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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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High Court to hear Securency appeal after $65M ‘shabby fraud’ award slashed
Article 2019-10-23 4:43 pm By Miklos Bolza

The High Court has granted a Nigerian agent tricked into terminating his contract with international bank note manufacturer CCL Secure special leave to appeal a […]

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Judge ‘outraged’ by terms of ACCC’s $75M dieselgate settlement with VW
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-10-16 8:41 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge is considering whether he can increase a record $75 million civil penalty settlement reached by Volkswagen and the ACCC over the dieselgate scandal, […]

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Lloyd’s loses bid for quick dismissal of NAB’s $655M insurance lawsuit
Insurance 2019-09-23 8:46 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Three syndicates of Lloyd’s London have failed in their bid to toss a case brought by National Australia Bank seeking £357 million ($655 million) in […]

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VW reaches in-principle dieselgate agreement with ACCC
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-09-23 2:10 pm By Amelia Birnie

Volkswagen is nearing the end of the road of the dieselgate scandal in Australia, as the car company agrees to an in-principle resolution of enforcement […]

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Judge frowns on ‘moronic approach’ to group member sign-up in Takata class actions
Class Actions 2019-09-05 9:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing a group of class actions against car manufacturers over faulty Takata airbags has questioned a simplified group registration and opt out process […]

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