pm By Christine Caulfield

Companies and other defendants forked over big sums last year to settle more than 20 class actions, with a total of at least $734 million […]

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Judge fines Volkswagen $125M after slamming ‘manifestly inadequate’ ACCC settlement
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-12-20 11:45 am By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has slapped Volkswagen with a record $125 million penalty over its emissions cheating scandal after expressing outrage at a “manifestly inadequate” […]

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Takata airbags class actions confirm landmark challenge to class closure order
Appeals 2019-12-17 10:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

The applicants in a group of class actions over defective Takata airbags are pushing ahead with a challenge to the power of the NSW Supreme […]

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Port of Newcastle flags potential cross claim in Qube’s competition case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-12-16 4:17 pm By

The Port of Newcastle is weighing a possible cross claim in a misuse of market power case brought by logistics giant Qube that alleges PON […]

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VW class action judge frowns on bid for common fund order
Class Actions 2019-12-11 11:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing the settlement approval process in multiple class actions against Volkswagen over the diesel emissions scandal has criticised an application for a common […]

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Takata airbags class action might appeal class closure in wake of common fund ruling
Class Actions 2019-12-06 10:18 pm By Hannah Gee

The applicants in a group of class actions over defective Takata airbags have flagged a possible challenge to a formal class closure order in the […]

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Judge asks if he’s ‘in la-la land’ after seeing VW profitability figures
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-11-13 3:14 pm By Hannah Gee

A judge has voiced his incredulity at profitability figures produced by Volkswagen in seeking court approval of a $75 million settlement with the consumer regulator […]

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‘Time for commercial reality to bite’: Judge orders class closure in Takata air bags class actions
Class Actions 2019-11-01 3:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge overseeing seven class actions against some of the world’s largest car makers over defective Takata airbags has ordered that class closure take place […]

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